但是，我们有一件事’当然，减少工作量只是闲聊。您上次问同事的时间是什么时候’s weekend? How are their children doing? How is the pandemic impacting them from day to day? When is the last time you had lunch with someone you work with? 如果你’就像数以百万计的美国人一样，’已经有一段时间了。甚至可能从三月初开始。
It’s tricky. Start 通过 being honest. 如果你 have a preexisting condition that makes you high risk for COVID complications, you may want to consider sharing it. Normally, I would never advise to share private health details with your boss. But, it may help them to understand why you need to continue to work from home.
The same applies for family situations. 如果你 have aging parents who you help to care for, share your concerns. 如果你 are being forced to home school your children, be up front about it. And, if your spouse has a high risk job where they work with the public, share your concerns about possibly infecting your office if you were to become infected.
概述您计划每天保留的时间。由于老板看不到你，认识你可能会有所帮助’re keep regular office hours from home. Set expectations around how you will communicate. 如果你 plan to check email during certain hours, let them know. 如果你’在会议期间可以进行视频聊天，并进行共享。而且，如果您可以通过短信联系我们，也可以这样说。老板觉得他们可以指望您的机会越多，他们越有可能允许您继续在家工作。
But, this is the thing. We did it. 如果你r business is now fully functional remotely, you made it over the hump. You are likely in a routine now. Despite how much many people hate being at home all day, they’re adjusting.
My suggestion is this. 如果你r business is able to successfully operate from home, continue to work from home until it’重新上班确实很安全。并且，等到孩子们回到学校（或托儿所）。
我想这就是他们说的意思“小心你想要的。”在这里，我们在家工作，在家玩耍，在家上学以及其他一切（在家中）。至少在那里’不上下班。但是，在家工作不是’t as great when it’s not a choice.
For starters, find a space that you can designate for work. 如果你’re lucky, you may have an office 要么 an extra bedroom. Or, you may want to designate a space like your dining room table. 如果你 have a house with a garage, you may even want to temporarily turn your garage into an office. This is the time to get creative.
一旦您 ’找到您的空间，进行设置。至少，您’ll likely need a table, a desk, and your computer. 如果你 have them, a printer and an external monitor can also be very helpful. Keep your office supplies nearby, including paper, pens, headphones, and anything else you may need. Take the time to set up your new home office in a way that is enjoyable to you. You will be spending a lot of time there.