Working Remotely

If you are like me you are part of a whole new segment of our population who have been thrust into the situation where you are working remotely for the first time.

Wow, where do we start? How do we manage our time and resources? What support is there?

These are all of the questions that we are faced with when our employment situation changed six weeks ago.

Here are some things for you to think about that may help you organise your day and help you maintain a consistent balance from day to day.

The core set of skills that you need to rely on are:
* Self-Management
* Time Management
* Organising and Planning
* Communication

We all know that right!

Let's dive in a little deeper.

How do we solve problems without the support network available at the tip of our fingers that we have always had access to?

How do we stay motivated without the day to day stimulus of a vibrant team interacting throughout the day?

How do we control our urge to drop what we are doing and pick up that book that we have been wanting to read?

How do we make decisions when we are the only person accountable for the outcome?

Starts to get a bit scary when you think about it! But there are steps that we can take to give us the confidence and stability that we need to be effective.

Be aware of any bad habits that are creeping into your work and remove them.

Be aware of any good habits that you are developing and foster them.

Acknowledge your mistakes and learn from them, keep a checklist and stick to it.

Be your own boss and give yourself guideline and indicators to work towards.

Don't be afraid to be flexible with your schedule, if you have family things that are interfering with you concentration at the same time every day, then change the time you are doing that task.

Set yourself deadlines that make sense and stick to them.

If you find yourself procrastinating, give yourself permission to have a thirty minute break, do something fun, then get back to it!

Have a look at the Quick Reference Guide for Telework and Telecommunications for more tips, or the eBook for more in-depth information on working remotely.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Josie

    Great blog post V, "set yourself deadlines that make sense and stick to them" <- this is a great point. Hard to do, but well worth it.

  2. baked

    Hi tһere, I read your new stuff regularⅼy.

    Your story-telling style is awesome, keeⲣ up the good work!

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