How to find your hybrid workplace sweet spot

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    AMONG the many changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic is a drastic shift in the way companies works, forcing businesses to accelerate digital transformation to enable and connect a workforce that is largely working from their homes.

    For the first time in years, professionals who have traditionally spent long hours at the workplace have had to create for themselves a comfortable place to work at home, turning dining tables, old study desks, and even beds into their “home office.

    ”This is the case for employees of TELUS International Philippines (TIP), A provider of customer experience (CX) and digital IT solutions.

    “Since our team members have worked from home for months, those who are starting to come to the office may be surprised to find protocols that they aren’t used to,” said Andrew Araneta, Site Senior Director for TELUS International Philippines’ McKinley Exchange offices in Makati.

    “Whatever the work set-up is, we want to bring peace of mind to our team members, whether they work remotely or onsite. We encourage them to establish routines that help transition between both set-ups,” he adds.

    Plant-loving online communities are sprouting up all over social media. Starting your plant collection can greatly improve the ambience of your workspace and also contribute to your good mood. It’s better if you can set it up in a small corner where air circulates freely so, even when you work the night shift, it feels cooler and calmer.

    Not all homes are blessed with a strong internet connection. Know where the internet is spotty and where the connection is strongest, especially for activities like video calls that need a reliable connection.

    Whether at home or at the office, it’s important to remember to take regular breaks from tasks. According to a study conducted by health and hygiene company Essity, those who take time off and savor their meal breaks are able to recharge and power through their tasks better than others. Physical movement between screen time is encouraged, such as stretching to reverse the effects of sitting for long periods and to help improve blood circulation.

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