Written by: Christine Homer, Owner Breakthrough Culture
With the onset of COVID-19, organizations are inviting an increasing number of professionals to work from home. I honor the rationale behind the request as it promotes team member safety during a time of anxiety and concern for many.
To help us be the best we can be in a non-traditional office environment, articles and online posts are available to share tips for working effectively at home – including mindset, organization habits, workspace, structures, and many others. In addition to these tips, there is a family dynamic that needs to be addressed. This may include two partners working from home at the same time, and the implications on a family of having a regular commuter now fully present in their space. ALL. WEEK. LONG.
Talk About the Change
Sit down and have an intentional conversation with your partner and family about working from home. How are you together going to make this work? Having explicit understanding of each other’s needs and expectations will set you up for success.
After successes and failures in our household, we have the following “House Rules” in place to support our individual and family success.
Best wishes to everyone navigating your new situation. Please share any other practices or recommendations as we all can learn from each other’s successes and pain points.