Working from Home
Use visual cues to designate your workspace.
Create a designated area as your work zone and use it consistently. Help your kids or others build the association that when you are in that space you are working and should not be disturbed.
Help Kids create a routine and add structure to their day.
Work with your kids to create their daily or weekly schedule. Give them opportunities to choose some of their own activities and encourage them to be independent.
Communicate with your manager and co-workers.
If you think there will be distractions or interruptions to your calls or your workday let your team know.
Set realistic expectations for what you can accomplish.
Set and manage expectations early on with your team and managers. Figure out your working house, when you’ll be most available, and how much you can get done.
Schedule your break time.
Schedule your break time, as if you were at work. Take a walk with or without your kids, grab a bite to eat, call a friend or get caught up on social media or online shopping
Reach out for help or resources.
These are extraordinary times and we must all come together (virtually) to help each other out. Create a list of resources to reach out to.
Have some fun!
Make the best of the situation, schedule a day “PJ Day”, “Funny Hat Day”, “Sports Day” where everyone participates and gets their work done while enjoying a special themed day!