Many organizations have asked employees to work remotely during the coronavirus outbreak. If you’ve never worked from home, this can be a challenge. As someone who has been doing it for 3 years I thought of offering some advice. It’s important that you set some rules but most importantly, it requires discipline.
1 – Stick To Your Work Schedule
(9-5 or whatever works for you)
2 – Schedule Your Work
(the day before is usually fine but I recommend planning the following week on a Friday afternoon. don’t forget to add some time for lunch! also, tips on time management here)
3 – Dress As If You Were Going To The Office
4 – Have A Dedicated Work Space At Home
5 – Ensure You Have Good Connectivity
(I recommend fibre with at least 50Mb connection)
6 – Pay Attention To Ergonomics
(ie laptop riser; external monitor; keyboard + mouse; comfortable chair; hands-free headset)
7 – Take Mid-Morning And Mid-Afternoon Breaks
(stretch your legs; get some water; give someone a call)
8 – Schedule Daily Check-Ins With Either Your Manager Or Work Colleague
Lastly, I leave you with a great read on remote working.