The work discipline you need during #covid19 lockdown

It is the 1st of April 2020! But this is not a fool’s day. It is a lockdown day as a result of the

It is the 1st of April 2020! But this is not a fool’s day.

It is a lockdown day as a result of the #coronavirus pandemic. This is not the time to relax. It is time to work even harder. Every day a lot of time is wasted in traffic jams and preparing to go to the place of work. Not anymore at least for the next two weeks effective today.

What do you want to have accomplished before the end of this period?

If you survive the #covid19 onslaught, which you will if you heed to the government directives, you need to prepare for the post-pandemic period. This calls for personal discipline and focus.

The rules for remote working are simple:

1) Wake up early and go to a quiet place at your home which you have designated as the working place. Register your daily attendance. If you are advanced like us folks at Summit Consulting Ltd, log on into the cloud collaboration forum portal to register attendance.

2) We have been told that discipline gives freedom. Daily, write down the Targets you intend to accomplish by the end of the day, and the Tasks you plan to do to accomplish the Targets. Also, document your daily habits that demonstrate seriousness and discipline. Remember as a home remote worker, you must have the discipline and be self-driven. There is no shortcut.

3) At the end of the day, provide an update of what happened. Be accountable. When you provide an update of what you accomplished by the day end you hold yourself to a high standard. That is how progress is achieved.

The lockdown is real. After the lockdown, the car shall need fuel. You shall need to pay rent and bills. And you will need to eat. Another reason to take personal accountability to win at both personal and company level.

Remember, this is not a holiday. It is an opportunity for you to demonstrate leadership. To add value to your life and your employers where others are not. It is your opportunity to lead and win.

#stay safe. Stay alert.

Copyright Mustapha B Mugisa, 2020. All rights reserved.

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