Create a separate workspace
COVID-19 has created more work from home complications. Employees now share space with family, roommates, and other people at home. Golden advises creating a separate space in the home to work from. Employees and managers should not assume you can just work from anywhere. A separate room or space physically, emotionally, and psychologically helps keep away from household demands and distractions. Keeping the communication line open at home and making your work from home needs known is an essential aspect of the equation.
Working from home can lead to isolation, but this, too, can be solved.
Human beings are social creatures, but sharing a workspace does not necessarily mean you are connected. Even though working remotely can lead to social and professional isolation, Golden suggests that if workers have a collaborative approach and work as a team from the comfort of their homes, they will still feel connected. He further suggests that each worker should try to connect rather than wait for the other to reach out.
COVID-19 provides a glimpse into the futures work environment.
No one ever thought that millions of people could be required to work from home at any given time. Dr. Golden, just like other experts, predicts a future where remote working will be rampant. This is the period that managers and employees are learning exactly what it means to work from home. Dr. Golden provides essential guidelines such as employers believing their new remote teams can be effectively supervised and productive.
Golden advises managers and employees to set themselves on the path of working remotely. They should be ready to reap the benefits of remote working and curb the challenges. COVID-19 is likely to change the face of the work environment, and it’s important to prepare for the changes early.