6 Tips for Remote Work (and Some Bonuses)
A lot of people are working remotely now, and whether you're new to it or you've been doing it for a while and want to uplevel, these tips will help.
Tune in to the video below for 6 Tips for Remote work, and if you want even more ways to crush it while working remotely, scroll down for bonus tips.
Video Recap: Tips for Remote Work
- Start Meetings 10 Minutes Past the Hour
- Don't Let Your Calendar Get Fractured Into Little Bits and Pieces
- Know When You're Most Focused and Creative
- Use Facetime Audio
- Get to the Point
- Be Real
Bonus Tips for Remote Work
Communicate Effectively and Often
Good communication is always essential in the workplace, but especially for remote work.
Be responsive, and before you start something, think it through, and ask good questions.
This will save you tons of time and ensure that everyone is on the same page.
Have a Separate Workspace
If you can, keep your workspace separate from your sleep or living space.
Even if you can't have a separate room for your office, make a designated workspace that you avoid when you're not logged on.
This will do wonders for your work-life balance.
Get the Right Tools
Whether it's the right project management tool, a comfy chair, an ergonomic desk, or noise-canceling headphones, the right tools can transform your productivity.
Create a Morning Routine
There are countless studies and successful people that will tell you a morning routine is a game-changer. Especially if you're not used to remote work.
Your morning routine will give you structure and motivation, and it can be whatever you want it to be.
Whether it's reading for a few minutes while enjoying your morning tea or getting a workout in - figure out what works for you and stick to it.
Have a Backup Plan
There are things we can't always control, like unexpected storms or construction causing power or WiFi outages, but we can be prepared.
Here are some best practices for your backup plan:
- Have a second work location (coffee shop, co-working space, friend or family's home)
- Invest in a hotspot
- Keep your equipment charged
- Know who you need to reach out to if you can't get something done
Know When to Log Off
Whether you run your company or love your job, it can be easy to work long hours, especially when you never "leave the office."
But at some point, you need to log off. When your workday is done, turn your notifications off and step away. Ultimately, this will eliminate burn out and lead to more productivity.
And if you really can't stay away, you can always head back to your computer for an hour at the end of the day.
With these tips, you'll be crushing remote work in no time!