Millions of workers across the US are having to shift work practices from the office to their homes as the practice of social distancing has become the norm and people are working from home. Before the COVID-19 outbreak forced companies to send their employees home for the foreseeable future, remote work flexibility was growing increasingly more common in this era of widespread technology and ease of its use.
Though remote work sounds like a dream to many, it can be difficult to separate work life from home life and stay as productive as you would in an office. Not only can productivity falter, but staying connected to your colleagues remotely when you’re used to doing so in person can seem daunting. Emerge mentor Cambria Copeland wrote a helpful piece about how to stay sane and build culture in a remote work environment. For all the Emerge founders and their teams currently working remotely, these practices may help you and your teams adjust during this time of uncertainty.
- Get dressed every day. Working in your PJ’s sounds fun, however doing so every day can cause low self-esteem.
- Video chat. This can be essential because you can read non-verbal cues on video, that you may not be able to discern over audio.
- Ensure separation and boundaries between work and home. Find routines and self-care activities that provide you with ways to detach from your computer and work-related projects, so that you can recharge.
The above are only a few of the tips Cambria describes to build productivity and foster team culture – read more by visiting the full blog post here.