Doing Our Part
Posted 2020-03-27 by Erika Kucowski in Articles

In doing our part to flatten the curve, Precis has taken our operations remote. Across three offices and 100 employees, we are connected and dedicated to maintaining maximum productivity, accessibility, and support for our clients and partners.

As we, among many, adjust to life working from home, we learn that no matter how well-equipped you are for the transition (shoutout to our awesome IT Manager, Alex!), we inevitably run into challenges. Here are some tips from our staff on their WFH experience and how they’ve settled into a new normal, from maximizing productivity and maintaining a routine to working from home with kids and pets, and just plain staying sane! We’re all in this together.

  • Keep a routine, such as getting up at the same time each day, and stick to a schedule. – Vince, Principal
     
  • You need a good playlist; most of the time that would usually include the soothing tones of Kenny G, maybe some Coltrane, perhaps Bach or Beethoven...but sometimes after a long day of meetings and emails and kids, it's perfectly OK if you just need to crank it up and break stuff. – Josh, Principal
     
  • Effective communication among team members is key to maximizing productivity. – Bill, Senior Electrical Engineer
     
  • Mute your mic when you’re not talking during phone or video conference meetings. Our little co-workers don’t always adhere to web meeting ground rules. – Kristina, Director of Process Engineering
     
  • Remember to take mental breaks throughout the day or get out for a nice walk if you can (keeping a safe distance from others, of course). – Erika, Marketing Manager
     
  • Having good lighting, fast internet, a comfy chair, and noise cancelling headphones makes a big difference. – Raquel, Project Coordinator
     
  • Don't sit too close to the liquor cabinet. – Stephen, Project Manager
     
  • Don’t let your kids know they can plug-in and use your over-sized monitor for their schoolwork. It hampers productivity. - John, Sr. Mechanical Engineer
     
  • If you have a cat, make sure it has a comfy spot to sit other than your keyboard. – Mark, Electrical Engineer