The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic transformed the way employees work. It led many companies to allow employees to work remotely. But, as COVID-19 vaccinations have become generally available, companies are increasingly returning to “business as usual.” Yet, for some work-from-home employees, the transition to working in an office once again has been challenging.
Today’s companies are commonly promoting hybrid workplaces, allowing employees to shift between working in the office and remotely. For employees, this can seemingly offer the best of both worlds. On the other hand, it can be difficult to thrive in a hybrid workplace unlike any other they have seen before.
Ultimately, there are many things you can do to put yourself in a great position to succeed in a hybrid workplace. These include:
1. Gradually Transition Back to the Office
If you have safety concerns about going back to the office, ask your employer if you can continue to work remotely. Typically, business managers are willing to work with employees to ensure they can transition back to office work at their own pace.
Start slow as you return to the office, too. For instance, you may want to resume office work one day a week. From here, you may feel more comfortable working in the office with each passing week. At this point, you can begin to work more frequently in the office.
2. Personalize Your Office Space
Set up your office space in a way that helps you feel and perform your best. For example, you can place photos of loved ones around your office space. Or, you may want to pick up some of your favorite snacks and store them in your office desk.
If you feel great about your office space, you can feel great when you are there. So, devote time, energy, and resources to personalize your office space. Once you have an office space that suits you perfectly, you can reap the benefits of a positive workspace.
3. Prioritize Self-Care
Take care of yourself as you work in an office and remotely. Otherwise, you risk exhaustion, fatigue, burnout, and other problems that can have serious efforts on your mental and physical wellbeing.
Generally, it helps to meditate, run, walk, or perform other mindfulness activities during the workday. Mindfulness activities can help you take a break from the hustle and bustle of work. And when you return to work from these activities, you may feel refreshed and ready to tackle any challenges that come your way.
Lastly, if you have concerns about your hybrid work environment, share them with your manager. This ensures you can get the help you need to care for yourself both at work and outside of it.
Thrive in a Hybrid Workplace
It can take several months to get accustomed to a hybrid work environment. Stay the course, and you can thrive in a hybrid workplace.
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