Working from Home Manifesto

This month is Feel Good February at Cornwall 365, and we are exploring activities and approaches to improve our wellbeing. In this guest blog Jody Woolcock shares Cornwall Museums Partnership’s Working from Home Manifesto and the ways they are staying connected during the pandemic. 

During the last 12 months, we have all experienced a sudden shift in how and where we work. Lockdown has taught us adaptability, but it has also brought with it many challenges.

As part of its commitment to the wellbeing of its workforce, Cornwall Museums Partnership designed a working from home manifesto put in place to help support the team to continue to work remotely. Some of the manifesto was drawn up from the team’s collective contributions after reflecting on the challenges of working from home during lockdown. Other elements were from research conducted by CMP.

Since the working from home manifesto has been released, the team has continued working remotely. CMP strives to make the working day as easy and flexible as possible, taking into account that a typical 9-5 day does not suit everyone’s circumstances.

The working from home manifesto helped maintain a sense of team and has given employees the opportunity to work in a way that best fits with their day to day lives and lockdown challenges. Team members say, it has brought the team closer together, even though they are further apart.

Having these simple yet effective steps in place has helped to ensure that the charity can continue to deliver its public benefit and protect staff wellbeing. It has created a new working environment that suits each member of the team in a more individual and holistic way.

The Manifesto 

 Will you be trying out of these tips? Or perhaps you have your own manifesto? Let us know 

Thanks to Cornwall Museum’s Partnership. 

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