Coronavirus (Covid-19) has had a global impact. It has disrupted all our lives in some way or another. Holidays have been cancelled, cruise ships unable to dock, the general public asked to self-isolate and many thousands of people now having to work from home.
Let’s be honest, working from home sounds like a dream. You don’t have to put up with crowded commutes, you don’t have to sit in a noisy office, and you’re not tied to 9 – 5 office hours.
What you can do is have a leisurely breakfast, get your household chores done then start work. Heck, you can even work in your pyjamas if you like. Yahoo!
If you’ve never worked from home it sounds like fun, right?
But, is that really the reality?
I’m not going to lie. It can be fun, initially. Especially if it’s only for a few days. Most people can cope. But if it goes on for weeks, things can become very different.
That’s only the human behavioural side, what about the practicalities of working from home?
How can you remain focused on your workload if you have young children or other dependants who need your attention?
How can you ensure your work remains confidential, especially in this new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) world?
How do you look after your own health and wellbeing?
To help you get set up quickly I've created a cheat sheet full of hints and tips which covers the basics, including: