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Quickstart guide to remote work


So you have to work from home?

Remote work had become commonplace even before COVID-19 coronavirus turned everyone’s lives upside down. Now that there are pressures from the 2020 global pandemic, companies have no choice but to consider remote work arrangements. Due to the sudden urgency, companies have to solve urgent security, data, and collaboration issues on short notice, leaving them vulnerable to security risks and unnecessary inefficiencies in their workflows.

There are lots of tools to help you and your team to work productively and collaborate easily. In fact, there are a lot of apps that will help you to communicate and keep your productivity up that can be downloaded right on your phone. You can have Zoom meetings on the go, communicate instantly using Slack, and take care of urgent data entry tasks if needed even when you’re not sitting at your desk.

You must begin by creating a workspace in your house that is suitable for use as a home office. Ideally, you will work in a room alone behind a closed door with no distractions to tempt you away. Invest in a proper desk and ergonomic work chair the right furniture to make it comfortable. Keep your desk clean and tidy and be sure you have a background that is suitable for video calls.

Keep yourself to a schedule to maximize efficiency. Schedule your day around your most productive time, especially when it comes to the most challenging tasks on your to-do list.

On the other hand, put your phone in another room for all meals and family time. If you don’t separate work and home time, you never really disconnect. There is something about being home all day that makes this especially true.

If you follow these simple tips, you and your colleagues will have a seamless transition to remote work life. The most important thing to remember is to make sure to complete your workload and practice self-care for sustainability.

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Tanida Mullen

Tanida Mullen is the visionary of the Savvy Young Professional, a live event and digital learning platform built for young professionals around the world.

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