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Under the current circumstances, remote work is being viewed as the safer option. This has led a lot of businesses to adopt these practices for the time being--you may have already done so. However, some employees have a better grasp of how to properly work from home than others. We’ve put together a few examples of how an employee may conduct themselves while working from home.
Look at these scenarios to see if you can spot some of the biggest issues with how some people may approach the idea of remote work.
Frank has the better approach to his morning, as he is giving himself the chance to wake up and prepare for the day in a way that is more like what he is used to.
A healthy breakfast is generally the best way to begin the workday, as it provides the brain and body with much-needed energy to make it through the day. It also prevents any distraction caused by hunger pangs.
By following the “dress for the job you want” philosophy, Bonnie is mentally priming herself to accomplish more throughout her day. Clyde, while comfy, is dressing as though it is his day off and potentially putting himself in the wrong frame of mind.
Phoebe is taking steps to prevent herself from relaxing too much during the workday. By allowing himself to get too comfortable, Joey runs the risk of drifting off and even falling asleep.
By acting proactively, John can get ahead and start his day off on the right foot, enabling him to work collaboratively with his coworkers more effectively. On the other hand, Paul is already putting himself in a poor mindset which could influence his work ethic for the rest of the day.
While it can be tough to remain focused in an unsupervised environment with so many distractions so regularly available, it is important to do so. By dealing with other, non-work-related priorities and subjecting himself to distractions, Stan is potentially impacting the rest of the team’s ability to do their work as well.
By filling himself with grease in the middle of the day, Desi is preempting himself to feel bloated and sluggish throughout the afternoon. By taking the time to prepare herself a proper meal, Lucille is giving herself the clean energy needed to think and perform her best.
Again, we come across an example of put good in, get good out. Make sure that you start off your day on the right foot and nourish yourself appropriately so that you can work productively and finish your responsibilities when you should.
Getting enough rest is a crucial part of the next day, as without it, your abilities are going to diminish. By stimulating his mind late into the evening, Fred is not only depriving himself of sleep, he is prolonging the time before he will be able to rest properly.
In order to work effectively, whether at home or in the office, we first must work to take care of ourselves. While we may not all face the same choices as the ones found in these examples, most everyone can find it challenging to differentiate between their work time and their personal time while they are at home.
However, doing so isn’t impossible, so long as you and your team go about the day mindfully. Have your team read this over to help make them aware of how their choices accumulate over the day.
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