31 March 2022 | By Rakshitha Arni Ravishankar

I’m not much of a talker. I hate crowds and prefer deep conversations with a few friends. I crave alone time. I can spend an entire weekend cooped up with some books (or my thoughts).

But being an introvert hasn’t always been fun. When I started out in my career, I often second-guessed my decision to become a reporter. I had a hard time sharing my ideas in team meetings. The newsroom drained me, and I envied my gregarious colleagues who appeared to navigate the bustle with ease.

When we switched to remote work last year, I worried the virtual realm would further isolate me. Surprisingly, that has not been my experience. The pandemic has taken a toll on my mental health, but it has also relieved some of my social anxieties. I enjoy virtual meetings and hangouts. The flexibility of WFH makes it easier to focus and tap into my creative side. In fact, I did some of my best work last year.

Read the full article at Harvard Business Review.