Team DRB: Work From Home
With the United States government declaring a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic, DRB Capital has shifted to working from home to protect our employees and practice social distancing. Although the first few days might sound like fun, working remotely is more challenging than one might expect. It can be harder to focus in a new environment where distractions are just a few feet away. Luckily, there are ways to avoid going stir-crazy and to get tasks accomplished.
Clear communication is the first step to SUCCESS. It is essential to have clear communication with your boss and team from day to day. At the office, we are in close proximity and communication is effortless, but working from home can feel unstructured and isolating, which in turn can lead to a lack of productivity.
There are plenty of virtual options to make communication feel almost as if you were face-to-face. Check out Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Facetime, etc.
ESTABLISH A ROUTINE
When we go to work Monday-Friday from 9 to 5, we are following a structured routine. When working from home, it is easy to forget that routine. Some tips for maintaining a structured routine are:
- Set an alarm an hour before you have to get started with work. Take a shower, put on regular clothes, and eat a good breakfast.
- Create a workspace. You do not have to have a home office in your house to create a functional workspace. Select a designated area in your home (kitchen bar, living room, patio) and designate it solely for work. Place all your work materials together, have your laptop/pens/ papers/ work documents etc. neatly organized and get to work!
- Take short breaks just as you would at the office. Have some snacks ready throughout the day, take short walks outside, and prepare a delicious lunch.
- Most importantly, set yourself goals expectations. Use your calendar and agenda to keep up with deadlines, goals, and outcomes.
These stressful times have many unknowns, and it is vital to stay positive as best as we can. If you are feeling isolated or down, reach out to family, friends, or coworkers. We are all in this together and can depend on one another to get through this TOGETHER. There is so much to be grateful for, and so much we can accomplish if we communicate, focus, and stay positive!
Check out some of the AWESOME home work spaces our team members have!
If you’re interested in being part of our team, contact us for more information.
Looking for a new opportunity?
Exciting things are always happening here at DRB Capital, and if you enjoy giving back and donating your time for a good cause, you may very well just be a perfect fit for our team. Learn more about the current openings we have available and submit a resume for consideration.
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As we prepare to return to work, it’s important to understand these principles and to follow the guidance that the CDC has provided. Here’s how TeamDRB is helping to keep us safe. Watch our Team DRB: Safety First! Video. Watch video here.
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