The shift to working remote can be a big one and today's post covers three focus areas to keep an eye on if you are moving from an in-person workplace to one that is remote. Consider these items:
1. Find a dedicated place to work: Having a comfortable, and efficient work place is critical for remote work. What is the dedicated space you have? Consider lighting, layout, comfort. What needs adjustment?
2. Set up a routine that works for you, and those around you. Focus, structure and routines are just as important in the remote workplace. Consider what is going to be the best routine for you in tems of start and stop times, breaks etc. Be firm with your time and boundaries as you are working!
3. Make a concerted effort to build relationships - Relationships are critical to success in the remote workplace. Schedule focused time on socializing and building relationships with your colleagues. Whether it's going into the office a couple of days a month, or dedicated virtual social time, take time to foster the relationships with your colleagues. Streaming technologies make it much easier to have a lunch time or coffee get together, like you might in the workplace.
What is going to help you be most productive and efficient when working remote?
With best wishes,
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