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Be Productive, Be Healthy, While Working Remotely

A talk by Ajay and Suyogya during WordCamp Udaipur, 2019

What is the WHO definition of health?

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The bibliographic citation for this definition is: “Preamble to the Constitution of WHO as adopted by the International Health Conference, New York, 19 June – 22 July 1946; signed on 22 July 1946 by the representatives of 61 States (Official Records of WHO, no. 2, p. 100) and entered into force on 7 April 1948. The definition has not been amended since 1948.”

Source: WHO website

Remote jobs are becoming popular yet remain one of the most unexplored domains. Working remotely has its own merits and demerits that we believe deserve an open dialogue. Some take working remotely to be an easy task, while some think of it as a fun holiday. The minority of us who see it for what it really is, a taxing job with the benefit of avoiding rush hour traffic, at times fail to use the right tools to make the work fun and a learning experience.

With the increase in the remote workforce, productivity and health are two major concerns that we all should be well aware of. We need to learn the tricks of the trade to make the best use of working from home especially in the Indian landscape. where working from home is fairly a new concept that will take time to emerge as a serious work option. Discussing these issues openly amongst family, friends, as well as colleagues can help us increase our productivity exponentially.

Suyogya shared some of the tools used by him in his day to day life as a Happiness Engineer with Automattic Inc and some productivity tips for a remote worker.

Ajay presented his views culminating in physical, mental, and emotional health while working remotely. He also addressed how we often overlook our health trying to meet goals which instead decreases our productivity.

Location: The Artist House, Near Ashoka Cinema (Max Store), Surajpole, Udaipur

Date: 23 November 2019

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