Comprehensive Guide to Working From Home: Remote Working Tips to Ease the Transition
Across the globe, companies are transitioning full workforces to work from home. Fortunately, with the technology available today, working from home can be just as productive as working in the office, and there are tons of benefits to companies. That said, for professionals not used to working from home, the transition can be challenging.
To help ease the transition, we’ve created a comprehensive guide to working from home featuring five articles on different topics with advice to help you deal with the “new normal” workplace.
We’ll explore topics to help you put best practices and tools in place to be more effective, efficient and productive working from home. Here’s an overview of what you can expect from our guide.
This article focuses on tips to help you set up the right environment to work effectively from home. To be successful working remotely, you need to have certain tools and resources in place. From a dedicated office space to the right supplies and technology, this article can help you get set up properly. To get started, read Remote Working Tip #1: How to Get Setup for Work From Home Success.
With the right approach, you can be just as productive at home as you can from the office – and, in many cases, even more productive. Being productive working from home is all about setting boundaries and taking the right steps to avoid distraction and stay motivated. To learn how to be more productive in your remote role, read Remote Working Tip #2: Tips to Be More Productive Working From Home.
If you are in charge of leading a group of team members, projects, departments or even an entire company, remote working brings about a unique set of challenges. The good news is that there are plenty of ways you can make the transition a smooth one. For tips to maintain communication and keep your team motivated, read Remote Working Tip #3: Managing Remote Teams.
While your environment might change when you shift to working from home, the projects that require your attention will remain the same. Fortunately, there are tons of great tools and resources available to help you manage projects and ensure tasks are being completed on time, no matter where you’re working from. For insights into platforms suited to help you be more effective managing projects from home, read Remote Working Tip #4: Best Project Management Tools for Remote Teams.
Communicating and Sharing
Finding ways to communicate and collaborate seamlessly is critical to the success of remote working teams. Whether sharing files, collaborating on a project or chatting with teammates, these applications can help you make the transition a smooth one. Read Remote Working Tip #5: Best Communication and Sharing Tools for Remote Teams.
Our hope is that this guide provides a little relief for you and your teams as you make the transition to working from home. There are so many great things about working from home, and once you have the right practices, tools and resources in place, we’re sure you’ll find the experience to be a rewarding one!
Anthony serves in the Director of Marketing and Business Development at Granite Creative Group. He is a storyteller, a strategist and eternally a student of marketing. Most recently, he served in leadership roles for a global content marketing agency, a highly regarding institute of higher education, a software company and in the legal world.