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