Information about Covid-19 coronavirus

How to transition to remote work, ways to be productive

How can companies and their employees successfully transition to remote working conditions in the time of COVID-19?

Leadership coach Anja van Beek helps us navigate these uncertain times and suggests ways to be productive if you are working from home.

The first step that I have seen that works quite well is that you don't adjust your daily routine. Don't consider sleeping in but rather stick to that morning routine simply because your brain is used to that rythm and even signals to you that it is time to get going.

Anja van Beek, Leadership coach

It is best perhaps to still dress comfortably, neatly, not necessarily as formal as you would for a day at work but subconsciously it tells your brain that it's now in work mode and not necessarily lounge mode.

Anja van Beek, Leadership coach

It is critical for teams to agree on the basics. What are the new rules? Are we going to stick to the 8-5? When are we going to have a meeting time? What technology are we going to use to check in?

Anja van Beek, Leadership coach

What happens if you do not have the most conducive home environment to work from?

Beek says business leaders need to be empathetic and understand the reality of employees.

If I put myself in your shoes, what are your realities? How can we support you to be productive?

Anja van Beek, Leadership coach

Click on the link below to hear more....

To track the latest developments around the coronavirus both in South Africa and abroad, click on this live status report from Strategix.


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
COVID-19 cases in South Africa reach 1,187

COVID-19 cases in South Africa reach 1,187

The department said the numbers did not indicate a reduction in the number of infections.

'WhatsApp doesn't know what fake news is being sent'

'WhatsApp doesn't know what fake news is being sent'

Business Insider associate editor Phillip de Wet explains why WhatsApp can't stop fake news on its platforms.

[LOCKDOWN] Police close shops in Hillbrow, services in Zandspruit 'depressing'

[LOCKDOWN] Police close shops in Hillbrow, services in Zandspruit 'depressing'

Eyewitness News reporters Edwin Ntshidi and Theto Mahlakoana give updates on situations in the two areas.

LOCKDOWN: I believe courts will adopt common sense on joint custody - lawyer

LOCKDOWN: I believe courts will adopt common sense on joint custody - lawyer

Attorney Clorinda Scalco says there is some confusion despite a directive that parents can continue contact with their children.

Police watchdog flooded with 'abusive' calls since lockdown

Police watchdog flooded with 'abusive' calls since lockdown

Ipid spokesperson Sontaga Seisa says they have been receiving petty calls during which the callers insult investigators.

It's business as usual in most townships despite national lockdown

It's business as usual in most townships despite national lockdown

Eyewitness News reporters give an account of what happened in eThekwini, Woodstock, Langa, Soweto and Alexandra in the morning.

Popular articles
Is it even possible to lock down townships and informal settlements, asks Prof

Is it even possible to lock down townships and informal settlements, asks Prof

Professor Alex Broadbent (UJ) on his argument that a one-size-fits-all approach to Covid-19 could have lethal consequences.

WATCH: 'Wellmeaning racist' hygiene lesson for workers causes outrage on Twitter

WATCH: 'Wellmeaning racist' hygiene lesson for workers causes outrage on Twitter

A video posted by Lesego Tlhabi (aka Coconut Kelz) shows a woman instructing the group how to wash their hands for 20 seconds.

[LISTEN] Beat the lockdown blues with Zolani's live Instagram gigs (and collab!)

[LISTEN] Beat the lockdown blues with Zolani's live Instagram gigs (and collab!)

Six days a week at 6 pm Zolani Mahola provides 'a space of peace and connection with people all over the world'.

Relationship advice for couples together 24/7 during lockdown

Relationship advice for couples together 24/7 during lockdown

Counsellor Paula Quinsee says SA's lockdown is going to place more pressure on couples already in a rocky relationship.

COVID-19 cases in South Africa reach 1,187

COVID-19 cases in South Africa reach 1,187

The department said the numbers did not indicate a reduction in the number of infections.

[VIDEO] Motsepe family and associates pledge R1bn for fight against Covid-19

[VIDEO] Motsepe family and associates pledge R1bn for fight against Covid-19

The Motsepe family announced details of the donation on Saturday. Several hundred million rand will be available 'immediately'.

Lockdown Blues: How to create fun for your kids using basic home supplies

Lockdown Blues: How to create fun for your kids using basic home supplies

Parenting expert Nikki Bush kicks off a four-part series on becoming a hero to your children during the Covid-19 lockdown.

'CT needs neighbourhood watches authorised to help enforce lockdown compliance'

'CT needs neighbourhood watches authorised to help enforce lockdown compliance'

JP Smith says Capetonians were largely cooperative on Day One of lockdown, but there were pockets of 'massive' non-compliance.

'SANDF organising to fetch masks in China for SA medical personnel'

'SANDF organising to fetch masks in China for SA medical personnel'

Sama chair Dr Angelique Coetzee expands on the crisis facing hospitals and clinics because of a shortage of protective gear.

Moody's drops SA's credit rating to junk

Moody's drops SA's credit rating to junk

The ratings agency cited weak growth and a decline in fiscal strength as its main reasons for the downgrade.