Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have adopted the means to be completely virtual and allow a work-from-home model for our staff. Adjusting to a new work routine and environment was a gradual process—difficult for some—but once we overcame the challenges, many of us saw and appreciated its benefits. We have improved work-life balance and continued to operate at the same, if not higher, levels of productivity and efficiency.
Many of us had firsthand experience of virtual meeting fatigue while working from home. Following the lifting of COVID lockdowns—its limitations and restrictions—Xillium is now transitioning to a hybrid work setup. The hybrid work model provides our staff a location-flexible arrangement in which they can work on-site if needed, but can also choose to work from home on some days. This dynamic allows us to still perform at the same level of productivity and balance virtual and in-person meetings.
Liezel is a Xilium writer. She has a degree in literature and has spent years mentoring foreign students with their English communication skills in a remote work setting. Her academic involvement includes the development and revision of instructional materials and content. Her distance learning career honed her skills in communication, management, research, and technology.