In 2020, many companies have had to rethink their strategies for employees, especially when it comes to work-from-home productivity and efficiencies. Living at The Corvalla makes the commute to your home office both easy and enjoyable, where you have luxury and convenience at your fingertips.
An added bonus? Frisco was named America’s Best City to be Stuck at Home by LawnStarter, which cited the city’s high rankings for quality of life and financial security. SmartAsset also named Frisco the Most Recession-Resistant City in 2020. This ranking is based on low unemployment rates, housing costs as a percentage of income, change in the median home values during the recession of 2007-2010, and the percentage of the population that relies on social assistance.
Even in these unique times due to Covid-19, Frisco continues to be a great place to live and work. Plus, your new home at The Corvalla provides numerous advantages for work-from-home life. Just employ a few simple strategies to make the most out of working and schooling from home.
Working from Home Benefits
Dependable Technology and Privacy
After sipping coffee on your private terrace, you can head to your personal study for a quiet place to work. Reliable Wi-Fi is vital as you telecommute for video conferencing, sharing presentations, and continued collaboration from home.
Many families are also choosing virtual schooling options, so the demand on technology at home is greater. Designated office and school spaces in your condo can provide consistency, while separate areas for “work” and “play” make for good physical and mental health boundaries. Your study, the kitchen island, the dining room table, or a desk in the spacious bedrooms can provide the perfect spots for productivity for every family member.
Convenience and Consistency
Though you’ll save time on your morning commute, experts say it’s important to set regular office hours. Setting a time and place to work not only helps your mindset, but these boundaries also protect family and leisure time. It’s easy to let work crowd your evening activities, but for your mental health and relational health, disconnection from the office is vital.
“Getting ready” for the day is also encouraged. Whether you’re on video or not, productivity is often impacted by physically preparing for work.
“Don’t underestimate the power of putting on clothes suitable for public viewing. It makes you feel human [and] confident and helps draw the line between being at work and being at home,” said Heather Yurovsky, career coach at The Muse. You may not need to dress up as much as you did for the office, but these morning routines provide a sense of normalcy in these unprecedented times.
The convenience of working from home doesn’t have to negatively impact your productivity. It may be wise to set timers, snooze social media and news notifications, and stick to an end time for the workday.
These five tips at The Next Right Thing from decision-making guru Emily P. Freeman are helpful:
G – Get clear on the task.
R – Ready your workspace.
A – Apply a time limit.
C – Carry only one task.
E – End that session well.
Balance and Breaks
A typical day at the office includes breaks, as should your work-from-home life. Whether you take a walk around the grounds or a quick swim in the pool during your lunch break, The Corvalla provides many spaces for you to clear your head and move your body. For a change of scenery, move into the clubhouse and use the business center printer and scanner while working by the fireplace. Make sure you include social time – whether it’s a safely distanced conversation with a neighbor or a phone call with a friend. Order in lunch – and try not to eat at your desk, as tempting as that is.
The Corvalla provides many on-site perks – from outdoor amenities and spacious suites to a concierge and on-site dry cleaning – that contribute to a positive work/life balance.
As we’re all navigating new normal, adaptability is key. While working remotely is not a new concept, it is novel to many employees as employers have had to shift during this pandemic. Brick-and-mortar companies are rethinking how they do business and may offer more virtual work options as life returns to pre-coronavirus norms.
There’s no better time to live and work in Frisco, Texas, even if it looks different in 2020 than it ever has before. And your home at The Corvalla means you have the best of both worlds: comfortable luxury living and the convenience of working from home.
For more at-home work and school tips, visit The Muse and HealthyChildren.org.