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Is Working From Home the Future of Creativity Or a Recipe for Distraction?

Although the future of work started leaning towards a hybrid work structure long before 2020, that future tilted towards fully working from home when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. The new reality forced many companies to adopt remote work policies to keep employees safe. Now working from home is a part of the new normal, and while some people still struggle to adjust, others have embraced the new reality.

This change can be good or not so good for creatives because creativity mostly thrives on connection and relativity. It’s Global Work From Home week, and today’s Creative Gist seeks the opinion of different creatives on the topic – is working from home the future of creativity or a recipe for distraction? Let’s dive in!




Working from home helps me save a lot of time as an artist. However, I’m in the social industry, so I still need to go out and mingle with people. Working remotely helps me to focus more on my craft, but artists don’t get famous by sitting in their parlours.

Anthonia Mbah

Anthonia Mbah

Frontend Developer

Working from home has a lot to do with self-discipline. Knowing oneself would determine how productive you can be in both situations. Working remotely can be distracting when you don’t know how to manage your time or have a plan for each day. Another thing is that you can have a plan but not follow the plan. So time management and self-discipline play significant roles when working remotely.

Olapeju Koleoso

Olapeju Koleoso

Creative and Culinary Entrepreneur

Working from home is helpful as long as you know what you are doing and not deceiving yourself. If you are working remotely, I see no reason why it should be a recipe for distraction. If you are working remotely, you should see it as if you are going to work in an official space. You should start your day the standard time someone at the office begins their day. The only disadvantage of working remotely is that you are not physically active, which can harm your health. But there’s also a remedy - visit the gym or work out in your house.

Kofoworola Popson

Kofoworola Popson

Content Creator/Counselling Psychologist

The chance to work from home is definitely a dream come true for me. It has brought comfortability into the work environment while maintaining one’s ability to earn. The only thing is that employees need to train their minds to approach working from home with the same energy and mentality they do with working in a company’s workspace.

Anthonia Mbah

Olajumoke Ogunfeitimi


As fun as it may seem, working from home can be distracting if you’re not disciplined enough. You might end up not achieving anything because your home is your comfort zone.

Is Remote Work Fostering Creativity or Distractions?

Is it easy to conclude that working from home is equally ideal for developing and executing innovative ideas as working from an official workspace? The jury is still out on that. However, as a creative, you still need to collaborate with other creatives, whether working from home or in an office. The success of either option depends on certain factors, including setting clear boundaries, establishing routines and maintaining clear communication/connection. With the right approach and mindset, you can leverage the benefits of both options to promote creativity and productivity.

Don’t take our word for it though. Do you think working from home is the future of creativity or a recipe for distraction? Please share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Deborah Alfred

Deborah Alfred is a content writer, UX writer, and copywriter. A published author, she is the founder and community leader of WriterPreneurs' World, a writing community of over 2000 people. She employs simple yet effective writing and storytelling techniques that draw and capture her audience. Her moniker, Insightful Parrot, is a testament to her ability to see minute details that are usually oblivious to others and can improve any situation.

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