VBN has shifted to work at home operations for its Virtual Assistants to comply with COVID-19 quarantine protocols. So our previously office-based VAs are now adapting to the new arrangement. For some, this is their first time working at home. While for others this might not be their first rodeo. And countless others throughout the world are going through similar experiences, shifting and adapting to a new work pattern.
Working at home can feel like a whole new world. Especially since the transition was so sudden, thrusted as a necessity due to the coronavirus pandemic.
So here’s some advice to help make the transition to working from home goes well, to help you with the job and maintain your wellness:
- In 2008, employees in the US spent 2.8 hours per week dealing with conflict among peers and managers.
- This adds up to 385 million working days lost and $250 billion in paid hours wasted on unnecessary conflict.
Want to develop your capabilities in new fields? Leading employees who have the potential to branch out, like a web developer dabbling in graphic design or a content writer interested in coding? Expanding repertoires can take some effort but ultimately it will be worth it for both the individual and the organization. It’s what they call “stretch assignments” in corporate-speak. (more…)