Putting limits around the virtual work world

All meetings have gone virtual. So now we can meet anytime we want. Yay.

But doesn’t that create a problem? If everyone knows that you can meet at any time, then they expect you to meet at any time.

Which means we need to develop a new set of skills: Putting strict limits around the new virtual work world.

I have started instituting some strict rules. There are clear times of the week when I don’t spend any time on line doing work. Those parts of the week are strictly reserved for personal time.

I am also going to encourage the people I work with to do the same. I think it’s the only real way that this brave new world is going to work, without all of us ending up being driven totally crazy.

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