Work From Home: Basics | Wellness Resource Guide

Working from home can bring new considerations to light - for you and your team.

Designate a Workspace

Choosing one specific area to work in allows you to maintain a sense of routine and organization while working from home.

Define Boundaries

When you work from home, it can be easy to feel that the lines between work and home are blurred. Set clear hours to work and uphold those boundaries. Not doing so can quickly lead to burnout.

Communicate

When much of your communication takes place via email, you do not have the luxury of interpreting body language or tone. Clarify, ask questions, clarify again, ask more questions. Repeat.

Take Breaks

Breaks are always important, and even at home, they should be prioritized. COVID- 19/Coronavirus adds stress to your life. Taking breaks is important for your mental and physical well-being.

Stay Connected

It can be easy to only communicate with co-workers on your team. Take steps to connect with employees outside your department. At a time when physical connection is diminished, social connections are imperative to your wellness.

Set Expectations

Be honest about what you are capable of undertaking while working from home. If you have children or a vulnerable loved one to care for, discuss expectations with your team and supervisor.

Friday, April 17, 2020