Originally published March 17, 2020. Updated March 31, 2020.
In light of COVID-19, companies across the country are encouraging employees to stay home and take part in the "world's largest work-from-home experiment" — including Influence & Co. Working from home might seem like a comfy-cozy cakewalk, but after a few days, most people start getting a little stir crazy. I know this from experience because I've been working remotely for Influence & Co. for over four years now.
When I moved away from the office and started working remotely, I went from excitement to loneliness to disconnectedness and back again, and it's still a cycle that I have to consciously work through from time to time. Thankfully, my Influence & Co. team does everything in its power to keep me connected with the company culture, including regular video meetings, surprises in the mail, and check-ins on Slack. And there are so many helpful resources at our disposal to make working remotely not only effective, but also enjoyable.
If you're one of the many who are starting to work from home — whether you'll be working alone or have family members and pets around — below are some helpful resources and pieces of advice to help you stay sane and make the transition as smooth as possible.
There is so much advice out there that can help us make the most of remote work. I hope this digestible list of resources and tips will help you stay productive — and sane — while working from home. If your company is joining Influence & Co. in working completely remotely, drop us a line on social media to share how it's going! We'd love to learn from your experience and stay connected.
I'm a content-obsessed word person with a passion for finding the coziest coffee shop in town. By day, I'm the director of content at Influence & Co. In my downtime, you can find me reading a book, sipping a latte, drawing, hand lettering, or watching "The Office" for the zillionth time.