We're living in a weird world.
A global pandemic, national lockdowns and working from home now forms part of everyday life.
But, despite all this going on around us, we need to keep going. So how can small businesses adapt to this new way of working?
For those of us who work in an office surrounded by the hubbub of co-workers, the thought of working from home can be daunting.
So, here are four pointers to help you adjust to working from home.
Nothing will replace the social atmosphere of the workplace, and there aren’t many at-home alternatives to chatting over a cup of tea and a custard cream.
However, for those quick-fire questions for the boss and chitter-chatter with your colleagues, it's advisable to launch a group chat using an app like Slack.
Here you can create different 'threads' for various topics of conversation.
This ensures your email inbox isn't inundated. It also helps to ensure that you and your colleagues get quick responses to questions rather than waiting 24+ hours for an answer.
The key takeaway: Keep your email for clients and suppliers only.