Since we are only working twice a week in office, I tend to spend way more time looking and talking to a screen than before, the screen time have almost increased by 60-70%.Thanks to COVID-19 every meeting/ interaction is now on screen.
To go gadgets
I actually have 3 gadgets that I am completely dependent on these days- My iPhone, EarPods and for the last couple of months I have fallen in love with my new gadget – the Microsoft Surface. Earlier, I was good at doing everything through my phone but I have now shifted most of my work to the Surface because of the increase in the screen time. Everything that I can do on my phone I can literally do it on surface and it has enhanced my productivity tremendously.
Everyone is making a gradual shift to either Google Home or Alexa. I am also spending a lot of time to trying to automate my life on ticking out basic functions out of my life and automating the same. AI driven work is my next big focus.
I work a lot on an app called Todoist. It’s my go-to app for note taking.
Spotify has also taken over a bigger part of my life now. It is not only limited to music anymore, It is a great way for catching up on news while I am driving to work.
I was one of the first 1000 customers to own a FITBIT because I was in America that time and it was limited initial stock. The other wearable device that I use and like is my Apple watch. But I am person who enjoys the feel of a normal watch too so I keep switching in phases. I wear a smart watch for exercising or personal social time but I don’t wear it for work as it becomes too distracting.
Office Interiors To Change Post-Lockdown: Here's What The Future Will Look Like
The New Normal
“For office culture to revive and survive, office spaces are looking at a pretty drastic alteration of layouts and design,” says Pankaj Poddar, the co-founder of Hipcouch, a Mumbai based Interior Design Company. He says the new normal will also see some reversal.
“We will see the reversing of very hot trends of open offices and shared desks.” While we wait for the official decrees, here’s what the rough framework is looking like so far according to Poddar.