LET’S ROLL WITH IT
LET’S ROLL WITH IT
IN THIS GUIDE
YOUR KIT 5
YOUR HOME WORKSTATION 7
WORKING REMOTELY 10
OUR RITUALS MADE VIRTUALS 15
Before you work from home:
SET UP YOUR WORKSPACE
When working from home, your desk setup should be no different than if you were in the studio.
Here are a few things to think about when setting up your home workstation:
SORTING THE BASICS
Some people take a walk around the block because at the very least, quoting Juan, “you are forced to properly dress up”.
OUR REMOTERS TIPS
MORE REMOTERS TIPS
OUR COMMUNICATION TOOLS
If you are in a 🗓or don’t want to be disturbed on🍴, set your status to reflect this.
EMAIL & CALENDAR
OUR RITUALS MADE VIRTUAL
Fam is a long standing tradition that we love. We will just do a few things differently.
If you are the host:
If you aren’t a host, join the hangout and set your mic on mute until it’s your turn to present the project update. If you want to speak or ask a question raise your hand or send your message on the #studio slack.
Fika is often translated as "a coffee and cake break", which is kind of correct, but really it is much more than that.
Fika is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude and an important part of Swedish culture. Many Swedes consider that it is almost essential to make time for fika every day. It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a little something to eat.
Is it possible to share a coffee and a snack remotely? Of course!
See the hangout section on page 14 for a few tips.
DAILY CATCH UP (STAND UP)
Aligning regularly in this way assists the group in keeping the correct trajectory for the project as well as supporting each other in removing blockers as fast as possible.
Regular contact signals commitment to the project and keeps it at the forefront of priorities.
A short daily ritual (15 mins max) where the core team meet on hangout to share:
The team should run the session via hangout and:
This is a chance to call out a win from the week (work or otherwise) and give shout outs! A great ritual to end the week.
Grab a refreshment from your fridge, join the hangout, set your mic on mute and enjoy the wins!
SUPPORT EACH OTHER
At times of stress, we work better in the company of others and with support. Try and keep in touch with your fellow ustwobies via slack and hangout, and of course with friends and family. Contact Healthy Minds EAP for professional support.
It is a good idea to stick to your daily routine but if you could not and you are feeling particularly stressed, here are a few tips to decompress:
If you are sharing content about the virus, use only trusted sources, such as Gov.uk
or WHO and remember that your friends might be worried too.
LET’S LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER!
And keep washing those hands