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woman at computer screen working remotely with four colleagues via a virtual meeting Employers, eager to ensure continued productivity and retain valuable employees have rushed in to support working away from the office making it easier than ever before to be productive from anywhere. (Photo: Shutterstock)

During the first several months of the pandemic and the transition to remote work, many people witnessed virtual meeting rookie mistakes including even partially clothed innocent family members cruising unknowingly by in the background. While these instances provide for some hilarious memories amongst coworkers, they also pushed employees to quickly learn and adapt to this new virtual world. Some adapted more quickly and effectively than others, but eventually, most people normalized this new virtual and remote working world.

Working away from the office has its perks, like the ability to focus and remove workplace distractions, such as office drop-ins, impromptu meetings, and office noises. Turning a portion of the home into a workplace has introduced new distractions though, such as household chores, raiding the fridge every 15 minutes, neighborhood noises, and of course video call fatigue.

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