Special mindset needed to work from home

March 2020 | by Carolyn Lavin

Work-from-home mandates abound right now for office-based professionals in light of worldwide attempts to minimize germs and the impact of the coronavirus. Even in this daunting environment where working from home makes sense, there are an array of challenges. Likewise, not everyone has what’s needed – physically or mentally – to be successful.

Must-have amenities vital to many employees accustomed to a contemporary workplace include a dedicated space with high-powered Wi-Fi; a personal printer, ergonomic desk/chair and dual monitors; and seamless access to work files via a cloud-based document management system. (A lap desk for your bed, an iPad as a second screen and a Staples store for printing will work, too.)

Beyond these systems and setups is the mindset to be successful. While the prospect of sleeping an extra hour or working in your pajamas is certainly appealing, adapting mentally to work-mode at home may be a huge challenge.

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