Keep a Maximum of Doors Shut

Koni Gebistorf, Executive Editor /
Kids: Mina (2)
Keep a Maximum of Doors Shut

How has the experience of working from home with kids during the coronavirus crisis been (so far)? Let’s say: It kind of works as long as I keep a maximum of doors shut between my desk and wherever Mina, my two-year-old, happens to be.

Tips for managing family and remote work: Every morning, discuss with your partner who’s responsible for looking after the kid(s), and when. Make a schedule and stick to it.

The change that helped the most: Getting the headset from the office. It’s oh so silent suddenly.

Favorite book to read with as a family: Some Wimmelbuch [picture books with detailed illustrations teeming with life]. With all the deserted streets outside, wherever you look, here at least we can see how life used to be.

One abstract that has helped you get through this challenge: Tony Hsieh’s article on his “yesterbox” technique. With no clear separation between work and private life, I find it tremendously helpful to know in the morning how much email there is to deal with.

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If your inbox has you bogged down, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh recommends “Yesterbox.”

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