We are now in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic and as one of the measures announced by the Government to mitigate its spread, working from home has been advocated. So how do you prosper working at home? It can be lonely, and this can halt productivity. Here’s a few tips suitable for all professionals working at home:
- Stay connected
- Stay in touch with family and friends who are there to chat and keep you motivated
- Speak to colleagues regularly on the phone, video/facetime, WhatsApp and email so you know colleagues are nearby
- Routine is good
- Start and finish at set times
- Time the laptop/PC off at the end of your day
- Take regular breaks – maybe a walk around the block?
- Enjoy a lunch break and switch off from work for 30 minutes or so
- Put the radio on to help with background noise and an added stimulus
- Combatting loneliness
- Recognise this period of working at home – for an indefinite period – is change and can be difficult
- Find a routine that suits you
- Reach out to people that can lift your spirits
- Rather than email work instructions, here’s an added incentive to pick the phone up and talk them through
- Look out for colleagues and check in regularly
- Recognise the signs if you feel anxious and take a step away from your work, and only return when you feel better. Let your line manager know – sharing how you feel will only help
- Value what you do and respect yourself
- Listen to advice
- The Government and NHS are constantly issuing advice to protect our wellbeing – stay tuned here.
Stay safe, healthy and well.
Roland Seddon, Managing Director, MRK Associates.
MRK Associates is a recruitment and career advisory company specialising in three distinct areas of professional employment – finance/accountancy jobs, and revenue management/data analyst jobs. Our main geographical focus is in the Northern Home Counties area (Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire and Bedfordshire) where we provide a personal, knowledgeable and professional service within these markets.
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