While 2021 wasn’t quite as unprecedented as the previous year, it was still a long way from pre-pandemic life. As we continued to live through the ongoing pandemic, it became clear that working from home was here to stay. The term hybrid workplace began cropping up more and more, and by the end of the year, it was evident that this combination of working between the home and office would most likely be the future of work. Indeed, out of the Freedom users we surveyed, 86% switched from WFO to WFH, with 51% envisioning a long-term hybrid working solution as their perfect outcome. 2021 was the year that work went from being a “place” to an activity we performed no matter where we were.
Here at Freedom, we frequently find ourselves inspired by the people who use our product. From Academy Award-nominated screenwriters, bestselling authors, editors, and journalists, to developers, illustrators, designers, academics, and entrepreneurs – the Freedom community is packed with curious, creative, and passionate go-getters.
We love to share your stories because we believe the best way to solve the problems we face at work in today’s world is to learn from those who are living those experiences daily– and figuring out how to thrive while they do it!
One of my favorite places to write is at a corner table in a coffee shop just a few minutes from my home.
There is something about the combination of the smell of coffee, the din of the cafe, and tucking one leg under me on the bench seat that puts me in the right frame of mind.
By now, we’ve all read plenty of articles on changes in the workforce over the past two years. It’s pretty safe to say that the pandemic affected the workplace significantly.
As the dust settles and we close out our second year since the start of the pandemic, we’re starting to see a clearer picture of the effects and how the future of work is taking shape. We’re replacing phrases like “unprecedented times” and “the new normal” with new buzzwords like “hybrid workplace.”
The growth of remote and hybrid work is evident, and we know they are here to stay. But what other major trends are emerging for the year ahead?
The Freedom team’s motivational secret is our ever-positive and innovative engineer Adis! It may come as no great surprise to know that we are quite a productive bunch here at Freedom. We do like to practice what […]
re busy making New Year’s Resolutions, taking a rest isn’t usually top of our list of priorities, especially after the holidays when many of us are feeling as if we’ve overindulged. It’s likely you’ll be prioritizing dropping any bad habits, and replacing them with new, healthier ones. A new exercise routine is at the top of the list for many people at this time of year, often accompanied by a healthy eating regimen. Perhaps you’ve decided this is the year when you’ll finally get organized, and vow to actually make use of that daily planner you got gifted, or start implementing the Pomodoro Technique on a daily basis.
Structuring work around personal peak productivity can enhance performance. As a consequence of the pandemic, we’ve discovered that traditional workplace practices are no longer effective. The last year has dispelled the myth that people should […]
We’ve all been there. We’re excited to plan a trip or learn about a new opportunity, so we open our browser, type in a search, and fall right into the black hole.
With so much information at our fingertips, the decision-making process should be pretty straightforward, right? Unfortunately not.
Access to unlimited information does not empower us to make better choices; instead, it can make us scared of making the wrong choice. We become anxious when we have so many options in front of us.
This is analysis paralysis, the enemy of productivity.