WFH isn’t laying on the beach with a tablet in your hand or laying on the couch in your pj’s. People make fun of it, but it’s a tough discipline. Not bad, just, well it takes rules. Organization and discipline are critical but so is your state of mind. And the way you dress presses your state of mind. We’re not suggesting a blazer and a button down shirt, but a nice henley or sharp sweatshirt definitely make a difference.
WFH is possible not only because we all we need is a laptop to do all the coding, blogging, spreadsheet analyzing, IM’ing and chatting we need, but also, because social interaction and teamwork are critical, face to face is as easy as Google Hangouts or BlueJeans and sharing is as easy as Dropbox and Google Drive. When you have that meeting, wearing a nice top or a comfortable sweater looks good, and feels good.
So what’s our side of the secret? You have to get up, get dressed, and go to the office, even if it’s just on the other side of the room. The image of sitting on the couch in your bathrobe playing Far Cry 5 is a fun image, but it’s not real.
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We wish everyone an exciting, healthy 2019!