Work from home tip of the day
Be a role model for your family and your team and ensure you are taking time to get away from the computer, get outside, meditate/breath. Managing cognitive fatigue will increase productivity while supporting overall health and wellbeing.
Create a “success stories” channel in your group chat space to call out all the great work people are doing. Positive feedback boosts motivation and a sense of being valued.
Win the morning and win the day. Jump into the day with enthusiasm and try to complete something quickly. This gives you a sense of productivity that powers you through the rest of your day.
It’s easy to get caught in the habit of pointing out problems rather than focusing on the good things in life. Smiling and laughter is contagious (like yawning) so be the positivity you want to feel and remember to smile when you’re on a video call!
With the exception of the agile project meetings, try to keep one day a week which is focussed on ‘doing’ rather than ‘talking’.
If you have a work lull, be creative and use the time to come up with ideas that could help the business or someone else in your team. Problem solving and creativity helps stimulate neurons and gives you extra mental energy.
Too many meetings leads to low productivity and mental fatigue. It’s amazing how productive a group chat or short call can be.
Use free time to focus on personal development. Find an online learning course or a great podcast to keep your brain engaged and give you extra mental energy while developing new skills. This creates new neural pathways and increases your mental flexibility.
Be okay with focusing on one thing at a time and not available for everyone all the time. Be human, not superhuman. This will conserve mental energy, and improve attention to detail.
In the transition to working remotely, it can be difficult to remain grateful for where you’re at. Check out this 3 Minute video from Decida’s Phil Slade and Roshelle Weir on the importance of gratefulness.
Are you an extrovert crawling up the walls? Or an introvert wondering what all the fuss is about? In this short video, Decida’s Phil Slade and Roshelle Weir share a few ways to energize your days and kick goals while working from home.
Episode 3 – Remote Collaboration
Are your online meetings boring you to death? Are you struggling to stay focused bouncing from back to backs? In this short video, Decida’s Phil Slade and Roshelle Weir share a few ways to make meetings more productive and enjoyable for everyone!
Episode 4 – Designing your Post COVID-19 World
Are you thinking about returning to the workplace? Phil Slade and Roshelle Weir discuss some of the things you should think about before taking the plunge.