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What’s it like to start a new job when working remotely?

Meeting your new team and being shown round the office is one of the biggest parts of starting a new job. But how does it feel when everyone is working from home?

Halfway through my video call with Nicole Rouwenhorst for this article, something embarrassing happens.

“Um, I’m afraid that’s the doorbell,” I say apologetically. “Can you stay on the video call for two minutes? Someone has arrived to collect my daughter’s scooter.”

Nicole laughs, because it’s exactly the point she was trying to make before we were so rudely interrupted.

The 23-year-old joined a marketing firm in Manchester called Social just as lockdown started. She had to get to know her 40 new colleagues purely online.

She had anxiety about building personal relationships this way. But it’s actually been fine, she says, precisely because of little incidents like my scooter visit.

“In some ways video calls are even better

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Is working from home not working so well? Use these designer hacks to carve out a happy office nook

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Yes, it's possible to create a happy work space at home. (Photo: Getty Images)
Yes, it’s possible to create a happy work space at home. (Photo: Getty Images)

With all of us conducting business from our counters and sofas these days, having a dedicated home office is on everyone’s wish list. Case in point: Havenly, an online interior design service, says that requests for home offices skyrocketed from 6 percent in 2019 to 26 percent today. And since February requests have gone up 160 percent.

“It all jumped the week of March 16, when the world went indoors,” says Lee Mayer, CEO of Havenly. “Even when we can go back, more people will work from home than ever before. So having a space you can be productive in will continue

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  • Getting New Business Ideas: Considering
    strengths and weaknesses, getting and assessing ideas, and next
    steps.
  • Devising Business Plan Strategies:
    Success and failure, existing strategies and future SWOTs, strategic
    combinations and statements, and next steps.
  • Developing a Strategic Business Plan: Key
    steps, hindsight plus cause & effect, SWOTs and planning
    worksheet.
  • How to Write a Business Plan: Importance
    of strategy, preparatory work, planning to plan, outline of a
    business plan, and tips when writing.
  • Insights into a Business Plan:
    Scope of survey, overview of findings, lessons learnt, and detailed
    results and conclusions.
  • Preparing Financial Projections:
    Financial modeling with a computer, how models work, planning
    to plan, and tips & traps.
  • Making Cashflow Forecasts: Importance
    of cash, cash flow vs. profit, calculating cash flows, planning
    and the pitfalls, and improving cash
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