Tips to help staff work from home effectively

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Tips to help staff work from home effectively

There may come a time when asking staff to work from home is the safest course of action. Staying productive and connected while working from home can be a challenge for some.

Here are some tips to make sure you remain productive and maintain a sense of connectedness while working from home.

  • Keep the same routine and hours you would if you were at the office;
  • Set up your office and remember your ergonomics;
  • Maintain your regular work routine;
  • Get up at the same time;
  • Dress for work as you would normally – it helps make things feel ‘normal’;
  • Minimise your disruptions the best you can. If possible, choose a separate room as your dedicated workspace.
  • Log in and be ready to start work at your usual times;
  • Go through your work priorities & check your calendar at the start of the day;
  • Work with your manager to develop a work plan to help you stay focused;
  • Attend all team and work meetings virtually;
  • Stay in touch with your team and work Colleagues;
  • Establish a morning and/or afternoon group meeting to help stay focused and connected;
  • If you are going to be temporarily unavailable during work hours, let your manager know;
  • Take part in any virtual social activities that might be scheduled;
  • Stay connected. Let your colleagues know how you are going.

 

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