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Working from home, sleep and Dropbox Spaces - how our habits are changing

Working from home, sleep and Dropbox Spaces - how our habits are changing

Amy
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In the past, a lot of offices operated under the impression that showing up was the most important thing, not necessarily the actual work. David Vallance took a deep dive in to this topic over at the Work in Progress blog, and here are some thoughts about how it affects working from home. 
 
Looking at the idea that showing up results in getting more done, was that actually working at all? Before the pandemic, the average office employee lost nearly a third of their time in the office to distractions, according to a recent study by the Economist Intelligence Unit. It seems that the old version of office life encouraged us to show up but achieve little. 
 
Now that so many people are working from home, managers can focus solely on output - whatever it is that you do, deadlines, deliverables and to-dos still flow back and forth within teams. As a Virtual First team, and big fans of collaborative online workspaces, you might guess that this makes a lot of sense to us. Working when you’re focussed on outputs and collaboration to achieve specific goals, you can reach the finish line at any time, not necessarily at the end of the working day in the office. As we mentioned in this piece about working hours, tools like Dropbox Spaces help to keep track of work that needs to get done, what’s been completed, but not necessarily hours spent on each task. 
 
While performance is changing, now is the perfect time to look at how we deliver feedback too. You can read more about that here. 
 
Are you working a classic 9-5 day? Are you checking in more or less with your boss or teammates? Tell us how your day has changed in the comments below. 
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