One of our Data Consultants tells us how he is finding remote working

What does your working day look like now?

When I started working from home in March, I had just returned from Japan on holiday, so I was severely jet-lagged, which meant I was waking up a lot earlier than usual, often at 5 am. Working from home allowed me to start work early during these first weeks, which suited me and the jet lag! A few weeks in, I start work at 9 AM like the rest of the team, and I prefer it this way as it’s better to have others around, even virtually.

What element of your work is particularly suited to working from home?

Almost all the services we deliver at Cloud Perspective are suited to working from home. We have all of the technology and equipment we need to work effectively and efficiently, and meetings with clients are mainly carried out remotely, even before the lockdown, as we have many international and London-based clients, so there’s not much change there.

What aspects of working from home are particularly productive for you?

I have a large desk that can fit my notebook, laptop, and monitor, which is handy as I think we take the size of the desks we have at the office for granted.

Are there any parts of our role that are difficult to complete working from home?

Everyone is part of a team, and when I need to collaborate with others, it can be pretty challenging to do so over messaging, so we will have a video call. But that’s not always immediate, so coordinating our time is very important.

Do you have any advice for people working from home that helps you in your day-to-day work?

Make video calls to colleagues when you can. It helps to have a face to talk to, and it helps with work and well-being.

Also, ensure you have all the necessary equipment to work from home. Fortunately, we have all the equipment we need to work remotely, ensuring that we continue to deliver for our clients.

What has been the best thing about working from home?

It’s been very nice not to spend hours commuting. You have a lot more free time.

What is the worst thing about working from home?

Not seeing your colleagues and ‘having a laugh’ with them daily.

What are you looking forward to about returning to the office?

I’m looking forward to seeing how much the plants have grown!

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