Many offices have shifted to telecommuting, including the Housing First Minnesota team. If your organization is able to do so, please make the appropriate accommodations. If telecommuting is not an option, be sure to follow CDC guidance on workplace cleanliness and social distancing.
Housing First Minnesota has assembled a list of tips for employees and managers on how to effectively work from home.
- A strong digital presence by managers sets the tone for the team. The ability to effectively manage remotely is an important factor in success of the team.
- Be aware of workload issues. It is harder to observe if an employee is overloaded when you cannot actually observe them.
- Virtual check-ins keep the trains running. Even if only 10 minutes daily, touch base as a team.
- Have a dedicated workspace. Use it only when working during working hours.
- Get dressed and keep a routine.
- Keep your team aware of workload issues, whether you are overloaded or have free time.
- Have set “office hours.”
- Divide your day just as you would in the office.
- Develop a system so family members or roommates know when you cannot be disturbed.
Communication is critical, especially in a fluid situation like the one we find ourselves in today. Keep your team informed with these tools:
- Group Text
- Conference Calls
- Web-Based Platforms such as WebEx or Zoom
Housing First Minnesota staff is working around the clock to keep you aware of the latest information about COVID-19. For the latest news and information, visit housingfirstmn.org, the Housing First Minnesota blog, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.