With many offices vacant and employees hunkered down at home, finding a sense of normalcy can be difficult. Your daily routine is thrown off. You may be sharing an office space with a spouse, roommate or children. On the other hand, it could be that you are an introvert who thrives in this environment. For others, this lifestyle shift can be challenging, and it can be hard to adjust psychologically.
Work-life balance has been an area of focus for many organizations. Companies understand that to attract and retain top-tier talent, they must adapt to what the workforce wants and values. In many cases, employees want to feel appreciated while knowing that employers understand the importance of life outside the workplace. Now that many of our work lives and our personal lives have merged while we work from home, it may be hard to draw the line between work priorities and personal goals. Harvard Business Review found that Amazon offers over 10,000 different books on how to lead remotely, leading us to conclude that achieving business results with dispersed teams is a difficult objective. The good news in these challenges are common across companies and industries. Many employees and supervisors are all facing these new circumstances.
Here are a few tips to make this temporary situation easier and help you stay productive and positive.