Alfredo E. Umaña, Senior Consultant
Alfredo E. Umaña
Senior Consultant

One of the questions I received repeatedly during a recent webinar entitled, “Turning the Crisis into Opportunities” was: “How can we be productive with all the distractions of home?”

I’ve been working from home for 15 years. Let me share with you some of the things that have helped me to gain focus and productivity:

  1. Get up at the usual time and keep a routine.
  2. Dress appropriately and get out of your sleepwear.
  3. Find a quiet place with the most comfortable chair and table in the house.
  4. Set your goals realistically every day.
  5. Tell your boss or colleague what you think will achieve during the day and report to them at the end of the day.
  6. Establish a family agreement about your workplaces and – as well as the distribution of housework (childcare, errands, etc.)
  7. Take sufficient breaks with physical exercise (walk, stretch, etc.)
  8. Set your work schedule, stopping at a reasonable hour.
  9. Enjoy being at home, listen to music, eat with your family.
  10. Use the Pomodoro technique.

While we maintain all possible social distancing measures, we must also remember that now is when our schools need to be more creative, caring and productive.

I invite you to see “turning the crisis into opportunities” on the Facebook page of the Atlantida Bank

We will move forward together,

Alfredo Enrique Umaña

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