Working from home? Fear not! Working from home can be fruitful. It certainly was for Sir Isaac Newton. In 1665, the pandemic he experienced forced him to quarantine, and during that time, he developed some of his most groundbreaking theories. See the great article from the Washington Post, “During a pandemic, Isaac Newton had to work from home, too. He used the time wisely.”
While I don’t expect you to redefine gravity, this can still be a productive time. Check out some tips for working from home:
- Eliminate Distractions the best you can to get the most out of this time.
- Stay on Schedule and avoid the temptation to sleep a little longer, watch more TV, or check out all the crazy on Facebook. There is work to be done.
- Continue to take Clarity Breaks™ to determine your top priorities. This is definitely a time we have to make sure we are stopping and thinking.
- Set Clear Expectations for yourself and your team as we navigate these unchartered waters. Make sure you have set Rocks (maybe they are for 6 weeks instead of 13?) and that To-Dos are crystal clear.
This is a critical time to be and to remain healthy and strong. Use your operating system to make the changes needed to emerge an even better company when the time comes that Corona is once again simply a Mexican beer.