What does working from home mean to you today? I recently joined a discussion hosted by Blue Microphones about how tech is helping us adapt to not just working from home, but working from anywhere, everywhere, and on any device.
Many of us have built a home office from scratch and worked out of it for over a year. Tech has helped us create a workspace anywhere, from a spare bedroom to a kitchen table, and develop new ways of working day-to-day. I joined Steven Bartlett (Dragons’ Den), Rachel Boothroyd, Tom Cheesewright, and James Routledge, in a conversation hosted by David Savage to share their experiences of working from home. We share the challenges we have faced, and share insights on the tech that’s helping us adapt to the ‘new normal.
On the topic of bandwidth, I bring up the subject of bandwidth and how it impacts our lives when working from home. The average home could have family members streaming 4K boxsets on Netflix, Downloading 40Gb games on consoles, and online education at the same time as the important Zoom or Microsoft teams call.
There could also be digital assistants, doorbells, smart toasters, washing machines, smart TVs all on the internet hogging your bandwidth. There’s an argument that we should start thinking about putting all those IoT devices on a separate network and having a work network just so you’ve always got that bandwidth.
Outside of the tech, we also explore how we are moving away from binary thinking. Rather than working from home vs working in the office or physical events vs virtual events, we are now moving towards hybrid models that provide the best of both worlds.