Some Tips For Employees Remote Working
Here are some tips for office employees who find themselves remote working because of coronavirus
As coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country, companies are asking employees to work remotely to help control contagion.
At first, working from home might seem like a dream: no commute, no distracting co-workers and think of all those chores you’ll be able to sneak in!
But after the novelty wears off, things get real. It can be lonely. Your home suddenly feels a lot smaller. And there’s no real end to your work day.
Here are some tips to stay well balanced
Take a break: Let’s be honest: You don’t work eight hours straight in the office. There are coffee breaks, lunch walks and chats with co-workers that give some respite from work.
Just because you are working from home doesn’t mean you aren’t entitled to the same breathers.
Hitting the pause button throughout the work day can be a boon to productivity.
Get structured: It will take a little time to get into your groove working from a different environment. Be thoughtful about where you choose to work and make sure to match the environment to the type of work you are doing, and make sure to designate some places as work-free zones.
Repurpose your commute: A major perk of working from home is ditching the commute. But that doesn’t mean your work day can start earlier. Use your commute time in the morning for self-renewal or family time, not work.
Show your face: When possible, use video over the standard conference call to help create more interactions and avoid loneliness.
Force social collisions: Working from home means no popping into your colleague’s office to chat or running into someone on your way to the bathroom and discussing weekend plans.
Use FaceTime, Zoom and other video tools during meetings or just to chat with coworkers to help avoid loneliness.