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ibility. Consider 2-hour blocks with 30 min
- 1 hour breaks in-between? This may give
you that precious time needed for time-sensitive
tasks. There is also what I call " travel
time " . In a traditional offi ce environment,
you have the time between tasks to get to
your next meeting and grab a coff ee. How
about using that time at home to throw in a
load of laundry or answer a quick question
about your kid's schoolwork?
There are many studies that show working
from home leads to more productivity
from the employee.
How will you be productive and keep
your cool?
Some think that employees who work
from home now have unlimited time and
availability. It's 9PM? Can't you just get me
that info really quick? Again, boundaries,
boundaries, boundaries. Just because you
are working from home and receive messages
and email aſt er hours does not mean
you should and/or must respond to them.
Also, working from home means you
are " living at the offi ce " . Do not get Zoom
fatigue! Get out of the house! A quick walk
or some other activity (shopping, errands,
etc.) to get out of home/work is good for
the mind and body.
" Like per mile rates
for employees using
personal vehicles for
work, use of services at home
such as power, internet, and
phone should be covered
as well for work-related
activities. "
Hybrid Work
Once you navigate all the above, how do
you handle hybrid work? As companies are
starting to open back up, this is now a new
road to navigate.
For hybrid work to be sustainable there
must be a few ground rules:
1. Work out a schedule up-front. This is
key to ensuring the offi ce is not too
full and there is some regularity to the
schedule.
2. Equipment that may have been
brought home has to be brought back
or duplicated for use in both places.
(What better time for an upgrade at
the offi ce?)
3. Make sure the plan is amenable to
both the employer and employee.
Some people want to stay remote;
some thrive to be back with their
co-workers. Create a plan that works
for everyone.
Our work/life balance has never been
swayed as much as the past year. However,
with good planning and common-sense, a
sustained work from home or hybrid plan
can work well. My company and co-workers
are living proof.
Ed Mana is chief technologist
at Technology on Demand
(www.technologyondemand.
com). He has been an ASCII
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