Working from Home? Make the Most of the Opportunity
|Have you been working from home to comply with the social distancing measures related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic???
Perhaps your employer has been forced to close the office and you are required to work from home. If so, you know there are a multitude of challenges. To assess your performance, ask yourself whether you are:
Accomplishing as much as you should be to fulfill the duties of your job?
Finding yourself distracted by worries about health threats to you and your loved ones?
Feeling anxious about your personal finances?
If you came out of that self-assessment with flying colors, that’s great. But many at-home workers could use a little help. Here are some common work-at-home productivity tips. They don’t work for everyone, but they may help you:
Looking to the Future
It might be comforting to think that this will be the last time during your career when you’re “exiled” from your workplace and have to work from home. Odds are, that won’t be the case. Therefore, consider that your effort to adapt to your new work environment today may pay dividends tomorrow. Or maybe you’ll become adept at working productively from home now. You may find it such an appealing alternative to the old routine that your new post-pandemic normal will involve working from home even if you’re not forced to.
printed with permission Thomson & Reuters 05.2020