Has your workplace work space been disrupted? Many have just experienced a big shock with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some believe it is what they’ve always dreamed of (social distancing) and others believe it is the beginning of the end.
Working from Home
Work from home. That’s the dream many people believe.
It might seem appealing. Dress in your pajama’s, sip on some coffee, look out the window and turn on the television. However, real work needs to get done or your appealing lap of luxury will come to an end quickly.
While the idea of social distancing and even solitude may seem appealing, for most that only lasts a few days. Then the idea of not communicating and interacting with fellow employees seems a bit problematic or even uncomfortable.
Workplace Work Space
What matters most for your work space?
Is it the plant on the window seal? The lighting, not too bright, but just enough? Does it have something to do with your chair, desk, or a standing workstation?
You can create an environment that physically represents the best you can do with what you have.
Don’t forget though, that how you will interact with others is going to ultimately matter. In fact, it may matter the most.
Social distancing doesn’t have to mean anti-social. In fact, the stimulation of people working together for a common cause can create a lot of energy.
What matters most may not be something you’ve dreamed about for many years. It may be something you’ve taken for granted all along.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.