Northampton Residents: 6 Remote Working Tips

23rd April 2020

Northampton Residents: 6 Remote Working Tips

If you are new to remote working, you might still be trying to settle into the process. Now the novelty period has worn off, people are looking to be more productive when they work from home.

At Merrys, we are always on hand to offer guidance and advice if we can. We have helped many Northampton residents in the past, and we are happy to provide you with six remote working tips to help you be productive.

Stick to a schedule

Without the daily commute, there is a temptation to stay up later. However, it is best to maintain a regular schedule if you can. This will help you sleep better, and it can assist you in being more productive.

Also, if your colleagues are working from home too, it is best if people stick to their regular schedule.

Test your equipment

While Wi-Fi is common in homes these days, can you depend on your home Wi-Fi to manage the demand of your working practices? You might be able to watch a TV show and socialise with friends online with ease, but if you are carrying out live conference calls, your broadband connectivity may come under greater stress.

You should check your broadband, and your equipment. Review your software and hardware to ensure you have everything in place to work efficiently.

Communicate clearly

If you are used to working directly with others and speaking face to face, you might struggle with digital communication. It is helpful to be as clear and concise as you can.

If something isn’t working, seek out help

If you are new to working from home, there is every chance problems will arise. If you do struggle with technical matters, call on an expert for help. These are challenging times and no one is expected to know everything.

By calling for help, you not only help yourself, you help your colleagues and clients.

Create a work-only space

It can be difficult to maintain a work-life balance at home when you work remotely. To reduce this problem, it makes sense to set up a workspace that is only for work. When you are in this area, you are working. When you are away from this area, you can forget all about work.

Take proper breaks

It is important you get away from our desk and screen on a regular basis. In the office, if you take regular coffee breaks, try to replicate this at home. This will protect your eyes, and it will help you feel more relaxed and less stressed. If you have colleagues working from their home, arrange a time you can chat remotely with them.

If you are new to working from home, there will be challenges. However, if you follow these tips, you’ll hopefully feel more confident about the process.

We know a lot of people are looking for guidance and assistance right now. If we can be of any assistance, we will. Therefore, if you have any housing market questions, please contact Merrys today, and we will be happy to help.