As remote work is becoming the new normal for many businesses, it is essential for remote workers to take a different approach to the way they work in order to add maximum value to their employers.
As a remote worker, there are things that you will miss for which a normal staff working from an office enjoy, such as meeting your colleague face to face, but these do not mean remote does not have an advantage, actually one on top of the list is the removal of commute stress.
In this article, am going to share essentials tips for remote worker to stay productivity during the working hours.
1. Over Communicate
Communication in a remote team is essential more important than the work you do, so whatever you are working on, communicate it, talk about it, let your other teammate understand, or know what you are working on.
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it is very easy to stay off track if you are not communicating your work, as a remote team, if you not saying what you are working on, how then do you want your superior to understand what you are doing, inform people in the context of your work and ask people what they think about your work, try as much as possible to relate it to a piece of work they do,
with this, you will be able to be in the loop for whatever is happening within the team.
2. Invest in Technology
Technology I mean to say your internet subscription, laptop, screen reader, noiseless headset, camera, and electricity, whatever technology that will ease your work and make your more productive, invest in it, over time you will realize how valuable this technology is.
3. Consider your workspace.
Now working remote does not mean you should work where ever you find yourself in your house, find a room in your house and turn it into an office space, such that once you are in for work, everyone in the house knows you are up for work.
Your workspace should contain a desk, a comfortable chair, socket outlet, router for internet, notepad for you are someone that likes taking note while working and a water or drink bottle.
4. Connect with other remote workers’ community.
Working remotely can be lonely a time, but you are not alone, there are a lot of communities online of remote workers that you can connect and share your experience with others, a community such as this, though give you a place where you can discuss remote work relate challenges and issues and find a way forward.
5. Figure out your style
Everyone whether you are working remotely or not, you have a time where you are most productive during the day, I most tell you, my best time start from 4:00 AM to 10:00 AM, this is where I get to put in my best work. everyone knows this time.
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Having this time in mind, you can align your work to those times and let your employers know about your new style, a lot of employees will gladly welcome the idea as it ensures you delivered more value to them during these hours.
remote working can be challenging at some time, but with these tips, I am very sure you can seal the ship in the right direction.