Leaving Remote Work? 3 Ways To Prepare For Back To Office
Some are speculating that the remote work exodus could be coming to an end, as more and more employers encourage their workers to head back to the office. If you are among those heading back to the office, here are 3 ways to help you prepare for the transition.
You've probably gotten pretty comfortable working from home in pj's or cozy clothes. But to get yourself excited about heading back to the office, go shopping to update your work clothes. This is also a great way to start getting your mindset readjusted to office expectations.
Find Out What You've Missed
Plan a lunch date with an in office pal to catch up on anything you may have missed out on. This could include important changes to company culture that maybe you didn't pick up on while at home. It could also include important social changes such as divorces or marriages among co-workers that maybe you haven't heard about. It helps to be in the loop before you show up for work.
Break Bad Habits
If you have developed any bad habits while working from home, now is a good time to kick them out the door. Some bad habits that develop during remote work can include taking extra long lunch breaks, napping during the work day, skimming by on a minimum amount of effort, and other bad habits that might negatively impact your productivity.
Plan a Visit
It might be helpful to see if you could visit the office one day before heading back officially. This way you have a chance to get readjusted to the idea, catch up with friends, and maybe even set up your work space before you head back for your first real day of actual work.
Heading back to the office can be exciting, if you follow these tips to help make the switch.