Mumbai: The COVID-19 pandemic has popularised the idea of labor from home, but Mumbai professionals say house crunch in flats and lack of sturdy web connectivity has hampered their work, although saving on journey time has been a bonus for some. Many folks additionally complain of lack {of professional} setting and privateness at home, but say that is the new normal which they’ve to just accept.

Vijay Singh, a city-based journalist, informed that whereas working from home, he has been dealing with points like poor web and cell phone connectivity.

“Work from home has become a compulsion with the COVID-19 numbers going up,” he says.

Varun Singh, founding father of Squarefeatindia, a actual property information portal, says lack of correct working house and privateness are a large hindrance as a lot of the properties in Mumbai are small.

Majority of properties within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region are one bedroom-hall-kitchen (BHK) flats measuring 325 to 425 sq. toes, he says.

“Those working from home are occupying the space that, in their absence, used to be normally occupied by other family members. Now, working people have to share the space at home with their children and other family members,” he says.

Also, many individuals have only one laptop computer, which can also be for use by kids for his or her on-line lessons. The cell phone information will get exhausted and never all properties have Wifi connections, he says.

Amid the present scenario, many builders are attempting to advertise the idea of an workplace house in 1.5 BHKs, Singh says.

Shweta Kulkarni, a public relations skilled, says she misses the office environment whereas working from home whereas the constructive aspect is that commuting time is saved.

“Even for those living in 2 BHKs, if more than one or two persons are working from home, then it creates a problem. Productivity and work performance are hampered while working from home,” she says.

Nilesh Shinde, who works in a non-public agency, says there no office-like settings at home. “You have to feel like working in the office to boost your productivity,” he says.

For some like Prajakta Seth, who works in an funding agency, work from home means longer working hours.

“There are also problems like lack of space and privacy. I have also been experiencing backache and can’t concentrate on work,” she says.

Akhilesh Singh, a software program skilled, says he purchased an workplace chair and desk since he wants to extend his work productiveness.

“But, the problem is lack of space at home. I manage somehow. We have to learn to adjust to the new normal,” he says.

Sunil Banerjee, a media skilled, says working from home is a tough scenario as he has to search out a correct place to work and likewise gown up correctly for formal conferences held on-line.

“I have created my office in my balcony from where I can also watch TV to keep a tab on the news. But as a journalist, I miss going to press rooms of the state secretariat, police, civic body and the Press Club where a lot of information is shared. Nowadays, people avoid speaking over telephone,” he says.