How to Feel a Sense of Belonging When Working RemoteOctober 5, 2022
Create a Day-to-Day Routine and Have a Specific Workplace at Home
One way to overcome the isolation that can come with working from home is to create a routine. Having a set time for when you will start working, take breaks, and end your workday can help you feel more connected to your work. You may also consider setting up a dedicated workspace in your home for work. Creating a workspace will help you to separate your work life from your personal life and make it easier for you to focus on your work.
Communicate with your Teammates and Build Friendship
Another way to feel more connected to your work when working from home is to establish regular communication with your team. Whether email, instant messaging, or video conferencing, staying in touch with your team can help you feel like you are a part of the company. Scheduling regular meetings with your supervisor can make you feel connected to the company. Meetings are an excellent way to connect and discuss any questions or concerns. It is essential to share and build relationships.
Finally, one of the best ways to create a sense of belonging while working from home is to get involved in the company culture. Many companies have remote employees and offer opportunities to participate in company events, such as happy hours or team-building activities. If your company doesn’t provide these types of activities, there are many online communities that you can join where you can interact with other remote workers. Participating in these activities can help you feel like you are a part of something larger and that you have a community of people who understand and share the same experience. No man is an island, they say!
Working outside the office can be a great way to boost your career while still having the flexibility to maintain an excellent work-life balance. However, finding ways to overcome the isolation that can come with working outside the workplace is essential. You can sense belonging while working remotely by establishing a routine, staying in touch with your team, and getting involved in the company culture.
Do you work remotely? What are some of the challenges that you face? How do you overcome them? Do you incorporate exercise into your routine to help with mood and overall wellness? Share your experiences, tips and advice with us in the comments!
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