Shelter in Place: Working in a Time of Isolation
"In this time of social distancing without a clear timeframe, I’m feeling the need to share some of the things I’ve learned over 17 years of working from a home office. It’s clear that the novel coronavirus will disrupt our previous ways of doing business, but it’s possible some parts of that may be good, eventually. For people who are able to return to near former levels of productivity while COVID-19 runs its course, you may be able to contribute to economic stability, and save yourself much of the roughly 6 weeks every year that the average North American spends commuting to work. That’d be a serious bump in productive hours available with major reductions in transportation costs and green house gas emissions."
Borys goes on to share eight strategies for city planners to consider that have helped her home office productivity and made it viable long term.