7 Tips for Working Remotely During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Tips for working remotely as a coronavirus precaution

  1. Eliminate the need for meetings by creating a digital hub accessible to all team members
    At a time when face-to-face meetings are unrealistic or even impossible for some teams, a software solution that houses documents and tasks in one centralized, digital location can make working remotely more productive.
  2. Build-in new routines that involve checking in via video conference and team chat software
    Your weekly status meeting or 1:1s can be conducted as efficiently via a video conferencing tool like Zoom. Collaborative work can also be hammered out through applications like Slack.
  3. If employees require a VPN to access the company’s private networks remotely, make sure to set that up sooner rather than later.
    Your teams may need to access your company’s private networks from home. Speak to an administrator about setting up a secure VPN, so no one misses out on important tasks while working remotely.
  4. Make sure you have access to a strong internet connection
    A spotty or unreliable internet connection can be a significant challenge for remote workers. Ensure your internet connection is solid and there is acontingency plan, if not.
  5. Take regular breaks in the same way you would in the office
    When working from home, it can be tempting to work through lunch or through coffee breaks. Take the time to eat away from your computer, stretch, or regroup as needed. A recentsurvey found that taking regular breaks can lead to increased productivity and improved well-being.
  6. Take advantage of webinars and virtual events
    If your job requires you to attend conferences, keep an eye out for opportunities in the virtual space. These can include webinars and other virtual events.
  7. Make use of collaborative software and cloud-based apps
    Working from home has become more efficient thanks to cloud-based tools that allow for collaboration and remote access to documents and assets. Make the most of these tools as your teams navigate changes to their work schedule and environment.

Choosing the right work software solution for teams while working remotely

  • Encouraging some or all of their workforce to work remotely during the coronavirus outbreak
  • Looking for ways to create a comprehensive and easy-to-use digital hub for their remote teams
  • In search of customizable end-to-end work management tools for their busy teams

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