In response to the current global crisis, companies have been forced to change nearly every aspect of how they do business. This has had a significant effect on the job market. Though many employees have been given the opportunity to work from home during mandatory lock-downs, many more have simply been laid off. And with some business closing for good in the face of unprecedented losses, still, others find themselves with no job at all. The competition for the few open jobs available has become intense. How will you stand out from the crowd?
Whether you have been staying home with your family, roommate, partner, pet, or entirely alone, it is hard to not feel some level of isolation in response to the state-at-home orders brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Our daily lives have changed significantly over the last two months. And while working remotely may have been a dream scenario before this whole thing began, chances are the isolation is starting to get to you.
Covid-19 has had an unprecedented effect on how we live our lives from how we socialize to how we entertain ourselves… and yes, to how we work. In response to the global crisis, many countries have instituted some level of mandatory lock-down that has changed the way we do business. Some businesses have closed leaving employees without a steady source of income. Others have allowed employees to work from home. So, how are professional employees faring in this new reality?
What is task batching? And how can it help you feel more productive? Are you having trouble keeping up your productivity levels these days? It’s no surprise. After all, you were not prepared for working from home, or in a reduced capacity. And, you spent a great deal of time honing and perfecting a time management skill set that no longer works. So maybe all those office productivity hacks you took to heart no longer feel valid. You need a few new productivity hacks to help you ace this new world of work. You need task batching. What is Task
As we struggle on this summer hindered by the various restrictions necessary to combat this global crisis, so much of what we once considered important has been put on hold. Professionally, although many of us have the opportunity to work from home, we are mostly focused on getting things done and keeping the business going. There doesn’t seem to be much opportunity for career development. Yet there are things you can do, even now, to help advance your career when things get back to normal. With all this extra time on your hands, why not work on developing new soft skills?
Whether you call it social distancing, self-quarantine, or a mandated lock-down, many of us feel the psychological effects of our current reality. Time we once spent socializing, dining out, attending concerts and sporting events, has become downtime that has to be filled within the confines of our homes. Luckily, many of us have the opportunity to fill some of that time by working from home. But this, in itself, presents a psychological danger. When work is all that’s left to fill the empty hours, work addiction becomes a very real possibility.