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    Switching to wireless helped Fast&Up CEO multitask better

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    Vijayaraghavan Venugopalan sets strict work intervals after every three hours.

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    Vijayaraghavan Venugopalan uses his new projector in the evenings when he wants to relax with his family.
    Vijayaraghavan Venugopalan, CEO, Fast&Up, makes sure he is connected when duty calls.

    Juggling act
    “Working from home has been a bit of jugglery ever since I relocated to Bengaluru from Hyderabad with my family. Even though a bit cramped, we have been able to find our own spaces in the house where we work from. I used to work from home in 2013, so I am used to it in some ways.

    My wife, children and I are early risers and I go for workouts in the morning. Work starts at 10 am and I set strict work intervals after every three hours. We don’t have lunch together due to school and work, but my evenings are spent with family. You have to find a balance.”

    Booster shot
    “I have set multiple WiFi booster points to have maximum connectivity at home, which is a new addition. We picked up a new iPad specifically for my daughter so that it frees up a laptop. We have also moved away from printers because the world has become more digital. We also got a new projector. My family and I use it in the evenings when we want to relax. I was also tempted to buy more but I restricted myself to another Firestick.”

    Call of duty
    “The amount of time we spend on calls has increased now. Thanks to all the video calls, I have been using my earphones quite a bit. So, the latest addition to my personal tech has been a pair of wireless headphones. Switching to wireless has really helped with my multitasking. When it comes to calls, I have been using multiple platforms, right from Zoom, Google Meet to Microsoft Teams and WhatsApp. Standard phone calls have gone down significantly because I am always connected to the internet.”

    Bright ideas
    “It’s not just tech that can help with your home setup. I have added lighting changes, rented work tables for the family and made sure to let natural light in through the windows. However, one thing that I might consider getting is another laptop. Having a second device may come in handy if we have to work from home for long hours.”

    Keep Calm And Work From Home! Tech & IT Giants That Are On WFH Mode Till July 2021

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    Embracing The New Normal

    The Covid-19 pandemic posed a plethora of challenges before humanity - the cancellation of major events, economic slowdown and job crisis to name a few. One of the biggest challenges was faced by workplaces around the world, as they struggled to work out an arrangement where employees could stay productive without being physically present in the office.

    However, workplaces soon embraced the new normal and got accustomed to the changing times, so much so, that many of the tech and IT giants decided to extend their WFH policies even after the pandemic has subsided, with many of them deciding not to return to offices till summer of the next year.

    Here’s a look at all the major companies that are on WFH till July 2021.


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