Guest post by Dmitri from SaneBox. We’ve seen a rapid transition to remote work over the past few months amid the COVID-19 epidemic. This sudden shift was unsurprising for those who were used to working in physical offices. Some employers were concerned that it would make it difficult to maintain team productivity. But, we should all be concerned about the longer-term consequences of this change. This is burnout. SaneBox has been operating as a distributed business for many years. It works for us, as we have people all over the country. We love the flexibility and freedom that comes from working remotely, as well as the flexibility in our work schedules. There are downsides to even the most wonderful situations. My biggest concern is work-from-home stress. The blurring of the lines between work- and non-work can lead to an increase in burnout. It can be difficult to maintain healthy boundaries between professional and personal life since the office has been replaced by the home. Our work is always in front of us. Therefore, working time will eventually blend into the time we used to relax or do any other leisure activity. Instant Messaging Cheat Sheet
We are grateful that you have subscribed! All newsletter subscribers can download this (and many other ActiveCollab Project Management Guides). We are unable to subscribe you at the moment. Please double-check your email address. If issue still persist, please let us know by sending an email to [email protected] Try Again Research suggests that drawing lines between our professional and personal lives is essential, especially for our mental health. It’s not always easy, especially in the best of circumstances. The knowledge economy has created the ideal that employees must be always “on” and connected digitally. The question is how can employees manage their personal and professional lives in order to avoid burnout and overt stress? As a veteran remote worker, I can offer some tips to help you adapt to this new normal. Let’s get started. Maintain Boundaries In Your Home
Arizona State University published a paper that described how people transition from “home you” to “work you.” You have moved from “home you” into “work you.” It is difficult to keep up with this demarcation, especially when we are all at home. There are still ways to transition to “work me.” Even if you’re only wearing pajamas, get dressed up every day. Set boundaries with your family members. Your family members and roommates should be able to understand that you are still working remotely. If you don’t get interrupted, you’ll be able to do more work. Communicate your work hours and the times you will be available for socializing. If your office has a closed door, you might consider making a do not disturb sign to let others know that you aren’t there. You should also consider purchasing headphones to filter out any noises in your home. You can listen to music, coffee shop noises, or any other type of ambient or white noise to help you focus your attention. Remote Work Guide
This guide will provide clear instructions on how to make a smooth transition to remote operations and get the most out of remote work. Thank you f