The Covid pandemic really changed the way many of us worked. We found ourselves working from home to help reduce the risk of exposure, and infection. While working from home has its benefits, it can also be challenging for many to stay focused and productive.
You might have this ongoing temptation to head into the kitchen for a quick snack, or step outside to see if the mail has arrived. Whatever it is that takes you away from your work, suffice it to say that temptation lurks around every corner of the house.
What we're now seeing is more and more companies are beginning to require employees to return to the office. And in that return, it's important to consider how we can optimize our workspace, and have the necessary tools so that you're as productive as possible.
One of the many solutions to enhance productivity is to invest in a double ear headset that has the feature Active Noise Cancellation technology and a noise-canceling microphone. ANC helps remove environmental noise to enhance concentration, while the noise cancelling microphone filters out unwanted room noise so your callers hear you and not what's going on around you.
Dual speaker headsets are an excellent investment for anyone who wants to avoid being distracted by noise. With the recent rise of remote work, background noise has been a well-known issue that can be problematic .From barking dogs and children's sounds, to the landscaping or construction work going on outside, there are countless noises that can distract you.
Double ear headsets with active noise cancellation technology like the Orosound Tilde Pro can help eliminate these distractions and provide you with a more peaceful, productive workspace. These headsets use technology that counters room noise by creating anti-noise that helps cancel it so your concentration isn’t interrupted. This creates a quieter, distraction-free environment that allows you to focus on your work, and at the end of the day, get more done.
A Good Mic Makes The Difference
But the benefits of double ear headsets don't stop there. Many are available with noise-canceling microphones that can enhance the quality of your communication with others. When you're on a call, whether it’s a voice or video call, it's essential that the other person can hear you clearly. But if you have background noise, like coworkers for example, it can make it difficult to communicate effectively. With a noise-canceling microphone, your voice is prioritized, and background noise is filtered out, or at the very least, it’s reduced to the point where your callers aren’t distracted by it. This results in better conversations that enhance the quality of your communication.
In addition to the benefits to the user, there are also benefits to the callers. When you're on a call, the person on the other end wants to hear what you're saying, not what's going on in the background. Noise-canceling microphones can help ensure that your message is heard loud and clear, without the distraction of background noise. This can improve the quality of your professional relationships and create an environment more conducive to getting things done.
A good quality headset that efficiently handles noise can be a very important component when you find yourself back working in an office. The amount of sound going on around you will surely be more than what you experienced while working at home which means you'll need to adapt to this change.
So as we return to the office, it's important to remember that there will be some adjustments that will need to be made. After working from home, it's natural to feel some apprehension about going back to the office. However, it's also an opportunity to reconnect with coworkers, strengthen relationships, and collaborate on projects in person face-to-face.
This shift in the work environment requires adaptation, but it's also an opportunity to develop new skills and habits as well as giving you more visibility which can put you on a better career track. And when the Pandemic abruptly forced us to work from home, that too required us to adapt to a new work routine.
So the same is true, only in reverse, today. Here at Discover Headsets, we have a saying that says; "Adapt to change, and be flexible" and when thinking about returning to the office, this would be a great mindset to have.
Adios to that short bedroom to office commute
One of the most significant changes when returning to the office is commuting. It's hard to beat that short commute from the bedroom to your home office. No traffic to contend with, no gas to pay for, and no getting out of the house early so you get to work on time. There's a lot to like about that. But after months of not having to commute, it can be a mental, and physical challenge to adjust to the daily commute again. However, there are things you can do to make the transition a little bit easier.
- Consider listening to audiobooks
- Listen to podcasts during your commute
- take this commute time to practice mindfulness exercises to help you start the day in a positive mindset.
- Call a coworker who's also commuting and exchange thoughts on projects you're working on so when you arrive to work, you both have a jump on the day's work. But make sure you're using a handsfree headset while driving like the Discover Adapt 20 with noise canceling microphone.
If you turn what appears to be a negative into a positive, and spend that commute time getting your mind conditioned for a productive day, you might just find yourself being far more productive than you were when working from home.
No More Jammies
Another adjustment when returning to the office is working face to face with coworkers. After months of communicating virtually, it may feel strange to interact with coworkers in person again, which means no moe PJ's. However, this shift can provide a renewed sense of connection and collaboration. Take the time to reconnect with coworkers and build relationships in person. It can enhance productivity and foster a positive work environment. And if you give it some time, and effort, you’ll probably find that returning to work at the office isn’t nearly as dreadful as you might think. In fact, you might come to even like and prefer it.
Finally, returning to the office means adapting to in-person management again. After months of working, and being managed remotely, it can be challenging to shift back to a more structured work environment. However, this is an opportunity to refine your time-management skills and develop a better understanding of your work processes. Be open to feedback and take advantage of opportunities to learn, collaborate and grow.
Some might even think that returning to the office is some sort of Draconian effort by Management to corral and control them. And though there may be cases that align with that train of thought, I believe that's not the driving force behind the return to work movement. I think it has more to do with the belief that employees are more productive in a more structured work environment.
I think most would agree that not everyone is perfectly suited, and disciplined enough to consistently manage their time well when working remotely. So if the temptations from being unsupervised are too much to resist, productivity is likely the thing that will suffer. Returning to the office in all liklihood has more to do with the company wanting to see better results while at the same time wanting to return to a more personal, dynamic and collaborative work atmosphere.
There’s always two sides to every situation, so when returning to work at the office, try to see both sides. If you do, you might develop a sense of appreciation as to the company's true reasons for having the workforce return to the office.
Returning to the office after working from home for an extended period of time, as many of us have been doing, is going to be a challenge. However, it's also an opportunity to regain some of our social skills that we probably put on the back shelf.
Social skills, like any other skill, require practice and regular use which was difficult to obtain when working from home in your pajamas. Yes, this will take some getting used to, but with a good attitude and an open mind, you’ll probably come to appreciate being around your coworkers not only for the social interactions, but for collaborating on projects together.