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Tips to stay productive at home from Alamy employees

As COVID-19 becomes a global pandemic, we’ve shut our offices around the world and colleagues started working remotely. This isn’t a concept that’s new to us. We’ve been ahead of the curve for some time now with many of us working from home often. However, this is the first time we’ve had our entire global team all working remotely at the same time, and despite pulling off a very successful practise run in preparation, it’s still a circumstance that we’re trying to adapt to.

As a digital-first business, we use MS Teams to communicate with each other daily so virtual conversations are part of our norm. We often have meetings via video call or chats that are made up mostly of GIFs, but we also value human contact, like most do, and this readjustment to life with little contact in person is unprecedented.

So, we sat down with our colleagues (virtually of course) to discuss what was helping us all stay focused, in the flow and unwind at the end of the day while trying to adapt to the new norm of working from home.

These illustrations were made by Ohla Khorimarko and Alina Kvaratskhelia. 

Ohla captures world issues in her beautiful imagery and highlights the importance of love and friendship. View Olha’s collection here.

With a feminist forward approach and lifestyle illustrations to suit all seasons, Alina’s collection of art leaves us wanting more. View Alina’s collection here.