26 Mar 2020 Tips for Working from Home
Our Virtual Offices are Open!
Haynie & Company is proud to have secure technology in place that enables our team to serve you well from any location. Although our physical office buildings are closed until further notice, our virtual office is open and thriving. Haynie employees continue to be available by phone and email during normal business hours.
Tips for Working from Home
The reality of working remotely can be overwhelming, especially for those who may be working remotely for the first time. Our friends at Predictive Index have compiled some helpful tips to help manage the transition to working in the comforts of your own home. Here are a few of our favorite tips:
- Designate a space that is clear and free of distraction.
- Make sure you have the right equipment, including strong WiFi.
- Make your space comfortable, but not too comfortable. Create a space that encourages good posture, and discourages nap time.
- Make a To Do List to start your day.
- Mute unnecessary notifications.
- Follow your normal in office routine.
Meetings & Interacting with Colleagues
- Set alarms for meetings so you’re on time.
- Mute yourself when you are not speaking to avoid distractions, and background noises, especially if you have kids or pets.
- Reach out to a coworker for a quick conference call to catch up and touch base.
- Understand co-workers preferred methods of communication.
Physical & Mental Health
- Fuel yourself. Remember to eat!
- Set reminders to take periodic breaks throughout the day.
Working with Family and Children
- Define Work Boundaries. Define your working hours, and your work space as an “off limits zone” for family.
- Offer projects for kids to work on while you work. If you have kids, give them fun tasks to accomplish that will keep them occupied. Like writing a book, building a puzzle, or making a scavenger hunt.
- Keep the music playing, it helps to lighten the mood and keep the time moving.
To see a full list of tips from our friends at Predictive Index click here. This is uncharted territory for everyone, but we hope these tips can be useful in transitioning to working from home.