July 22nd, 2020 by

Top Tips for Maximising Productivity with Remote Working that you need to know now.

It’s no secret that we have swiftly had to change the way we live – and work. Many companies around the world have instituted new work-from-home policies, resulting in more employees than ever joining the ranks of remote workers.

Already a growing worldwide trend 70% of Australian companies have a flexible working policy in place. Savvy businesses understand the strategic and financial benefits of remote working. If you’re looking to go remote, or already have, here are our tips on maximising productivity.

1. Employees need to be connected in the right way. Basically, you want to be able to talk to each other easily, like you always have. Your staff will need a reliable network connection from home. Don’t forget you also need to be within an appropriate range of your router to ensure good connectivity. Consider a mesh WiFi solution to help spread your network further around your home.

2. Keep information private. You can install this VPN on a computer, laptop or phone, so you can use it at home or on the go.

3. Team members need the right kit for effective work. These are the items you should consider for employees working from home.

  • A laptop. A computer is the bare minimum for staff working remotely, and a laptop trumps a desktop because it gives employees the flexibility to move. If you employ a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy, ensure the device is validated as secure before they log on to the company’s systems. If you are supplying the laptop, do some research before you buy.
  • A second monitor. Research shows dual monitors can save you money and your employee’s time. Read up on choosing a computer monitor.
  • A dedicated webcam. Sure, laptops generally have one built-in but if you’re conducting important meetings via the web, it makes sense to prioritise high-quality, high-resolution images.
  • A headset. The same theory applies here: quality headphones will make all the difference to conversations.
  • On-demand tech support for those instances when things go wrong.

4. Encourage remote team members to set up in a dedicated home workspace – one where they can be productive, stay focused and signal to anyone else at home that they’re in do-not-disturb mode.

5.Video Conferencing features are essential such as Zoom. Having regular face-to-face team meetings helps strengthen remote workforces,

6. With employees working remotely, the concept of “office hours” can become fuzzy. Make sure you have clear expectations and guidelines in place for your team.

7. It’s a good idea to encourage remote workers to adopt the same habits they would if they were in an office environment. Best practices for remote working include not working around the clock, making time for meals, taking regular breaks, walking around the block for fresh air, drinking plenty of water, and mentally “clocking out” from remote work at the end of the day.

Getting the balance right will keep staff engaged, productive and ready to face the inevitable challenges 2020 will bring.

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