The sun isn’t up yet, but you are. You’ve learned that early morning is your best chance for personal time—before the calls start coming in, before your mind gets stretched in multiple directions, before the demands for your attention intensify. Once in the office, your day will most likely begin with a series of meetings with little or no time in between to prepare or even think about the next one. You grab lunch on the go and try to switch gears as you hurry to your next destination. Often, it feels like your brain can’t keep up with your body as you move between tasks and locations throughout the day. Your desk, if you have one, has become a mere landing spot where you try to focus on something or just catch your breath for what’s next. Staying on top of a swirl of priorities everyday is crucial for getting results in your job. And it’s definitely become a lot harder.
People from China, Germany and the U.S. share their experiences and what they’re learning about working from home.