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Life at Lendi: Working from home as an Associate

Anyone who steps out of the elevator and into the Lendi office, can feel hum of energy coming from the Associates’ sales floor. The switch from working in a noisy and vibrant workplace to our lounge rooms and bedrooms has been a major transition for many Associates. Although working from home is an interesting and refreshing experience, it has come with countless challenges.

Most of us have been working from home since mid-March and have settled into our own different rhythms and routines. I sat down to chat with Glenn, who has been here for almost 2 years, and Lauren who joined Lendi at the end of last year, to understand their individual experiences of working from home.

The transition to working from home

Both Glenn and Lauren have found themselves to be more productive working from home. Working from home has allowed them to gain extra hours from not having to commute to the office to focus more on themselves and their hobbies outside of work.

Glenn was able to dedicate more time to his university studies and producing music, whilst Lauren spends the extra hour in the morning to exercise and more evening time for her family. As Glenn said, it rarely happens that you can actually “be your own boss and have the flexibility to create your own schedule!”

Your personal WFH routine

For Glenn, he structures his day the same as when he was physically in the office. We see him at our daily online team kickoffs in the same neat office wear and ready to have a big sales day.

When asked about why he chose to keep a similar routine, Glenn said he doesn’t want to get too comfortable with being at home knowing that we will likely have to return to the office routine at some point.

Lauren takes a slightly different approach. Still keeping her day organised and structured but taking more time in the morning for herself.

The biggest challenges of WFH

If you ask anyone what they love about Lendi, the most common answer we get is “the people”. Glenn and Lauren both remarked that they miss their friends and the team environment the most! Glenn said that on the challenging days (which everyone has), he finds it harder to put things into perspective when you don’t have others around to lift your spirits.

Advice to your former, pre-work from home, self

Glenn was quick to respond and said “take a standing desk!”, whilst Lauren took some time to think about her answer. After a moment to think it through, she left me with a quote that resonated: ‘’Live in the present, thank your past and have eyes for the future”.

With society very slowly easing back to normality, it is important to reflect on what we have learnt in the past few months of being in lockdown. Time was never wasted even though at times it may seem as if we were stuck without any certainty to look forward to. We’ve had time to focus on ourselves, to value what we have and move forward with the confidence that an opportunity is just waiting around the corner.

Glenn and Lauren are just two of many associates who are thriving working from home. Both share similarities of having a structured and organised day and being accountable for their actions - a key ingredient for success in any career. If you are somewhat easily distracted (like me) or are struggling to form a structured routine, I think we could all take a leaf out of their book to improve on our own processes.

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