Do Not Get Too Casual; It is Still Work!
Great, you are working at home. You wanted this. Now we can all Zoom, Skype, and use Micro Teams and whatever. Always remember it is still work. Work is a mindset – an attitude – your style of thinking about what you do. Many of you said you could do it at home and even better. Well…
In the olden days, 1987, I started my business in my basement in WDC. I converted the whole basement into an office setting. I would get dressed every morning, grab my handbag, and walk out of the front door. I would then walk to the back-basement entrance to enter my business. Now that is not necessary today, but it still helps to create a symbol or protocol or habit that enables you to enhance your mindset for your work, start your day. You get the idea.
Always remember that you have entered into a contractual agreement with your employer. Even though you are working at home, that contractual agreement still exists. Show integrity. Do your job. Use your professional presence.
As Lady Di. I have noticed that many employees are confusing work with social time or their "me" time. So in hopes of keeping you employed, a list is begun of etiquette for these times. With more observations, I will include more. What do you think? What would you add?
ZOOM Etiquette Suggestions
Always remember that you have a professional presence, even at home.