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Working from Home During COVID-19: Corporate and Work Culture in Times of Crisis

Whatever your company’s culture, good or bad, it will be magnified in times of crisis. If a company has an overall healthy culture to begin with, in many ways these challenging times will be easier to manage. If it had a problematic or toxic culture, it will be magnified now and make it harder while employees are working home. In the case of Japan, they … Continue reading Working from Home During COVID-19: Corporate and Work Culture in Times of Crisis
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Working from Home During COVID-19: A Different Type of Culture

JapanCulture•NYC mainly writes about Japanese culture in terms of events, food, drink, literature, music, and dance. In this COVID-19 era, I am working with Susan because we wanted to adapt the site to support and encourage her readers/followers who are working from home as well as struggling businesses as they navigate through this time. Now we want to talk about different types of culture: corporate … Continue reading Working from Home During COVID-19: A Different Type of Culture
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Working from Home During COVID-19: Sharing My Routine

As I mentioned in the introduction to this series of posts, I have been working from home for many years, and I know the value of having and sticking to a routine. Just like our readers, at the beginning I, too, had a hard time, but through trial and error, I figured out what works for me. I struck a great balance between my work … Continue reading Working from Home During COVID-19: Sharing My Routine

Working from Home During COVID-19: Establish a Routine

Benefits of Routine When Working from Home We spoke with a reader about her experiences so far in this forced work-from-home situation we are in. Establishing a routine helps to work through issues that will come up. There tends to be a resistance to being forced to be at home. Working from home is a great perk when it is your choice, but when it’s … Continue reading Working from Home During COVID-19: Establish a Routine
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Working from Home During COVID-19: Maintaining a Healthy Balance

It is not all about meetings. How can you work at optimal levels when working from home? This includes not only work productivity but how to maintain a healthy balance between work time at home and off-time at home. I addressed some things briefly when I responded to a reader in Tokyo, but there is a lot more. It was not easy for me in … Continue reading Working from Home During COVID-19: Maintaining a Healthy Balance