Wellbeing 4 - 26/5
Updated: 5/27/2021
Wellbeing 4 - 26/5

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  • As working from home become part of the new normal, Wilma and Will are adapting to it in their own ways.
  • Hi Will, How are you doing? Hope you've settled in well with your home office?
  • Hello Wilma, glad to hear from you! Hope you are well and safe!
  • And yes, I have finally found my workspace - with sufficient light, comfortable temperature, away from my relaxation area and without disruptive noise. I did have a couple of trial and error moments and glad I could finally set up my space. And guess what! My pet Milo rarely leaves my side. It's a good thing I get to spend more time with him too!
  • That's great to hear! It's important to ensure our work environment is safe and secure.
  • I have also created clear boundaries with other people at home, so we know when I'm working and when I'm not. Even small signals such as closing a door or putting headphones on, indicate I'm working and this helps manage expectations & avoid distractions.
  • Establishing a routine is very important as you've mentioned and it's good to have a clear distinction between your working hours, non-working hours and add in some regular breaks. I hope you take breaks, Wilma? I take breaks away from my workspace and get some fresh air if possible.
  • Yes, you are right. I also create small rituals that indicate the start or end of my working day- like having a cup of tea, setting up my workplace or creating a to-do list for the next day.
  • Will, do you also have any suggestions to stay connected with our colleagues? I know that feelings of loneliness and isolation are common problems for employees working remotely, particularly if they are an extrovert and thrive when working close to others.
  • To be continued
  • Oh yes -- Don’t let email be the only way you connect. - Pick up the phone to call a colleague - Use instant messaging and audio/video conferencing - Use Feedback365+ to provide feedback to your colleague - Use Simply Thank You to thank them and keep them motivated - Keep a positive tone in your communication and assume positive intent from communication received.