With lockdown orders and mask mandates only intensifying over the past month, employees have become accustomed to remote work. Future aspirations of going back to offices for work are looking very bleak at the moment. With this in mind, remote workers should adopt the best practices for working at home to maximize their productivity. Remote workers have voiced their complaints and they have mentioned communication, lack of social opportunities and isolation as their top complaints. There are several practices that can be integrated into daily schedules to combat these issues. These include:
Get familiar with video conferencing: Communication in remote work is vital to do almost every part of your job. If you don’t have the right equipment and apps, communicating with your managers on video calls, meetings, etc. will be very difficult. Investing in the right equipment and taking a few hours to learn the ins and outs of the apps your company uses will pay dividends in helping you communicate and excel in your role remotely.
Take time to socialize with coworkers: One of the overlooked aspects of remote work is the elimination of social networking like lunches with coworkers. This is an important part of work culture and it allows employees to connect and talk about opportunities that can be related or unrelated to work. Some viable options that remote workers can use today for these same benefits include discord chats, slack channels and similar group chats.
Follow a schedule for work: Having a designated time to start and end work every day allows remote workers to have time off during the day. Without a schedule, remote workers can easily find themselves working day and night and still falling short of accomplishing their work deadlines. A schedule allows employees to have time to explore their passions and get exercise. This can help fight against isolation and being stuck at home all day.
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With proper IT staffing services, you can help fill all the vacant positions with qualified personnel that can integrate into your work culture seamlessly. To learn more about best practices, click here for a free assessment.