Op-Ed: How working remotely can bring workers closer together
How remote work can affect our personal and professional relationships
If you ever wonder whether you should ever relocate to a warmer job, the answer is yes.
For many, moving is a difficult and stressful experience. While many people have successfully made the switch from one environment to another, they have struggled with the idea of spending a period away from family. And while you may experience personal happiness from moving to a new role, you may also experience some level of discontent with your decision.
To help with your decision, consider the following:
Your relationship with your family.
The amount of time you have with your family in their home.
Distance, in fact, has a way of making us see things differently. When you move to a new environment, you tend to see your life a bit differently. For instance, you’ve probably been watching your children grow up, and while some of the changes will be subtle, others may be more extreme. You’ve probably noticed how they’ve changed or grown. Their interests have grown, and the friends they make have grown, too.
Of course, you may have also noticed how much your mother likes her garden. However, as you moved to a different city, you’ve likely never spent as much time there as you did in the one you’ve resided in.
So, your perspective may change, too.
It’s one of the many benefits that working remotely brings us. When you move to a different environment, you may have a completely different perspective of your job and your life with it, even if it’s still in the same city you live in.
Distance creates a greater distance between us and our surroundings than we have in the same city.
We tend to lose a little of our identity when our routines change. When we are part of a small and tight-knit family, we tend to put a greater emphasis on our personal relationships and family