Working from home can come with great reward—and frustration for many. Especially those who prefer working with others in a workplace environment. Amid the global pandemic, many people thought that working from home would be fairly easy and temporary. But contrary to popular belief, many people have found it hard to stay motivated while working from home. With the uncertainty of these times, it is hard to predict what the workforce will look like in the future. So, for now, people have to find ways to stay encouraged and positive while working and leading from home.
Diversity and Inclusion Strategist Randi Bryant, affectionately known as Randi B., says that now is the time for people to take control over the way that they show up for themselves as employees and leaders for those who work hard for them around the clock.
In a sit-down interview with BLACK ENTERPRISE, Bryant shares the importance of creating and implementing daily routines that work for you as you work at home, ways to stay encouraged, and advice for leaders as they manage teams.
With more people working from home now than ever, it is important to remain adaptable and realistic about expectations and what can be delivered as people are consumed with the many challenges and stressors associated with the new normal.
Randi B. On Staying Motivated
In need of more tips on how to stay motivated during the pandemic and while working from home? Here are a few:
- Socialize with your team members. – Out of sight doesn’t have to mean out of mind. As everyone practices social distancing it is important to stay connected and not operate in isolation.
- Communicate your needs. – No one can help you if they don’t know what you need help with.
- Take a break. – Being confined to one space for long periods of time can take a toll on your body and mind. Build breaks into your day to keep yourself moving.
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