Working from home makes sense under all sorts of circumstances and not just COVID-19 lockdown. The world is going remote as travel times to work grow with population growth, and work teams are increasingly sourced from all over the world.
In this quick checklist, we cover the key elements you need to think about when starting to work from home.
Whether you're managing a team, or part of a team, this checklist is for you. If you are part of a team, share it with your manager.
The first step is to move communications and shared files storage into the cloud. The best tools for this are:
Next, you need to stay in touch with each other, but you also need to set rules and boundaries for communications. Being available 24/7, or even all day on chat is not good for productivity (or your sanity!).
Then focus on your home workspace. The idea around remote working is to increase productivity, so make sure your home workspace is better than your workspace at the office.
A morning routine will kick your headspace into a work-zone. You no longer have that morning commute and the need to get dressed up for the office, so add a routine that mentally does the same thing.
Get these processes down and you will start to become more effective when working from home, and your company/team will start hitting all this targets in a much less stressful and manageable way.
You might also be interested in: Guide to Successful Remote Working for your Business in South Africa
Thanks to Clodagh at the Growit Group who seeded this list.
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