With so many people now working from home full-time, new routines are emerging. And although there have been serious economic issues, many companies are displaying great ingenuity in their Employee Experience responses. This technology has been with us for a while – and it’s now being put to the test on its largest ever scale.
Today, we want to do something fun: a multiple choice quiz about your work-from-home habits. Each question covers a key aspect of home working: some of the options are sensible, and some not so much! Check your answers at the end to see if you’re a work-from-home winner.
Having the right space in your home for working is essential – but where do you base yourself?
A – My bed is my most comfortable piece of furniture, so of course I work there.
B – I set myself up on a good-sized table away from my bedroom and sit on a chair that provides good back support.
C – I sit at my custom-made 18th century writing desk and polish it regularly with beeswax
When working from home, you’re your own canteen. What kind of meals do you prepare?
A – Nothing too fancy. Yesterday I had a potato sandwich.
B – A rich variety of healthy meals with plenty of green vegetables.
C – Roast pheasant and brandy.
This is essential to physical and mental wellbeing. How do you stay active?
A – Does looking for the TV remote count as exercise?
B – I do a run, cycle or home workout several days a week, and make sure to take regular walks as well.
C – Ultramarathons every other day.
Staying in touch with your teammates and communicating well is critical, but do you approach a call?
A – As long as the small square in shot looks good, that’s all the matters really.
B – As if I was in the office, prepped and ready a few minutes before the call begins.
C – My office is normally too informal; conference calls are a great chance for me to put on my tuxedo!
Without the same structure as an office job, it’s important to keep some work-life balance. How do you relax at the end of a day?
A – Playing Call of Duty: Warzone until the early hours of the morning.
B – Catching up with friends and family, cooking, reading, watching a box set.
C – Reading Proust’s “À la recherche du temps perdu” in the original French.
What do my answers say about me?
Mostly A’s – you’re probably not giving yourself the structure to thrive as a home worker. It’s important to keep your routine and set some standards for yourself.
Mostly B’s – you’re getting the balance right. You’re staying active, working effectively, keeping in touch with friends and giving yourself the best chance of success!
Mostly C’s – you might be overdoing it a bit.
We’d love to hear how you’re getting on working from home. If you’ve got any EX stories to share, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be delighted to feature them on the website.