Categories: Remote Working
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The COVID-19 pandemic is upon us. Unprecedented measures are being taken not only in America, but also around the globe. Many organizations are following CDC guidelines of limiting interactions to help curb the spread of the virus and requiring workers to work remotely. Fortunately, remote work has been on the rise and I for one have been fortunate to be a primarily remote worker for nearly a decade. However, for some, this is brand new and you may not be sure how to get started. Below, are some tips.
We solicited some advice from people who have been working remotely for many years. Here’s what they said:
“Get dressed every morning. Try to keep a routine. Take breaks.” – Danielle Ernest @DeeMagicGurl - Danielle is the social media manager for Amgen.
“Set good habits! The key for me to staying consistently productive (and healthy and sane) while working from home is setting and maintaining habits that support my goals. I know personally in order to follow through with habits they need to be scheduled (therefore not ‘if I feel like it’), with a timer on my phone going off as an auditory cue to move me into action. This adds organization to my day and the best part is, a sense of accomplishment at the end of it when I see how much I got done!” – Christine Whitmarsh, Host of ‘Your Daily Writing Habit’ – a daily podcast that helps authors write and FINISH writing their books.
“As far as remote work, I would actually say there’s no hard and fast rule. What helped me be productive at home when I was single is totally different than after I was married and had a baby. The best thing I can offer is to gather advice and keep experimenting until you find your groove. Be forgiving of yourself and don’t expect perfection - just do the best you can.” – Diana Mitchell, Marketing Consultant at Simplified Social.
About the Author, Jimmy Hurff
Jimmy is a seasoned technology executive & entrepreneur noted for leading business transformations. Over his 25+ year career, Jimmy has developed multi-platform expertise in the domains of engineering, data analytics, security, compliance & business transformation. Starting in 1995, Jimmy worked with his best friend, David Webb, to develop one of the world's first Internet job board and resume bank applications. From then to now, Jimmy has been consistently helping his customers to build great teams, using best practices and world-class technology.