The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has forced life to a standstill for most of us. Almost every country, the world over, has declared a lockdown to abate the spread of the coronavirus.
While many are sitting home with work paused and earnings taking a hit, many are fortunate to be able to work from home via computers. For those working from home, it is important for you to build a digitally sound workplace like some people are putting in place.
Tools like Slack and Google Hangouts are helping offices collaborate with each other with more time spent on video conferencing and chatting to compensate missing on time spent together in an office. This has to be done to make remote working as productive and healthy as possible.
Daily virtual meetings
It is important to hold a team meet every morning so all team members are on board with the goals and targets set by team leaders for the day. This helps organise better and leaves little room for confusion and acts of omission on the part of team members.
Assign a workstation to yourself
The importance of a dedicated workstation for your office work cannot be stressed enough. Balancing your laptop on your knees while you are perched on a couch or on your bed is a bad idea and it makes you realise why offices have chairs and tables for you to work on.
Email and phone etiquette
One of the biggest challenges working from home and having a sound digital workplace is maintaining office-like silence. So fellow workers and seniors appreciate you for ensuring zero distractions while you are attending phone calls. Similarly, quick and prompt replies on email or collaboration tools like Asana or whichever platform you use reflects on your personality and seriousness with work.
When you are at home, you tend to either get distracted too often or work too intensely for long stretches. It is best that you ration your time wisely and take a stroll or two in between work to break the monotony of working from home for days on end.
We, at Sprout Road, an IT company in Kolkata, are working from home and we have managed to streamline our work processes and schedules perfectly in less than a week. Sprout Road recommends you read this blog to be fully equipped to work from home most productively.
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