Ways to Protect Yourself in a Coworking Space
COVID-19 has changed the way we live. Most professionals are now starting to work from home while others choose to rent a coworking space.
Working in a flexible office has a lot of advantages like working according to your own pace while having the benefits that a traditional office has. But despite these perks, one should still be wary especially these days where our health should be our utmost priority.
Be Selective When Choosing a Co-working Space
Aside from the cost and proximity to your home, also consider the arrangements of workstations and desks when choosing a co-working space. Are there private or enclosed offices available? If everyone is crowded together in a common room, that’s a red flag.
Follow Basic Workplace Safety Procedures
Since we are in the middle of a pandemic, workplace safety standards should be observed. The following protocols are as follows:
- Always wash your hands for at least 20 seconds at a time.
- Always try and maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and your coworkers.
- Wear a mask when in common areas and when near other workers.
- Sanitize all share workspaces and objects before and after use; alcohol-based disinfectant wipes.
- Stay at home if you feel sick.
Work from Home At Least Twice a Week
There is a lot of perks you can get in working from a co-working space such as fewer distractions and more productivity. However, we all know that staying at home is still the safest place for preventing the spread of COVID-19. If possible, try to work from home at least twice a week, when coworking offices are at their busiest.
Established Clear Boundaries
Working in a flexible office will give you the opportunity to meet different kinds of people but as much as you do not like it, some of them may not be as careful as you. Do not be afraid to set clear boundaries when necessary. Let people know they are making you uncomfortable. After all, you are there for work.
Be Alert and Protect Your Personal Things
It is best you take your laptop home with you. Always have systems in place to back up the data in case your computer is stolen. Also, avoid misplacing your things as there are some people who will still take advantage of you even in a professional setting.
Practicing this will help you work peacefully and productively in a co-working space.
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