5 tips to survive working from home without going coco-corona - and how you'll be more productive than ever
COVID-19 shows we are still a socially dependent species despite globalisation and the impact of the digital economy on our lives.
Five years ago, I began working from home as a communications consultant after decades of working in fast-paced and highly social newsrooms and offices.
As a sociable person, it took me some time to adapt to the situation and to find my mojo in the home workspace. But I have.
So, how do you make the most of the situation now? How do you give yourself the best start? How do you deal with distractions? And how can you keep a work mindset?
Here’s five insights of what I’ve learned from working at home:
Stuart Howie is a Canberra-based communications consultant. He has worked with organisations, private and public, in Australia and New Zealand, helping them to discover, shape and tell their stories. He is the author of The DIY Newsroom, which won Social Media Book of the Year at the Australian Business Book Awards. Stuart has worked in media, publishing and communications for more than 30 years as an executive, editor and strategist.