The recent Covid-19 pandemic and quarantine situation has left a lot of changes in our lives, and one of the most prominent ones is in the work scenario. While some companies are trying to return to the normal work routines, most have included the option of work from home as well as the in-office option. However, it may become a headache to successfully manage both side-by-side. But worry not, for today we will share a few tips with you that will help ensure a successful hybrid work schedule!
You need to create and set expectations for both spheres.
As we are not used to maintaining two work spheres, there may often arise scenarios where we may end up putting our immediate effort on one sphere and neglecting the other. Hence the first thing that needs to be done is to set expectations for both the spheres and see to it that these expectations are properly fulfilled.
You need to prioritize your needs with flexibility in mind.
Times are tough and when it comes to juggling work that needs to be done part in the office and part from your home, you may often come across scenarios where you will have to prioritize one over the other. Hence it is important that you properly discuss the work pressure and protocols with your supervisor beforehand and let them know the things that need to be done more urgently.
Make sure that you are not burning yourself out in the process.
Before this situation, office work was limited to the office, whereas when at home we had the scope to take rest and recharge ourselves. Hence, in the present scenario, the most critical issue that may arise from handling the physical, as well as mental labor from bouncing work between office and home, is exhaustion.
We may push ourselves over the edge without even realizing it, and it will hamper our health as well as work quality. You need to be extra careful to see that your mental, as well as physical health, is properly being looked after.