The pandemic disrupted our traditional ways of working and pushed us into working very differently overnight. While some essential employees continued to work onsite, many needed to adapt quickly to remote work. For those of us not used to working remotely, we had to find or create a space to work. Not to mention finding equipment to use while learning new technology and new ways to connect with our colleagues, partners and clients. On top of this, some of us were tasked with juggling parenting, caregiving, social distancing, a health crisis, and so much more!
Although we’ve come a long way in a short period, there’s still room for improvement when it comes to making remote work a healthy, sustainable option. It may require extra effort, discipline, and creativity, but it’s important to practice personal and team strategies that help us remain productive and healthy for the long-term.
One-quarter of Canadian office workers who previously had never worked from home still do not feel properly set up to do work effectively. If you can relate, consider these tips:
Technology issues are a barrier to productivity for many Canadian employees. The technology resources at McMaster are plentiful, and these tips may help point you in the right direction:
More than half of Canadian office workers feel slightly disconnected and one-third are less productive as they work from home during COVID-19. Here are some tips for individuals and teams on staying connected while working remotely:
Sources: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/survey-reveals-canadian-employees-need-more-balance-and-better-technology-to-be-productive-working-from-home-during-covid-19-895206753.html and http://angusreid.org/coronavirus-work-from-home/