Not too long ago we were all still enjoying the warm weather and our unchallenged freedom. Blissfully unaware of the challenges we might face very soon. we were reading about the virus and talking about the virus but not really preparing for the virus. In a matter of 3 days, all of that changed. Suddenly we were taking our office assets home, the monitor, the keyboard, the laptop stand, everything that is meant to optimise your output, promote good posture and provide sufficient comfort.
Comfort… What is comfort when all of a sudden you have to work from home when previously you did not have a home office setup. Not only will a monitor, keyboard and laptop-stand suffice, but you need a desk, a proper chair, possibly back support and good natural lighting. Mostly, one would have these items, but not 2 of each. Leaving your significant other to use a foldable/collapsible aluminium table, set up in the bedroom with a camping chair which is sometimes swopped for a plastic kitchen chair and other times the recliner. Let’s just say, one of us plays musical chairs in our house as often as needed for best possible comfort, fortunately that’s not me.
With the fun facts out of the way, let’s talk about four benefits of working from home under lockdown as well as the newly acquired and improved skills.
In our team, I feel we’ve grown a lot closer and learnt a lot more about each other.
Finally, we can also contribute great productivity to overall positivity and vice-versa. Having a sense of pride in being able to deliver your work whilst in lockdown helps to remain positive and harbouring positive thoughts assist in keeping the productivity levels up.
Just imagine – proving you can remain productive whilst working from home now, could help motivate later that you could be working from anywhere in the world (of course in a safer time when the world is healthy and striving again.)