Thought Leadership

The human factor. Thoughts and observations.

The life-blood of any organisation is its people; the success of every system, in every organisation is determined by human factors. We are seeking a deep understanding of these human factors; these are some of our thoughts and observations.

Top tips for working from home

Top tips for working from home

1- Ensure you have all the tools you need 

  • laptop/desktop and phone
  • ensure screen is at eye level
  • login details for your company’s intranet, get login and password details.
  • essential software packages
  • noise-cancelling headphones

2- Agreed schedule & set working hours

  • Ensure your family knows you are working from home and they not to disturb you.
  • Strategy for occupying children and pets
  • Designated hours to work ‘from’ and ‘until’, agreed with your supervisor
  • Set expectations from the start: Agree what the priorities are and discuss how tasks will get done

3- Designated working space 

  • A spare room is ideal or a quite bedroom if not
  • Ideally not a place you use to relax such as your sofa
  • Try different spots to find the most effective
  • Ensure sufficient lighting
  • Minimise glare from the screen.

4- Take breaks!

  • Replicate any office breaks at home for your wellbeing
  • Helps increase productivity
  • Improves accuracy, reducing errors

5- Keep in contact with your team 

  • Avoid feeling isolated or ignored.
  • Plan ahead
  • Ensure your team and employers expectations are met
  • Use video calls with colleagues
  • A clear and structured plan helps ensure trust

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