For people who have experience working from home, the massive disruption being caused by COVID19 is probably a little easier to manage.
In today’s economy, a large percentage of workers do most of their work from a computer. This, of course, gives them the flexibility to keep being productive by using the ever-increasing number of tech tools out there to keep going.
Without apps like Skype and Zoom to do conference calls and Monday and Trello to manage projects, we would be in a much more challenging place. Cloud Storage, Cloud-based Shared Drives, even shareable versions of MS Office enable our workday.
If you are new to working from home getting up to speed on some of these apps will help you manage your time, keep on track with deliverables, and stay easily in touch with co-workers.
Tech is the easy part.
The lifestyle change is different entirely.
From my experience and from my experience running a successful business where most of my employees work from home, here are some lifestyle choices I recommend people new to working from home.
Stick to Your Work Schedule.
Take Breaks Just As You Would in the Office
Keep the TV off
Work in a Quiet Place
Mimic Your Office Set Up
Let In Natural Life
Drink a Lot of Water
Optimize Your Use of Tech Tools
There are many more, but getting started with some of these will help newbies to the work from home routine stay productive and ensure they stay healthy and happy.