During the past few months, we have increased our online presence within our company, bringing educational training and meetings onto a virtual platform. This is a new trend we will continue to embrace, but we would be lying if we said we were not looking forward to getting back in our campuses (safely, of course.) Next week, we will begin a soft open of our campuses while implementing sanitation and social distancing practices. Through many conversations, we know that not everyone feels as prepared. In one of our recent online sales meetings, Dr. Dan Shiode gave us a few tips on preparing to go back to the workplace. Here are a few of our favorites.
Take your time Going back to working in an office does not have to happen full force. If you are uncomfortable, come back in stages, choosing to work from home two to three days a week. Even our CEO, Bob Hamrick, experienced some anxiety coming back to the office. Remember to practice relaxing daily habits to combat the stressors of re-entry.
Think about your clients Whether you are worried about COVID-19, or not, realize that that it is a concern for many. Our campuses will be following strict reopening procedures, but as a real estate agent, you interact with your clients in many facets. Consider asking yourself these questions taking your clients well-being into account. Will you be offering gloves or masks to clients? Will you continue offering virtual meetings and showings?
Return mentally first Getting back to a routine is essential because a lack of structure can increase stress. If you have let your normal work routine slip, start getting back in the habit of waking up at a certain time and dressing for work at home, before going into the office. Also reflect on the time you had at home. Have you added new self-care habits? Have you been spending more quality time with family? Think about any positive changes you have made and make a plan to continue to implement them as you return to work.