02 Nov remembering to bring your ‘a’ game from home
when we’re all still being encouraged to work from home wherever possible, and many more are returning to work after being furloughed, it’s important not to let standards slip now we’ve become more comfortable with our routine and surroundings.
take a look at our top tips for successful continued working from home:
- establish a routine – we all feel like we’ve lost the ‘old routine’ we used to have so find yourself a new one. don’t just roll out of bed 2 minutes before you log on. find a new routine, go to the gym, do some yoga at home, make time for you to start your day in a positive way so that you’re engaged and motivated for the day ahead.
- find an area and make it your desk – we know that it’s not always possible to have the same set up at home as you would in the office but you need to do the best you can. think about how your sat in comparison to your laptop, don’t put strain on your eyes or your body by being slumped over a coffee table. try and get a good set up so that you’re comfortable yet prepared. if possible if you’re living with other people then find your own room and space so distractions are limited.
- treat it like a normal work day – you wouldn’t turn up to the office in your pj’s so working at home is no different. get dressed, do your hair, make up on (ladies) and be ready. how we look is proven to affect our productivity so do all you can to generate the work vibe. if you’ve got a pitch get smart like you would have done in person. you’ll be amazed how different you feel!
- engage brain – sounds a simple one but if you’ve not been working full time or at all since march then you’ll probably need to retrain yourself on the basics. write things down, make lists, brainstorm with your colleagues – you’ll soon get back into the swing of things.
- take a screen break – it’s so easy if you’re busy at home to start early, get engrossed in your work, grab lunch at your desk (which possibly is the kitchen table) and continue working through. having lost our commute and engagement with people during the day, getting out and taking a walk and getting some air is even more important when you’re at home.
be sure the team at sevenevents are advocates of bringing our ‘a’ game from home, so if we’re that organised in our own lives, think how much help we can be on your events! get in touch with us on 0207 659 4430 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with an enquiry so that you can see us in action.