I don’t know about you, but I’m far more likely to read something with a #WFH headline these days than to read one more story about TP shortages. But in all the articles offering surefire ways to make the most of working in isolation, nothing prepared me for my experience this morning.
For nearly 25 years, I’ve gathered for a Tuesday morning conference call with a team of 25 or more dedicated people known as the Core Team of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. Way before GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams and Zoom, we’ve shared updates on economic development, workforce issues and more in orderly phone calls that pretty well mimic face-to-face workplace meetings. And, we do it beginning at 7:45 a.m. … so it has truly been a #WFH experience.
This morning, however, I failed to prepare for two unplanned interruptions. Our lawn service decided to arrive early and surround the house with power mowers, edgers and trimmers simultaneously. Add to that, I forgot that my wife had scheduled a roofer to begin repairs to a section of roof directly over my home office. Their ripping, cutting, pounding and shouting could be heard in every room of the house … yes, sound carries in attics.
So, since sometimes you cannot run or hide, add to your Work From Home checklist … consider taking a walk (with earbuds) if you have to compete with a chorus of vendors. That way you’ll be able to say, “I got in my exercise today and didn’t miss a beat.”