Newsletter July 2020, Issue 2 - Page 4

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FEAS Webinar series amid global pandemic

Over the past few years, we

have made a substantial difference at the company and we continue to pioneer this journey of growth and raise the profile of the stock market regionally and internationally.

At Boursa Kuwait, we strive to contribute to the development of Kuwait's economy and

participate in the achievement of the country's development goals.

On April 10, 2020, continuing #StayHome #WithFEAS initiative, FEAS organized a special webinar for FEAS members and their staff, held by FEAS Deputy Secretary General Armenuhi Hovakimyan.

A global pandemic, how should your organization react to this? Are your project managers ready for managing crisis situations? Project Management Before and During Crisis from A to Z.

With COVID-19 sending everyone inside, most of us are wondering what to do with our free time at home. Instead of getting lost in the sea of scary news and predictions, turn your attention back to work. With many events going digital globally, and so many more resources already available online, now is the time to get ahead and bolster your skills. FEAS organized FEAS Webinars series to help you boost your skills or learn new ones.

We are all in this together, so let's make the most out of this quarantine period.

Project Management Before and During Crisis

Monitoring of stock exchange data and information on Bloomberg terminal

This time FEAS Deputy Secretary General Armenuhy Hovakimyan was speaking about the report on “FEAS Member Exchanges Data on Bloomberg”.

This project would have been impossible to accomplish without the help and support of Ms. Sallianne Taylor , Global Manager at Bloomberg LP .

Thanks for your help, looking forward to our further cooperation!

FEAS Secretariat work from home dynamics

2020 is all about new challenges and difficulties, and how you will overcome these challenges will define how ready you are for rapid changes. Of course changes are hard, and it becomes harder to adapt to those changes when it’s not only about you, but it is literally about everyone you interact with. Looking back at how we started the year, we definitely haven’t even imagined what we should be doing today. When you are working in busy offices, in an active community with daily meetings, calls and never-ending discussions, changing from

this routine to Work From Home routine can cause several moral issues, and not only. I bet at least once during your career you told yourself how you feel jealous about the people working from home. A wise man once said, that you should be careful with your dreams, they have the ability to come true. And boom...now, whether you want it or not, you are home, and you are your own “office manager”, “office cleaning person”, “the person who you admire at the office”, “the person who is late from the work”, etc., etc. And how you will manage all these “people” inside you to work together, depends on what kind of worker you are while at the office. And maybe only now you will realize the hard work done by your office manager, it's hard managing so many different personalities right?

It's been already four weeks that FEAS Secretariat is working from home. Here are some tips that we find helpful to concentrate on work

- Make your bed right after you wake up. Some of you might not find this relevant, but for people whose working desk is nearly 5 meters away from the bed, this should be the very first rule to follow. Otherwise, you know, especially during the hot summer months, the bed seems the most comfortable place during the daytime.

- Get up, dress up!

Pijamas are not a good choice for office outfit. The fight is real to find motivation to work, when you are sitting literally 5 meters away from your comfortable bed, but, we have what we have. Not suggesting you wear high heels,or classy suits, but at least changing your pajamas with some causey outfit.

- Even if you are working from home, put a specific lunch time for you. Eating at different hours each day, may cause lack of concentration on your work. Knowing your specific lunch times for each day can help organize your work properly.

- Coffee breaks.

More coffee. And one more, please. As I mentioned for the lunch times, the same tactic (let’s give it some serious word) should be applied for coffee breaks, otherwise, again, you lose your concentration.

- Clean your view.

Try to find a place at home with a clear and simple view. Sitting in an empty room may cause some lack of motivation, but, the opposite can be harmful too. Too much decorations can take your mind far away from what you have to do. Find the balance in every aspect of your life! Wow, love the previous sentence.

- Control your time spent on Social Media.

social media hours.

It's been already four weeks that FEAS Secretariat is working from home. During this time,, working from home for already four months, here are some tips that I am following and that helps me a lot to concentrate on my work:

- Make your bed right after you wake up. Some of you might not find this relevant, but for people whose working desk is nearly 5 meters away from the bed, this should be the very first rule to follow. Otherwise, you know, especially during the hot summer months, the bed seems the most comfortable place during the daytime.

These are five easy-to-follow rules that I hope will somehow ease your struggle with WFH. Remember, that not going to the office is not an excuse for not doing your homework. You are your manager at home, try to manage your time wisely, otherwise you are losing the big slice of your career cake.