Michelle Fick, Executive Relationship and Project Manager, Chryso
What have you enjoyed the most about working from home?
Travel time is suddenly available for more admin, I have certainly enjoyed more constructive work hours.
How did you build camaraderie and stay connected during lockdown?
Communication is fundamental in building camaraderie so regular catch up video calls with my co-workers using Microsoft Teams, is working well for me.
What do you envision as the new normal for construction professionals?
My company is certainly advanced when it comes to digital transformation and I am certain that other companies will be forced to follow the ‘Digital Transformation’ trend so as to accelerate in order not to be left behind. Online webinars, E-Learning and working remotely will surely be the new normal for construction professionals.
Top 3 tips for staying resilient in the face of current situation.
- Stick to a schedule – stay disciplined
- Have a designated work area, this helps you mentally prepare for work.
- Remember to take breaks to help you recentre.
How I cope?
I am a huge fitness enthusiast and continue to train at least 5 times a week, to help me cope. It’s an absolute treat when my kids train with me.