Here are nine ways to keep the current social-distancing stretch of working from home from turning into working from hell.
In the past week the coronavirus outbreak has prompted a wave of telecommuting across the U.S., the likes of which we’ve never seen before and may never see again. Basically, everybody who’s able to work from home is doing so.
Companies – and workers themselves – are making the best out of a difficult set of circumstances. We’re all scrambling to set up infrastructures that work for our own particular situations. It’s not always easy. Technology connections can be challenging. Work processes need to be sorted out. And with kids home from school, entertainment options limited, and food-shopping trips curtailed, we’re all doing what we can to keep our digital sanity while continuing to meet the obligations of our daily jobs.
Here are nine ways to keep the current social-distancing stretch of Working From Home from turning into Working From Hell.
Whether you’re navigating the unknown waters of working at home for the first time with a spouse, home-schooling kiddos or indulging in mandated isolation alone – we’re all feeling the impact of the ‘world’s largest work from home experiment’ together in some way. Juggling this unprecedented fine line between managing professional obligations in tandem with maintaining sanity leaves us wondering if maybe we’re all experiencing too much screen time? Understanding the human limitations that accompany the new work-from-home, school-at-home dynamics can help us discover new ways of using technology to our advantage while maintaining digital sanity.