As businesses are looking to bring their employees back into work, it is important to ensure that your workstyle practices allow you to seamlessly integrate into working from the office. Try adopting these changes to make your transition into the office space easier.
Structure your daily routine
Working in an office space structures your day, and this is an important feature to bring into your work day even when you’re working from home. Create a work-based routine that will work for you at home and at the office. For example, you may find that using the first hour of the day to respond to emails and enquiries, and using the later part of the day for meetings works best for you. It is important to stick to that routine as best as you can to then provide yourself some structure when you go back into the office.
Prepare for distractions
Without the common distractions that an office space comes with, employees may find that they are more productive at home. Consider incorporating collaboration meetings and calls into your work day when working from home. Brainstorming sessions and daily stand-ins can be great ways to reintroduce socialisation with your colleagues to make social interactions productive and less distracting. Consider setting boundaries if you feel that you need to reserve portions of your day for important tasks, and let your colleagues know so they don’t distract you.
Working from home has left employees with a lot more free time during the day, allowing them to pick up new hobbies and interests. These are activities that may have been a source of relaxation when working from home so try to continue indulging in these activities once you transition back into working from office. Upskilling for personal fulfilment can be rewarding and even contribute to better mental health and wellbeing.