Make WFH a little less WTF

Unless you happen to be Jared Leto, you’re well aware of the current situation. We won’t go into the grisly details (there’s enough of that online), but we think that given the way things are going, it’s safe to say you’re working from home. 

Just like us. 

Us Natives are nothing if not adaptable. Years of experience in higher education marketing has left us malleable and resilient. So if you’re finding it hard to get used to the ‘new normal’, check out some of our top tips:

After the headspace comes the workplace. It goes without saying that where you work is key, you’re probably not going to be able to concentrate if you sit in bed all day, as tempting as that may be. So get creative with your home office space.

Check out some of our WFH spaces for some design inspiration:

So you’ve got the workspace sorted,  you’re in a productive mindset, now what? For most of us work is a social thing, as much as it is a necessity. We're no different at Natives, so self-isolation is challenging. Good job we have some friends at home to keep us going:

But not everyone is lucky enough to have a four-legged line manager. So how do we deal with familiar pressures of the job, without the familiar faces that keep us grounded? Simple, stay connected. 

It’s so important to keep in contact, now more than ever. Not just for productivity, but for our mental health. Talk to your colleagues, not just about work or the news but about light-hearted stuff, not just through instant messaging but face-to-face (via video chat of course). Put together playlists for each other, recommend films, books and TV shows and check in on people who may be living alone. 

There’s a chance we’re in this for the long haul. But focusing on the community in your workplace is going to make things 100x easier for you and your co-workers. 

Stay safe, stay calm and stay productive. 


Article by

George Metcalf

George Metcalf