Build a Workspace that Works for You: Jessica says having a dedicated workspace is important, and it should include the tech and ergonomics you need to feel comfortable while working. From standing desk or laptop stands to help you adjust the height and angle of your work surface, to ergonomic chairs and floor mats that can help you maintain good posture during long working hours, to potted plants, lights, and artwork, Jessica will discuss the essentials.
Connection is Key: Working remotely may seem nice at first, but the lack of social connection makes an impact, and loneliness can creep in. Studies have shown that productivity during tele-commuting relies heavily on maintaining social connection. Jessica will share ways to stay connected, like setting time aside to check in with non-work friends, family and remote colleagues over virtual water coolers or Zoom dates.
Set Work-life Boundaries: Overworking during a pandemic is real, and it can get out of hand if you don’t set up strict boundaries around work and home life. Jessica says dedicating working hours to work exclusively, choosing hours that are the quietest for you to get work done, and taking frequent breaks to rest the eyes and control digital eye strain are ways to keep your eyes and mind healthy. She will share latest innovations on how to shift focus between digital devices and offline.