With all the changes happening due to the coronavirus many companies are switching to remote work. Many businesses want their employees to start working from home. While there are many benefits to working remotely it can be very scary for those who have never done it. You may feel unprepared for the transition. Here are some tips on how to prepare you and your team for remote work.
Keep a schedule
Your first instinct when you start working from home is you can work whenever and however you want. While flexibility is a major perk of working from home, it is very important to have a strict schedule. Having habits and structure is a great way to keep yourself focused and motivated. Simple things like waking up at the same time, creating to-do lists, and managing your work the same way is great for making the transitions as smooth as possible. Obviously, your routine will change but it’s all about finding that perfect balance.
Create a dedicated workspace
It’s important to distinguish work from home. It may be easy to wake up grab your computer and start your day from your comfy bed, but that can lead to disaster. If you start work from places in your home that you correlate with relaxation, you will start having difficulty separating work from home. Try working from a dedicated office or workplace. Find a place with little distractions and enough space to actually do work. Make sure everyone in your house understands that your new dedicated workplace is for work. To be the most successful remote worker you need to learn to separate work from home.
Manage your time
When you start working from home you won’t have a supervisor constantly watching over you. You are now responsible for your own time management. Strong communication between you and your team will make this easier. Checking in occasionally with your supervisor is a great way to keep you on track, and them up to date on what you are working on. You need to be able to manage your time effectively and stay focused. Some tips to help you effectively manage your time are making a checklist, schedule breaks, daily check-ins, and have an organized workflow.
Be properly equipped
When you start working from home it is important you have all the proper equipment. Make sure you have a clean workplace in your home. Your home office is now your new office so be sure to grab the essentials. It can be tricky trying to find exactly what you need to start working from home. That is why we created these three remote work kits just for you.
- Remote Worker Kit 1: This is our basic level kit that includes a custom 4-in-1 Rectangle Microfiber Mousepad Cleaning Cloth, Webcam Cover, and Phone Stand.
- Remote Worker Kit 2: This is our middle tier remote work kit and it includes everything from kit one and adds a custom Short Sleeve Polo.
- Remote Worker Kit 3: This is the ultimate remote worker that includes everything from the top two kits, but also includes a custom Bella+Canvas Unisex Sponge Fleece Full-Zip Hoodie, and a 15 oz Ceramic Mug.
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We hope this helpful guide helps you be more prepared for remote work. We wish you the best of luck on your journey of working from home and hope you enjoy it!
What are you tips and tricks for working from home? Let us know in the comments!