From Work from Home Setup to Onsite Work: Useful Tips to Transition Easily
While it is true that a lot of people have enjoyed the work from home setup amidst the invasion of Corona Virus in 2019, everything is getting back to normal now. More and more individuals are taking vaccine shots all over the world and most companies are finally getting back to their feet. As such, going back to the office is slowly taking place in many businesses.
For some workers, this is a great news especially those who were already bored with seeing the same things at home every day. Others, on the other hand, do not want to give up the benefits of their remote jobs yet. First of all, they already develop a routine that works well for them in the past few years. This makes onsite work a new challenge. Second, mothers with newborn babies or little kids do not feel like leaving their children once again after being a constant present in their lives for quite long. And third, going back to office means another round of expenses. This means that you have to deal with transportation cost, regardless if you are a commuter with any public transportation vehicle in the Philippines or, can drive your own car. The cost of fuel has increased tremendously, almost 30 pesos since January this year. This makes everything expensive in the country. Thus, another portion of your budget will be dedicated to purchase gasoline or, pay for taxi.
However, since going back to the office is already inevitable, we list Down some useful tips to help you cope up with these new changes in the best, possible way. Keep these suggestions in mind and you can have a less stressful transition. Are you ready? Let us begin!
Before your onsite work
1. Inform your loved ones
If you are a parent raising a child or, is currently living with your family, one of the first steps that you need to do is inform them of the changes in your work. Let them know the exact date and the reasons behind it so they will not be confused why you suddenly wake up so early to catch up the bus.
This may not look easy especially if your children are already enjoying your presence inside the house with them in the last few months but, you need to be honest about this. Don’t worry! They will soon understand everything. Just tell them the changes days before your official onsite work. By doing this, they will have enough time to process the changes and they can find ways to deal with it.
2. Prepare yourself
The next thing that you need to keep in mind is the preparation for your onsite work. This does not only include getting your office bag and putting the essentials inside: its more on the emotional part that you need to focus.
One of the most effective ways to do this is to think positive. Instead of looking for the negative side of an onsite work, ponder upon the benefits that you can get from it. Like, you will no longer stay in one place for a long period of time. You can meet different people, see various things, and move from one area to another in your office in one day. This is very important to keep your social life up float despite the changes bought by Covid several years ago.
Aside from that, it is also useful to start waking up early even before you go back to work. This will give your body enough time to adopt with these changes. Of course, do not forget to adjust your sleep pattern as well. By doing this, you will not have a hard time coping with the changes in your work life.
3. Know the rules
If your company already implements a normal work hour in the office, you will most likely receive emails or announcements from your Human Resources Department about this matter.
Read through your inbox or chat messages in your social media accounts and be familiar with the company’s protocol. This may include the safety measures that you are expected to follow while Corona Virus is still around. Other things, like company rules regarding customer service and productivity may also be announced. If you have questions, feel free to ask so you will be guided prior to your first day at the office.
During the Onsite work
1. Make yourself comfortable
While it is quite disheartening to leave your home office and everything that helped you throughout the entire work from home setup, it will not be difficult to adjust in your new environment if you will make yourself comfortable in the office.
For instance, if you love listening to upbeat music while going through some inventory, consider bringing your headset when you go back to work. Conversely, if your coffee maker is just within reach in your home office, think of ways to make yourself awake while working. Like, buying a large size coffee mug with amazing temperature control. This way, you can still enjoy a hot drink while being busy for work.
You can also request your company to provide those essentials to help increase your productivity. Just take note that not all businesses may agree to do that especially those companies that are still recovering from the aftermath of the deadly virus.
2. Stick to a routine
Just like working from home, it is also important to have a routine especially in the first few weeks of your onsite work. This will tremendously help your adjustment period easier.
Let’s say, your usual routine at home is to start your day reading and responding to messages from potential clients while having a cup of tea at hand. Stick with that once you begin working in the office. The same goes with your afternoon activities. If you like going through major projects or talking to some officemates via conference call, continue with that. Just keep in mind that anything can change throughout the day. Like, an impromptu meeting with the marketing team or, a sudden presentation call with your boss.
Even so, having a familiar routine will have a huge impact in your productivity as an employee.
3. Use a dependable car
Another important thing that you need to ponder is to use a dependable car once you go back to the office. This is very important since traffic is a huge problem in the Philippines, plus the uncertainty of the roads you can encounter on a daily basis.
With that said, make sure to drive a reliable vehicle when you go back to work. This move will keep you away from experiencing any troubles on the way and the possibility of going to a mechanic unplanned just to fix your automobile.
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Yes, going back to the office after more than two years of enjoying a work from home setup is indeed a new challenge. However, adjusting to the changes will not be as difficult as you thought it would be. Just follow the tips mentioned above and going back to work in the office will be easier than ever!