“Working Remotely” (WFH)
With the remarkable increase of people who are working remotely for now, we are curating articles and resources on this topic. For those who find that remote working “works” for them, long-term working-from-home may become an appealing option:
- Building a stronger foundation for remote workers (courtesy of Century Link)
- 9 tips to be productive when working at home during COVID-19 (Forbes)
- Working from home: must-have home office devices (PC Magazine)
- Coronavirus: How to work from home, the right way (BBC)
- Coronavirus could force teams to work remotely (with communication tips) (Harvard Business Review)
- Our favorite remote workspaces and why they are effective (Hubspot)
- Working from home productivity tips (Inc.)
- Remote working articles (LinkedIn)
- Making the leap from 9-to-5 to self-employed (Simply Business)
- Tips on staying sane and healthy while working from home (KIRO, Seattle)
- Eight security tips for working remotely (CI Security)
- How to look professional on camera when working from home (Depict data studio)
- Keeping a team motivated remotely (HBR)
- Parenting and working from home during coronavirus (Kiro, Seattle)
- Working from home: how to take better breaks to boost productivity (PC Magazine)
- How to host a cocktail party on Zoom (Medium.com)
- Majority of remote workers are more productive and communicative (ZDNet)
- Twitter says staff can continue to work from home permanently (TechCrunch)
If you need support in the transition to working from home, contact us.
BENEFITS OF “WORK REMOTELY”
- No commuting
- Manage your own work environment
- Enjoy your own company!
OVERCOMING CHALLENGES OF WORKING REMOTELY
- Be clear about employer expectations for work goals. See Harvard Business Review’s relevant article.
- Communicate, communicate, communicate. Communicate with your employer and/or clients regularly. This keeps you – and them – “in the loop” on everything from the status of projects to networking and industry news.
- Create a routine. Have a set work area at home and have a schedule.
- “But I’m an extrovert.” See plans to overcome social isolation, below.
- Don’t experience social isolation:
- Work occasionally at coffee shops (when feasible). In some communities, there are coffee shops where “working remotely” individuals congregate – networking and socializing opportunities! Remote workers go to coffee shops with varying degrees of frequency – from daily to once-in-awhile.
- Engage in your employer’s virtual meetings
- Participate in online meetings offered in your network (Zoom, etc.)
- Attend professional networking events (industry associations, etc.)
- Connect more actively with social networking platforms
- Use your telephone. Engage with personal social occasions to keep in touch with family and friends
- Get out to local parks and libraries (“my lunch hour”)