DescriptionFree resource during COVID-19 pandemic to ensure individuals are able to successfully work from home. COVID-19 spreads easily through contact and droplet contamination. Help flatten the curve by practicing social distancing and by working from home to limit your exposure. Use this checklist to ensure you have the infrastructure in place to succeed in your new home office.
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Set morning alarm to your usual wake-up time.
Prepare work day lunch and snacks in advance.
Dress as though you are going to the office.
Pick a dedicated, quiet, and distraction-free space to work from.
Ensure you are getting enough natural light.
Keep your household temperature at 21 Celsius or 69 Fahrenheit.
Test your wifi connection - tether from your phone if needed.
Adhere to your standard office hours.
Maintain a routine and take scheduled breaks.
Book meetings, schedule times in your calendar for specific projects or tasks.
Avoid distractions. Don’t work in front of the TV or in bed.
Avoid doing chores during the work day - e.g laundry, dishes, cleaning.
Schedule regular daily video calls with colleagues - embrace the webcam. (Try using Zoom, Slack, Skype)
Play ambient music or white noise to help you stay focused. (Try Noisli or Spotify)
Set boundaries with family or friends that are also at home.
Get fresh air once a day, it’ll help you refocus.
Ask for help if you get stuck.