It seems like forever since most of us stepped foot inside an office. Working from home is the new normal and while we’re kind of getting used to it, we can’t help but feel like it’s a little bit lonely. We’re even starting to miss our most annoying colleagues and as hard as we try, team work is feeling forced, right? Well fear not art squad, here are a few simple tips that will help you be a good team player, even when you’re working from home!
Communication Is Key
The top tip is to communicate all day, everyday. Your colleagues need to know that you’re there, that you’re supporting them, that you’re all in this together. Make sure you send regular emails and even pick up the phone once in a while, it will make all the difference. And if you can still bear to video call, have a few Zoom meetings too!
During these strange times, it can sometimes feel like none of our work is being noticed. When your art guys and girls have succeeded in something challenging, congratulate them. If they’re struggling, pick them up when they’re down. Every little helps!
Use Technology To Your Advantage
Even though we’re all ready to flush our phones and laptops down the toilet, we’ve got to admit that they’ve made this whole staying at home thing a whole lot easier. Use all this technology to keep on top of your work and to make sure you’re all in this together.
Ask Your Colleagues What They Need
Regular meetings have gone out of the window, but don’t allow that to let you go unnoticed. While you may once have had a word with your boss by the coffee machine about what they expect from you, in 2020, you gotta do this via email or over the phone. Checking what your colleagues need demonstrates to them that you are thinking about the team as a whole, while also trying to improve your own work. It’s a win-win.
Socialize In A Whole New Way
When you worked in an office you probably had lunches or went for drinks with your work pals, right? Well, don’t let a pandemic stop you from doing that. Why not have lunch or drinks online once a week? It’s a good way to keep those bonds with your colleagues. Just make sure you don’t speak about work the whole time, sometimes you deserve a break!
Text Lizzy Vartanian