Tips To Successfully Work From Home
Due to the current global crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus, and in line with the UK government’s recommendations, many people are working remotely for the foreseeable future.
At 2M we too will be working from home until it is deemed safe to return to the office so we’d like to share a few tips that we feel could help you make the best of this situation.
Plan Regular Communication: We encourage teams to come together via Zoom/Skype/BlueJeans/Google HangOut/Discord each morning, support each other with regular WhatsApp and Phone communication. Ensure that you have a clear, shared plan and definition of what your personal and team goals look like, so you can all gain from this experience.
Craft a strong day plan and routine: Simply, do what you do in the office. Follow your schedule, structure your day and don’t lose sight of your goals. Staying focused will keep your energy and your output high.
Dedicate a workspace: AKA, don’t work from your bed or sofa. This is bad for your posture and terrible for your energy and output. Set yourself up at a table, raise your laptop with a raiser and keep all essentials within easy reach.
Stick to your working hours: It can be really easy to work non-stop whilst working from home, as we lack the schedule of arriving and leaving work. Stick to your hours, don’t go beyond them unless you absolutely must.
Take breaks. Make sure you move from your desk regularly and take regular breaks to keep you fresh and focussed.
Stay Online: Always. Be. Connected. Check your email, WhatsApp regularly and make sure your internet connection is fast enough to keep things going at all times.
If you live with others: Work together and be transparent about your expectations during working hours.
If you have any issues with equipment (i.e. Laptop, Phone, WiFi), let your company/Supervisor/Manager know immediately so a quick solution can be found. Making sure that you have everything you need to reach your goals, contribute to our mission as a company and make the best out of this situation.
Get some fresh air. In the current crisis it is advised to avoid contact with others, but do get out and about when you can, even if it’s just in your garden or on your balcony.
Above all, do all you can to keep yourself and those close to you safe at all times.
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