Some Top 5 Tips
To help remote working employees. What you need to know
- Self motivate. Working from home can be a big transition. You might feel any combination of lonely, isolated, stressed, frustrated, anxious, unmotivated,
- Take scheduled breaks. Try setting an alarm to get up and stretch every hour
- Protect your time. Set “in office” hours and communicate these with co-workers and family.
- Protect your workspace. Talk to family members or house-mates about the hours you are working from and the house rules during those hours.
- Pay attention to ergonomics. Sit on a comfortable chair with back support or pillow. Use a hands-free headset or earphones for long phone calls.
- Know your company remote work policies. View our Free – Checklist & Policy
- Managers, tell your team how & when they can reach you.
- Make sure to clarify expectations for your team.
- Resolve issues quickly with a phone call. Promptly return emails, calls, and voice mails. Create a video-call studio & a system for sharing documents.
- Stay aligned with company culture & values
- Make time every day to text with co-workers, check in personally, share stories, ask how people are doing.
- Dress and groom professionally.
- Use video-calls, even if it’s uncomfortable for you at first
- Ask for feedback on your remote working situation
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- Companies also need to assess the risk that an employee might suffer an accident, illness or assault while they’re working alone.
- Remote workers’ managers should make regular enquiries to make sure the employee is following safe practices and not experiencing aches or symptoms of stress.