Now with more vaccines becoming readily available and COVID-19 restrictions easing workers here in the Buffalo area are getting ready to head back to the office.
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Making the transition after working remotely for a year, many are hoping for more flexible working models. Employees will, in many instances still be working virtually, part of the time.

Professor Katerina Bezrukova of UB's School of Management School says some may be anxious about the adjustment...

"For some people it's scary," she told WGRZ-TV. "For some people, it's terrifying, because we're very habitual. We don't like change. Some people, they got used to the way we've been this past year, so it's hard to change your routine. But embrace the change because when one door closes another door opens so, there's something good that can come out of it."

If you prefer to continue working from home full time, career coaches suggest stressing your productivity in any conversations with your boss.

When you're working from home if you find yourself taking  mini-breaks throughout the day experts say not to feel guilty about it.

A new study from North Carolina State University found that these "micro-breaks" can be beneficial, even if they're just for five minutes at a time. The study looked at two different sets of workers and found that people who took micro-breaks were more highly engaged in their work and less tired at the end of the day.

 

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