In order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, more and more companies allow employees to work from home. Have you started working from home? What’s the changes in your life and work?
- What if there is no desk at home?
Bex Holland, who lives in Brighton, England, and some of her colleagues have been using ironing boards as standing desks.
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Ian Giatti is a managing editor in Los Angeles and says the transition to working remotely has been pretty smooth so far. But he's had to improvise at times. His standing desk is a baby high chair.
Joseph Kim, who works for a software company, says he was getting cabin fever in the small San Francisco condo he shares with his wife, who is also working from home. So, he set up a workspace in his SUV, and his dog Chewy joined too.
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- Video conference
Meetings are an important part of our work, and how to collaborate effectively when working from home is even more important.
For this reason, many companies advocate opening videos during meetings, hoping to get closer to everyone ’s face-to-face meeting in the office.
“Formerly shampooing was for dating, now for meetings” Emma told us, “Even though I work from home, I get up every morning to make up, because it has a ritual sense of work, just like I usually go to work, and I can really get into work quickly”.
- Work and life are completely integrated, have you adapted?
“I think the worst part of working from home is that you have to cook and take care of the baby...” Gigi told us that working from home is inefficient.
“My dog often bothers me, so I can not concentrate on work...”
But some people have stated that they work at home with super high efficiency and always complete work on time. After they finish their work, they cook with their children, clean up the house. It’s a good thing for them to spend a lot of time with their family!
Working from home has broken the usual working environment and mode. No matter whether you are comfortable with it or not, we need to continuously improve ourselves in learning and adapting to get back to our best working condition as soon as possible.
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