More and more companies are implementing work-from-home policies due to South Africa’s lockdown to limit the spread of the COVID-19. If you’re a newbie to working remotely these tips will help you:
1. Set Yourself Up
Before divorcing completely from the office, check to see if you are equipped with the programs and applications necessary to work remotely.
If you connect to your company’s internal systems or email through a Virtual Private Network or other systems. Chat to us today and lets discuss your need and any issues you have.
Comunicating with your coworkers throughout the day through Zoom , Slack and/or Skype ,or which ever tool your company uses to communicate. Contact us to assist you in creating your own in-house system.
2. Take a shower and get dressed
This might seem like a simple tip, but it’s crucial to do your morning routine as you would usually do if you were going to the office.You don’t need to dress formally, but the simple act of changing clothes signals your brain that it’s time to work and being overly comfortable will tempt you back into bed or to your couch.
3. Create a Dedicated work space
It’s imperative that you create a dedicated work space that is free from distractions so you can stay in work mode even when you’re at home — and try not to leave your dedicated work space outside working hours or vice versa to keep that separation.
4. Create a routine
Make sure you take breaks at the right time to create space for lunch & breakfast. When working from home it’s easier to carry on working longer than you normally would, so make sure you have a knock-off time and stick to it.
5. To-do List
Set goals. Make a list of things which includes tasks that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound. Having a consistent schedule and being strict about it is really useful for keeping things balanced for both work and play.
Elula Online Team