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Remain Connected With Your Team Virtually
Being in touch with your colleagues through this global emergency is definitely going to be challenging.
As human beings, the social aspect and connectivity at work are just as important as getting your job done.
When working remotely, it is important to make sure that you and your colleagues don’t feel alone and with no support.
Here are some tips that can help you remain connected with your colleagues.
Embracing New Routines.
Working from home would feel different and would require a different kind of determination and mindset.
Remain accountable and committed to your job.
Ask others in the team how they are feeling and their new routines that now working from home and can also discuss each others’ new routines and how to increase productivity even at home. There could also be amusing stories especially if your colleagues have kids!
If your colleagues are unable to work, keep in touch with them too!
Often people strive to have a purpose in their lives.
This is often fulfilled by the work we do on a daily basis. It provides us with routine and a real sense of being productive.
Talk to them and engage with them about what kind of hobbies they are interested in now, recommend them some indoor activities as well, or even join them during some of the weekend’s activities.
Check-in with your colleagues but don’t be too overwhelming.
Work from home can be a really great way to enable discipline and enable discipline and showing your colleagues a sense of using their time effectively.
However, it can feel quite demotivating at some point.
For colleagues who are having a harder time working from home while trying to home-school their kids, battling working with extended families at home, or some does not even have a good environment to do any work.
Remember to check in on them and see if they are doing okay.
Some colleagues may be struggling to adjust to their new routine. EzBizTrip has meeting/teleconference call from 9 am-6 pm over zoom, this way we get to be in touch with our colleagues virtually every day and it almost has no difference than being physically in the office.
Remind them to switch off at the end of the day.
Adjusting to home working can result in overlooking the times.
It is important to keep an eye on any colleagues who continue to do work in the evening and even for those who continue to do work in the evening.
Whilst this may feel like a good thing that they are getting a lot of work done, this may not be healthy for a long time.
Remind to have ample rest. Especially that working and resting are both at the same place = home.
At the end of the day, we are all human and we are all in this together and we all want to do our best for our employees, employers we work for and our loved ones.