Working from Home: Week Eleven

Friday marked the end of my eleventh week of working exclusively from home. Here are my takeaways from week eleven:

  • Memorial Day – I took a day off, but I didn’t go back to work recharged. Connecting with others is what I like most about holidays. Less socializing diminished the holiday joy.
  • New work normal – I’m thinking of testing working in a private office in a smaller building with fewer people. I think I’d be more comfortable doing that than going back to my former crowded office. I’ll research spaces and explore subleasing.
  • Macro – Lots of granular things are happening daily. It’s noisy and distracting. And it makes it difficult to understand what’s occurred from a macro perspective. I decided to start focusing on the forest more than the trees. I want to identify where things are headed.

Week eleven was a short but good week. My big takeaway: Get away from the noisy details and look at things from fifty thousand feet.  

I’ll continue to learn from this unique situation, adjust as necessary, and share my experience.