Yes, it has been 100 days since we re-set the clock on our work-from-home strategy.
The HMA team made a valiant attempt to return to the office in early June. We had a detailed document outlining the steps we were taking to ensure we were safe in the office, protocols for meeting with clients, how we would handle travel, etc. Hand sanitizer and masks were provided. We were set.
We gave the team the option of coming in, continuing to work from home or a combination. We made it about eight days and then we saw a spike in positive COVID-19 cases in the restaurants near our office. So back to working from home.
These last 100 days were quite different than the first 100 or so days. When the decision to work from home was first made, we thought it would be temporary. Just a couple weeks and then we’d get back to the office. I was working from my dining room table, no need to invest in a desk, after all we’d be going back to the office pretty soon. Well, “pretty soon” stretched on and the uncertainty of that was quite taxing on all of us.
And here we are now. Much more at ease with working from home (I did buy a small desk and chair, although I still like working from the dining room table).
There have been a few silver linings over the past few months:
Like all of you, I am eager for this pandemic to be a thing of the past. But until that happens, I’m grateful for the positives.
What about you? Any silver linings you’d like to share?