Tips on remote working

If you are working from home, Microsoft has brought out a helpful Remote Working checklist which can be accessed at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/03/Remote-Work-Preparednesss-List_infographic_V3b.pdf

For maximum productivity, you will need a comfortable, ergonomic workstation, a quiet place to concentrate and a strong, stable internet connection. Try to plan your day and set realistic goals. Checklist apps, such as Manifest.ly or Trello, can help with this. If you are sitting at a desk all day, remember to take regular breaks and breathe/stretch every now and then.

Collaborative spaces and webinar/videoconferencing software, such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Slack, WebEx and GoTo, can make connecting with colleagues and sharing documents, easier.

If you struggle with staying on task while working from home, then you may need to use a time management app. For example, some productivity apps will track the amount of time you spend on each task and even minimise distractions. Examples of these types of apps include Harvest, RescueTime and Toggl.

Using a time tracker app will help you see your productivity levels each day and week. This will not only provide you with insight as to when you are most productive during the day, but it will also show you how much time you spend on each task.

Adelyn Zhou has also tabled some tips on how to work efficiently from home in her article on //medium.com/@adelynzhou/as-a-remote-work-manager-heres-how-my-team-works-efficiently-from-home-4bd212475d4">https://medium.com/@adelynzhou/as-a-remote-work-manager-heres-how-my-team-works-efficiently-from-home-4bd212475d4

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