As we all navigate our way through these times, we will continue to share our perspectives on the many new ‘moments’ we are all experiencing. This week’s Monday Moment: the realities of working from home.
The startling speed of our need to re-tool our daily routines has caught many of us off guard. Continuing to work effectively, if our work can and should continue, requires setting up a whole new location and routine, overlapping the professional with the very personal. For many of us, this new normal includes a makeshift home office – a guest room, a kitchen table, a bedroom, even a closet. Whatever the situation, it is disorientating and requires patience to adapt.
Setting up a workspace at home requires a little ingenuity. It includes navigating kids, spouses, pets, and noisy neighbors. Backgrounds for video calls need to be appropriate, and technology adapted to a new situation. At North Berkeley, we’ve done our best to provide a solid structure of technology for our advisors to continue working from home. Equipped with laptops, cables, web cameras, and smartphones, we, like many of you, are embracing this new reality. In the process, we learn a little more about ourselves and our co-workers.
We know how unsettling this adjustment to sheltering in place and working from home can be. We hope that we get a chance to talk with you about your experiences, and how we might help you in thinking through the specific concerns you and your family have. Though we may not be in our local Berkeley offices, you will find us scattered about the East Bay accessible by phone or email.
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