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Tips To Work Remotely From Home

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Working remotely from home is tough, and it’s important you set yourself up in the right way to get the most from work. If you’re new to working remotely or struggling to work remotely at the moment, here are some top tips for working remotely from home.

Set Up A Designated Workspace

When it comes to your workspace at home, you certainly want to set up the right conditions at home. This can be a struggle because not everyone has a spare room and the space that’s needed to work comfortably. However, you definitely want to try as much as you want to get that space set up to the best of your ability. It’s going to help make sure that you’re productive at home, even if it’s not the perfect environment for getting your work. At the very least, you want to be sitting upright and ideally at a table. If you don’t have a spare office space, then it’s worth working from a desk like your dining table for instance. That’s going to at least make sure you’re are looking after your health when working from home. It might be worth asking your workplace to supply a desk and chair if you don’t have any type of workstation furniture.

Have The Right Equipment

Picking the right equipment is important when working remotely because, without it, you might not be able to do what work you need to do, at least to the best of your ability. If you’re working, for a company and don’t have a work laptop or electronic device, one might need to be supplied to you. It’s important you’re happy to access your company’s network files on your personal computer if a laptop can’t be provided for you. If you need other equipment to get your job done, some companies might supply the equipment and courier it to your home.

Reduce Distractions

Distractions are everywhere, and it’s certainly a lot worse when you’re working in your home. You might have a household that’s home during the times you’re working and there’s also a lot of entertainment to be tempted by such as the television and social media. As you’re not in an office environment with other colleagues, it can certainly make for a more distracting environment, so try to reduce what you can. Close yourself off from any distractions where possible.

Get Dressed & Keep To A Routine

When working from home, it’s important to try and keep to some sort of routine. It can help with your mindset and to help work better. Getting dressed is also a good idea in order to switch yourself into work mode. As much as lounging in your pajamas is comfortable, it’s not going to help you to be productive.

Working remotely from home can be hard for those who are not experienced in it, but it’s not impossible. Use these tips to help work remotely at a more efficient rate and to get the most out of your working day.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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