We did not see it coming, or maybe we did but thought that it was for other countries in the wake of the COVID-19 spread. Uganda, after all, had less than 10 cases at the time. Until Monday, March 30th 2020, I was determined to go to work every day even though some other businesses had shut their doors the previous week.
We had already planned for business continuity at URGE and the team was well briefed on how to work effectively from home. These are the tips we shared:
We must stay in touch weekly. We agreed on a weekly Zoom call to catch up on work and how we are all doing. Ours is a small team, so this is uncomplicated
Schedule your time and stick to it. When working from home, distractions are normal and to be expected. It is important to set a schedule for your tasks.
Have some fun.
Our perception of the two weeks quarantine period will determine how we spend our time and the results we get. Use this time to leverage yourself, and to leverage your time!
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