The effect of the COVID 19 has caused a lot of changes in the workplace. Considering that most employees now work remotely, there are different guidelines and tips to help remote workers manage their day-to-day activities well.
However, people seem to forget hybrid workers as they have to adapt to going to work on some days and working from home on the remaining days. As a hybrid worker, it may feel terrifying on some days to prepare for yet another major shift.
Self-management skills are probably familiar to you but you probably don’t know how to apply them as you are juggling your new work lifestyle.
Read through these five self-management skills that will help thrive in a hybrid arrangement.
- Time management skills:
As a hybrid worker, your sense of time has probably been altered because you have to come with different lifestyles. Working in a hybrid arrangement and managing your time, means having a vivid picture of what is expected of you in the home office and what needs to be done in the workplace. Always think of how you can best use your time. Note the way people react to you and compare it to when you are working from home and when you are in the workplace.
If there’s a coworker who is great to consult with but does not participate well in remote settings, it is important to take note of that. Try to always meet with that person when you’re in the office.
Have a daily plan that matches your work lifestyle and stick to it.
- Stress management
Balancing your physical and remote work life is key to managing your stress.
Take out regular time for exercising or meditating. Figure out what works for you and what being healthy looks like for you even if it means seeing a therapist.
Always make your stress management a priority and actively look for ways to seek help if you are overwhelmed.
- Communication skills
Communication is essential to sustaining any work be it remote or physical. It’s easy to get lost in communication and can be pretty time-consuming especially when a misunderstanding is involved. It is best to be clear, and positive from the start.
If you have access to professional development resources, take advantage of them and use them in refining your communication skills.
Always have a plan on how to communicate with your team members and take steps to keep refining your skills.
Working as a hybrid worker can be exciting but it takes a certain amount of optimism to keep going.