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Working from Home: Three Tips to Help You Conquer Your New Situation
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Marsha Egan, CSP - Workplace Productivity Coach and E-mail Expert Marsha Egan, CSP - Workplace Productivity Coach and E-mail Expert
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Dateline: Nantucket , MA
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

 

Working from home has its challenges, and advantages. With many of you finding yourselves in a home office unexpectedly during our COVID 19 crisis, here are three tips you can try:

  1. “GO” to work. Mentally. This doesn’t mean “work.” It means mentally flip a switch that says “I’m at work now.” Is like stepping over a mental transom and you are working; and when you step back over the transom, mentally, you are at home. And so, in your mind, it’s a mindset that you go to work.
  2. Establish start, end, break and lunch times. Create routines that are predictable not only for you but for your co-workers, and your other co-quarantined family members. If you choose 8:00 as your start, be at your desk at 8:00. Avoid doing the dishes, taking the trash out or other home duties. Behave as though you need to be at your work office by its required start time. Those dishes/ trash can wait, just as if you were running a tad late getting out the door.
  3. Minimize interruptions. Yes, this is difficult, but possible. Interruptions cost you time. Identifying your interrupters – kids, family, relatives phoning just cuz you’re “home,” Facebook dings, texts, etc., etc., etc. Do your best to consolidate or minimize them, and you’ll be more effective.

For more, watch our on demand webinar here. Work at Home Strategies for COVID 19ers

About Marsha Egan, CPCU, CSP, PCC, ICF-Certified CoachMarsha Egan, is CEO of the Egan Group, Inc., Nantucket MA and an internationally recognized professional speaker. She is a leading authority on email productivity. Her acclaimed ?12 Step Program for E-Mail E-ddiction? received international attention, being featured on ABC Nightly News, Fox News, and newspapers across the globe. In early 2009, the program was adapted into a book, Inbox Detox and the Habit of E-mail Excellence (Acanthus 2009 - http://InboxDetox.com/book) Marsha works with forward-thinking organizations that want to create a profit-rich and productive email culture. Marsha was named one of Pennsylvania?s Top 50 Women in Business in 2006.
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