According to a recent research survey conducted by Consumer Insight Africa in Kenya, 80% of staff working from home are unproductive. I would imagine if we conducted a similar research, the finding would not much differs for Ugandans. Could the challenge be adaptability?
The lockdown and curfew days here in Uganda are nearing the end but more anxiety is building up. We are not certain of what may come forth but what is most important is to remain healthy and safe as emphasized by the president. Besides the uncertainty, we have to find ways to remain productive regardless of the current challenges with unknown timelines when the lockdown will come to an end.
Many of us are feeling anxious because of the current global crisis. It is indeed challenging when there is work for one to do. Your clients count and depend on you for solutions. But just know that it is normal if you don’t feel productive today. The reality is that we are all facing uncertainty.
However, it is important to recognize that we can’t pause everything. We can’t hold our hands and wait for things to normalize. We are human beings and we can find ways and solutions to boost our personal productivity, our employees and our clients’ experience through coming up with new innovations and new strategies.
We are all facing the challenges and adding value in these times can go a long way towards making a difference to yourself, team or clients. Today, make deliberate efforts to learn something new, offer something positive to the world and plan a head of the crisis.
Take advantage of this period to focus on what adds value;
research on new ways to challenge yourself given that now you have more time than before.
Self-regulate time on consuming excessive news from TVs, social media and other destructions.
Be cognizant that while as we are all overwhelmed by the current challenges caused by this crisis with increased anxiety, there are ways to maintain our focus and productivity.