The daily work routine when working from home looks different than in the office at university and also poses different challenges. One colleague’s child may be at home and is often interrupted at work as a result, another colleague feels like she has to respond even late at night when her supervisor writes an e-mail, another colleague withdraws completely and you don’t hear or see anything from him. What can you do to still work well together?
Ergonomics at the kitchen chair?! Anyone who has ever worked for several hours at home at the kitchen table with a laptop knows that this can’t be good for your back. But if you can’t get an office chair on the fly – what can you do?
Working from home is challenging because working hours and leisure time may blend into one another, up to the point where you feel the need to be available at all times and experience a dissociation of work and private life.
When work is done, it is important to recover and distance yourself from tasks and deadlines. There are many ways in which this can be achieved. What are your sources of strength? What can you use to recharge your batteries?