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COVID-19 and the Reality of Working Remotely

Published: Monday, March 16, 2020
Updated: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

ATD has curated several virtual training resources to adjust to having to work and train remotely. td.org/virtual-training 

Those of you who are new to the idea of remote work, how are you adjusting?  Those who have been working virtually, feel free to share some suggestions and tips about what success looks like for you (for example, remote workspace and setup, work-life balance, and so forth).  

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I have been working from home since the first restrictions were introduced, and I hear a lot of my colleagues complaining about their unproductivity. However, I am an introvert and I have not tried a better way to work. I feel comfortable and productiveю
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I have worked from home for many years so doing so during COVID-19 was nothing new for me (fortunately). I have seen all of my co-workers transition from office to at-home work during these times. Most embraced it openly but, of course, had to balance family, homeschooling, technology issues, etc. at the beginning. Now that they have sort of figured that out, many of them are starting to transition back to the office environment. I'm wondering if/how others are tackling that aspect?
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Great tips here. I don't set a timer to remind me to get up and stretch. My desk chair is so bloody uncomfortable, I stand at every opportunity! I assign my most challenging work in the morning when I am fresh, when it is possible. I'm also looking into better lighting for my video calls. And I keep a comb handy when about to jump on those video calls. Just because I am at home, does not mean I look scrappy!
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