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Scott connor
Good advice, I could have written this myself, structured day and dying by lunchtime, welcome the interruptions and keep in touch. I often break my day with a 'hi there' to a colleague, just to touch base. Being able to trust that others are getting on with 'it' may be a struggle for some as visibility is lessened. I also think generally WFH has been something that is earned as trust develops but with this sudden rush towards it you wonder how well people will cope!
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Simon
Steve - good advice as I also work from home all the time. But interestingly I find it more difficult to focus with the virus problem overhanging, keeping away from the news and with all face to face meetings being cancelled
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Vince
Good practical stuff. However, we also need to recognise that WFH is an enforced change for the majrity of us. Most research into human response to change (transition) indicates that the emotional reaction is the most difficult to deal with and has the greatest impact. Having a plan, a structure and the right kit will help but not guarantee a smooth transition into this new world. We need opportunities and support to get around some of the personal feelings we are experiencing and some leeway before we start being anywhere near as productive as we may have been.
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