Another in the series when I have a little vent.
Just because you have a book on one topic about working from home, doesn’t make you an expert on ALL topics about working from home.
I’m pleased your home office is set up well with a lock on the door, DSE compliant screens and a 5-point adjustable chair; there will be many people working from a coffee table and the sofa.
Having a shower, dressing in work clothes and going for a 10 minute walk round the block as a ‘commute’ might help you but don’t expect the world to do the same. There are home PJs and work PJs for a reason.
I’ve been working like this for 20 years – please, do tell me how to maintain ‘office discipline’. And just what is that anyway?
Of course we all brush our hair, check our face for stray food and put a clean top on before video calls – except when the whole family are indoors and using the WiFi to play PS4, watch streaming video and listen to streamed music. Video doesn’t work so well then.
I’m glad you listen to radio 3 or speech radio on a low volume. I’ll be bashing this out because it gives me energy:
If I get distracted while working in a house full of people, I WILL be logging on late in the day or early in the morning and skewing the 9-5 curve. I have done for the last 2 decades and you won’t stop me now.
Embracing your work channel because it organises things well might be great for you, but if everyone else is locked down in Teams and e-mail, they won’t see your planning masterclasses.