British Columbia Provincial government announces long term solutions to remote work

We explore the top 3 questions you should be asking yourself about the future of your work

When work from home started due to the pandemic, it was a welcome change from the traditional office setting. It felt fun and novel to work in our pyjamas and avoid the daily commute. However, as time has passed, remote work has become a new reality that we must now embrace and make necessary adjustments to. This means that it is essential to create an appropriate work environment, establish a routine, and maintain a healthy work life balance.

The British Columbia Provincial government recently announced more long term, sustainable remote work solutions for its employees.

“Embracing flexible work is an essential part of the future of the public service, particularly in attracting and retaining talented employees who reflect the rich diversity of B.C.,” Shannon Salter, deputy minister to the premier, wrote in the memo.

With this exciting news, it is time to start asking yourself long term, big picture questions about what remote work will look like for you and your family.

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Questions you should be asking yourself about working from home with some remote work tips:

  1. Am I able to create a productive work environment at home? 
    Working from home requires discipline and structure. It is important to create a comfortable and distraction-free work environment. You should also establish a routine that mimics your office schedule and stick to it. Consider setting up a modular office pod in your backyard for a versatile and sustainable work space that can be used for multiple purposes.
  2. How will I maintain work life balance?
    When working from home, it can be easy to blur the lines between work and personal life. It is important to set boundaries and establish a schedule that allows you to balance your work and personal life. Having a separate space for your office, detached from your home creates a physical separation between your work and personal life, which can help you mentally switch off from work at the end of the day. This physical boundary can make it easier to maintain a routine and stick to a schedule, ensuring that you have enough time for personal activities and family time.
  3. Long term what is this going to look like for me?
    Remote work without proper equipment or posture can lead to poor health outcomes such as back pain, neck strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other musculoskeletal disorders. It is important to invest in ergonomic equipment and maintain good posture to prevent these issues. No more working from the couch!
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