into your home can add to it. Some are juggling running a company, homeschooling, raising children and taking care of a household while others haven't talked to human a real human in weeks.
Even before stay-at-home orders were placed, a Cigna study reveled that 61% of Americans were lonely in the workplace. Which could attribute to the work-life imbalance, but working from home doesn't help the cause. Homeworkers reportedly have a harder time separating their work and life needs, creating
space for their work inside their homes and creating boundaries around when to turn off work. So how can you stay positive while working from home and how can leaders create a culture of positivity?
- Create Boundaries
little control." She explains a boundary could be anything from physical like creating your own personal space that is just for you and no one else to time such as allotting a specific amount time for self-care,
work or consumption of media.
Dr. Chopra also suggests movement or exercise, small daily rituals, spending time outdoors and finding small things that bring you joy to help to increase positivity and productivity in your work day.
- Establish Open Lines Of Communication
Additionally, Grant has started every work week with an all-hands conference call to set the tone and have select members share an inspirational quote to boost the morale. "We're trying to get creative in adjusting our normal weekly meetings as they tend to quickly feel lackluster without in-person dialogue, so we're starting with changing the formats, adding video, and allowing everyone have some floor time to speak. Communication is key, so have set calls weekly and agendas set beforehand," she adds.
- Bond With Your Team
Throughout the week Penchansky frequently sends out emails with stories, quotes and anecdotes along with featuring DBA team guest editors who share their personal experiences around strength and positivity. "We do weekly live work outs as a team often led by one of our clients on Instagram Live.
Every Friday our team is randomly separated into different groups where they get to know each other
during a virtual happy hour. This week we're launching the DBA office party where we will have 14
different zoom office parties at the same time as a way to connect with people outside our own team,"
- Tap Into Your Community
community of customers or industry acquaintances. Lauren Bosworth, founder and CEO of Love
Wellness, has found that creating a leaning into the Love Wellness community has a been a driving force
of positivity for her team. "More than ever before we are leaning into our community, The Love Club.
We are learning what to build out next as more users discover our platform and tell us what they enjoy,
dislike and want upgraded or changed. We prioritize and encourage the focus within community to be
on education and connection instead of our physical products," Bosworth says.
"Women are eager to connect and bond over shared experiences when it comes to our bodies, and The Love Club is a trusted and private place to do that. We curate an experience specific to the Love Wellness mission of creating an open and honest self-care culture by building an organic community that serves women better than open, public forums on the internet that aren't monitored for misinformation. I'm also my team's biggest cheerleader. I try to share an inspirational story or meditation every day on our team calls and I make it a point to call out wins by specific team members.
We have also on boarded a few new hires as we work from home and I touch base with them on an almost
daily basis to try to create and develop that sense of our Love Wellness community for them," she