The Covid-19 pandemic has definitely brought a lot of new challenges into our work lives. When face-to-face meetings and being in the office are not an option, working from home is the answer. That said, every remote worker has their own individual work-from-home challenges: While parents need to find a way to balance work and family-related tasks, some people may fear the disconnection from their co-workers. They might even feel socially isolated when working from home.
We understand that a lot of people currently juggle with these worries. The good news: There is a solution for everything. We have collected some valuable tips for you on how to stay connected with your co-workers, so you don’t end up feeling left out.
Meetings take up a large part of our time at work, especially in certain areas such as Marketing, Sales or Human Resources. It is important to make them as productive as possible in the traditional office but also in a digital office setting.
Here are some tips that may help you to establish a solid meeting culture in your company.
New work models require a new way of thinking. Oftentimes, they also require people to be more flexible than ever. We now hear a lot about Hybrid Work concepts – a mix between work-from-home days and in-office days. This idea allows for a balance between focus work and social time.
Employees that are rarely in the office often find themselves in a “flex-desk” situation where they share desks with other co-workers that come to the office on other days. While this comes with less desk personalization options, it does offer more flexibility to teams when it comes to Hybrid Work.
Wondering how to organize your Hybrid Work week? When planning your week, be sure to establish goals for your in-office days and your work-from-home days.
We all want to be productive and get our work done. What we sometimes forget is that we need to take breaks to allow our brain to work.
No matter how much you work, you need to include breaks throughout your day. It is up to you whether you spend the breaks alone, with friends and family, or with your co-workers, but rest assured that your mind needs to relax every now and then.
How about staying in touch with your co-workers during breaks? That way, you do not limit the communication with them to business meetings.
The important takeaway is: No matter if you choose to work from home or in the office, take good care of your mind, body, and soul. Only then will you be able to work in a healthy and focused manner. Surely, every human being is different. When it comes to remote jobs or hybrid work models, virtual coffee breaks might work for some, while others don’t get anything out of these concepts.
Ultimately, you must give things a try to find out which ideas will eventually enrich your work-life balance. A productive meeting culture, Hybrid Work concepts, and enough time to network with your team can help you find the right balance between social time and focus time, especially if you are working a full-time job from home.
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