5 Essential Tips to Working Remotely

The recent pandemic has brought a lot of changes to our everyday lives, especially in the workplace, but we’re all in this together. That’s why we created this post to help simplify it for you. Whether you’ve already been working remotely or now transitioning from the office to the home, here are five essential tips to making the most out of your home office experience.

1. Use a cloud based workspace.

Using a cloud based software system like Salesforce is tremendously helpful when it comes to working remotely. You’ll have all your files and data in one place regardless of your team’s location or devices. You’ll also be able to streamline your business operations and improve collaboration efficiency among your team. Not to mention, reduced IT costs and scalability are a huge plus as well. If you’re interested in moving your business up to the cloud, contact us here to learn more about our cloud migration services.

2. Set a routine.

Setting a routine will create structure, which is especially important if you’re new to working from home. Start off your day with a morning routine whether it be a shower or brewing a cup of coffee. Set a time to start and end your work day as well as a lunch time similar to how your work schedule is at the office. Make sure to also take a couple breaks in between work to get a little bit of down time. Believe it or not, this will help you be more productive. At the end of your workday, take a moment to relax by walking your dog, practicing yoga, etc.

3. Digitally socialize with your team.

Team bonding might get a little difficult now as we’re social distancing, but there are still some ways to keep your team engaged while working remotely. At SkyPlanner, we like to start off our day with a 30 minute webcam meeting where we catch up with each other, talk about current events, and laugh at jokes together. Another great way to keep engagement is to send each other memes through Slack or WhatsApp.

4. Welcome to the webcam.

At SkyPlanner, we love to host virtual meetings through web conferencing tools such as Google Hangouts or Skype. Webcam meetings are great to get the team on track towards projects despite their locations. It also makes it super easy to present documents and share files.

5. Focus on the benefits.

Change is never an easy thing for us. As humans, we are creatures of habit. We enjoy routine and consistency in our everyday lives. Transitioning to working remotely will take some time to adjust, but focusing on the positive aspects may help. At home, you can enjoy the luxury of a flexible schedule, not having to commute, and more time to spend with family. You’re also able to make your own lunch which is usually healthier and more affordable. And best of all, you can wear anything and be as comfy as you like in your home office.

We hope these tips will help you as you navigate your way into working remotely. Let us know in the comments below any suggestions you’ve discovered on creating a perfect home office experience.

If you’re interested in adopting a cloud based software for your business, we’re more than happy to help you get set up right! Feel free to reach out to us by emailing hello@theskyplanner.com or call us directly at 305-814-7597.

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