Striking that perfect balance between your career and life balance has always been a challenge. The post-pandemic, flexible working environment has fast-tracked flexibility for many and it’s proven that businesses that encourage hybrid workplaces for their employees see a high return in increased productivity, positive workplace culture, greater well-being and retention- just to name a few!
I highly value the option of flexible working and while I still feel my job is office-based, I have a varied day attending client meetings, networking, speaking and panel events to meeting with prospects face to face. Having flexibility allows me to put the washing on between calls, and stay casual even if formally dressed from the waist up and in my job role means I don’t miss out on the opportunity to represent the business.
I have always been a strong advocate of flexible working practices and working from anywhere over working from home. It’s good to see the rest of the world finally catch up!
Being able to change up your environment is essentially creating a different blank canvas for your ideas, productivity and a way to create a fresh, new setting to tackle everything you need to do. So, if it feels like you’ve inadvertently created some bad habits in your usual workspace, break the routine by mixing up your surroundings to help stimulate new workflow, and good habits – even in finding new relationships and networks.
Flexible working can create complexities, but for me, flexible working is all about the individual, and what works for you.
Here are a few tips to mix up the way you work in the office.
Switch Up Your Work Environment
Try changing your scenery occasionally. Working from home is a new norm. We know that there is no one-size-fits-all approach here, so allowing us to choose a flexible work approach has helped best accommodate a range of circumstances. Teams working in different environments can focus less time and energy on typical office routines and distractions and travel time and more time on learning and focusing on customers.