I asked for your ideas on working from home.
I brainstormed a coronavirus work-from-home checklist.
What would you put on here?
What am I missing? pic.twitter.com/WbpIol119o
— Laurie Ruettimann • Human Resources Expert (@lruettimann) March 17, 2020
Here’s what you told me:
Take breaks, make sure you’re eating and drinking water. Those simple things can really do a lot to boost your personal morale.
— Managing Editor Mag (@ManagingEdMag) March 17, 2020
Practice active listening. Listen for feelings and sharing.
Anticipate or expect distractions?
You’re going to mess WFH up.
— Christine Assaf (@HRTact) March 17, 2020
— Cindy Lau-Evans (@CindyLauEvans) March 18, 2020
Something about time for wellbeing – maybe creative practice or a walk around the block? I’m a bit too befuddled to make that succinct right now.
— Doug Shaw : Artist and Consultant (@dougshaw1) March 17, 2020
Forgive yourself if you get something wrong. Move on quickly.
— Denise O’Berry💥Your Strategic Partner (@deniseoberry) March 17, 2020
Include well-being check-ins. This could be 5 minute round-robin at the top of a meeting, or one-on-one check ins.
— Renee Branson, MA, CReC (@resilientbounty) March 17, 2020
Use technology to connect — and not just on work issues. Perhaps schedule a virtual lunch with your normal lunch crew.
— Colleen H. Naugle (@ColleenHNaugle) March 17, 2020
Get over appearance concerns and just turn on your video 🙂
— HeatherNelson (@HeatherGNelson1) March 17, 2020
Clarity in all things, including in expectations. Especially for folks who will find it harder to concentrate for any number of reasons. And for some people that’ll mean schedule freedom and some (fewer?) people will want deadlines to structure them.
— James daSilva (@James_daSilva) March 17, 2020
Reconfirm and adjust expectations and understandings as you go along
— Melanie Hill (@Vibrant_Work) March 17, 2020
1) Schedule time to step away or to take a break from working.
b) Schedule a start time and end of the working day time
2) If children are home, get a baby sitter to engage children while you work.
3) Designate a place in your home to be your office area.
— Redefined HR Consultancy (@HrRedefined) March 17, 2020
Frequency of even informal notes as to potential “what ifs” people are anxious as to ” how long can the company afford to pay me!”, Just keep them updated! People are scared, anxious, uncertain about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. BE there for them even just to vent
— Steven G. Davis MS (@Recruit4u) March 18, 2020
Keep your sense of humor. It helps everyone to loosen up a bit.
Don’t track time. Track deliverables.
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— MutukKarpakakunjaram (@muthax) March 17, 2020
The fact that “ask clarifying questions” is on here! 🥳 #dobetterwork
— Lessonly (@lessonly) March 17, 2020
Pick up the phone to a colleague to chat about a non-work related matter.
Start the day with ‘today I aim to…’, end the day asking yourself ‘what went well? What could have gone better’
— Samantha (@SamthaJay) March 17, 2020
Maybe in addition to paying freelancers/contributors–communicate with them re: status or any delays.
— Edward Klink (@edwardklink) March 17, 2020
Pick up the phone and talk to people, as needed.
— Albertina Ponce Brett (@apbrett98) March 17, 2020
These are good ones, folks. Thanks for contributing your awesome work-from-home ideas. They’re all great.
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