If you consider yourself an extrovert and you’ve been required to work remotely during quarantine, this abrupt change may feel like a challenge. However, it is possible to be productive and enjoy your new set up. Here are some tips to improve your capability and efficiency working from home.
One of the things that can be the hardest for extroverts working remotely is the lack of connection and communication. To combat this, get social! Make personal calls on your lunch break, reach out to family and friends, and try to get as much interaction as possible.
Opt for video calls for work! If you have a conference call or team meeting — suggest utilizing video chat to communicate. Having that face-to-face interaction will help your sense of connection and make working remote feel less isolated.
In addition to utilizing video chat for conferences, meetings, etc, try using video chat for other purposes like virtual happy hours with the team, lunch meetings, morning calls, etc to get even more face time. When you’re not working — do the same with family and friends!
Working independently with limited interaction can also be distracting and lonely. To avoid this; get outside and get active. Go for a walk, run, get some exercise and utilize this time to keep yourself busy. Not to mention being outside can help beat the indoor blues you may be feeling.
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