I feel very good!
I’m aware that the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak, physical distancing and isolation could have made us fall anxious, stressed and worried. Yet I was lucky because I didn't have to face any disease among family members or friends, I kept on working with the same motivation as ever. I was able to successfully manage the new work and family environment (100% home working, distance education of my kids, social distancing).
I’ve been keeping on “seeing the glass half full” and I’ve rediscovered the joy of simple little things, all the things we take for granted every day.
Actually I’m doing a mix between smart working and working from office, in compliance with corporate policies.
Starting from June 2020 it was possible to go to the office a few days a week if necessary and on voluntary basis, while maintaining smart working. Everything has been done in compliance with national regulations and post lockdown company policies. Now we are approaching what we can define as phase 3: from October 5th to 31st we will gradually regain a greater on-site presence, and our headquarters will be open again from Monday to Friday.
After august summer vacation, while gradually restarting to go back to the office I started to put my personal items back to office.
Crisis often does one thing very effectively: it forces us to revisit the ways we do things.
Homeworking has been the big growth area in the pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak has definitely provided the opportunity to imagine a different way of working.
Smart working isn’t simply a tool to improve work life balance. Employees save time, money and there’s a positive effect on the environment too.
Nevertheless, in this 6 months I experienced pros and cons in homeworking and smart working:
What is going well:
Alberta Bruno already reported on her everyday work at the beginning of the Corona crisis.