The number of people who have to work at home due to the coronavirus epidemic is increasing. If the children are at home due to the closing of the schools, the work of “home office” is getting harder. Here are expert advice.
In order to prevent the rapid spread of the new type of coronavirus, hundreds of thousands of people started to work from home instead of office in many countries. This is a new situation for people who have become accustomed to work at work for years.
Jürgen Kurz, one of Germany’s leading consultants in office organization, recommends completely separating “private life and work” from those who have to use the house as an office. Stating that this is not very easy, Kurz says there is a risk that “When dishes or a laundry basket are attached to a person’s eye, they can quit office work and start doing housework”.
Setting goals is important
Stating that there are factors that can distract people at home, Kurz states that it is important to set some goals while working at home. Suggesting to aim to finish a job the day before, Kurz says, “Focus on this project during the job, if possible, finish that job”. Stating that it is necessary to take a break while working at home, Kurz recommends communicating with colleagues over the phone or video to “protect the team spirit.”