HRD Forum of Vidarbha Industries Association organised a Webinar on “The Economic Social Physiological & Psychological effects of WFH” on JioMeet.
VIA HRD Forum come up with a much needed topic such as “Work from Home’ and its impact. This was planned to understand work flexibility and as a strategy to promote work family balance and how organizations support employees to manage the competing demands of work and family life. WFH may not be applicable at all the areas of working but during this ongoing corona pandemic it taught many things and opened many ways to enhance the ratio of work from home.
Runa Maitra, Founder & Director of People Talent International, Delhi touched many such aspects and shared the economic-social, physiological and psychological effects of WFH.
Maitra opined that WFH brings new responsibilities for both the employer and employees. Being away from office, seating in a cozy, comfortable setting has its advantages as well as disadvantages. There are a number of benefits such as convenience, better work life balance, financial benefits, possible productivity gains due to fewer interruptions, cozy atmosphere allowing more focused work.
Further she elaborated that there are some challenges also and how to overcome them effectively with time bound. Managing your time and schedule, the blurred line between personal & professional life, distraction, even if you a schedule but staying productive during your working hours prove challenging, if you are working from home.
She stressed on advantages and disadvantages of WFH i.e. it increases feelings of isolation, it can be harder to maintain team spirit when employees are working at different locations. Problems such as software issues, become more difficult to fix when you are not in office, sometimes it’s difficult to maintain performance.
But on the other hand one should be taking good care of physical health, maintaining mental peace, healthy food habits, involved yourself in some creative works. These are the small steps one should keep in mind while dealing with WFH, she advised.
Earlier, Hemant Lodha, Chairman of HRD Forum welcomed the guest speaker and also informed about activities of the forum. Neelam Bowade, Convener of HRD Forum conducted the proceedings and also introduced the speaker. Suresh Pandilwar, Co-Chairman of HRD Forum proposed a formal vote of thanks. Prominently present were Atul Pande, IPP – VIA, Prof Ashit Sinha, Mentor – HRD Forum, Anita Rao, Jt Secretary – VIA, Vaibhav Agrawal, Vishal Agrawal and many industry representatives joined the session.