If you had predicted that 3 months into the new decade we would be experiencing a mandatory lockdown and working from home, then kudos. Not sure what kind of prize is befitting this level of foresight, but congrats. Your grooming routine may have suffered because of this, and in just a moment, I'll get into why this is not such a good thing.
I have been accused in the past of being both backhanded and underhanded, however I am completely capable of making a judgment without resorting to irony or cheap word tricks, so let me say this without a shred of satire: things got weird real fast.
If you had been working in any kind of corporate environment, chances are your work has migrated from the boardroom to the living room and you’ve traded in a suit for sweats. Power on brother.
If you’re anything like me, then this level of freedom is sending shockwaves of unyielding pleasure all the way up to the medulla oblongata. Your comfort levels have peaked at heights unfathomable just one month prior and for all intents and purposes, you could sink into that now considerable you-sized dent that’s been steadily deepening and call it a day.
However, thanks to the gods of modern ingenuity, we are more connected than ever. Skype, Slack, Zoom, Monday, Asana, Whatsapp…
In the time of social distancing, this means that you can still confer with your distant colleagues whenever a pressing(?) issue rears its head. This also means that you’re going to be seen by your colleagues. Unless you’re chill with them catching a glimpse of that 2-day old pizza stain on your shirt and a face so grimy Smeagol would shudder, then we suggest not letting your comfort win in favour of the regard of your teammates…at least from the waist up. Whatever goes on south of the boarder is your business.
Here are our grooming musts for staying on top of your game while working from home.