Many businesses are transitioning to remote offices due to recent worldwide events. Don’t worry though! This isn’t another one of “those” emails. Instead, we wanted to share our expertise for being successful in a remote office. After all, A. D. James Corporation has been a fully remote business for a decade!
- Remain in contact with your colleagues via chat solutions, video conferencing or other options your team prefers.
- Set boundaries with anyone you share a living space with. While it may seem like you’re readily available just because you are at home, you are still at work.
- You may be tempted to check your email and phone once your work day is over since you technically aren’t leaving your office. Avoid this temptation. Use your off time to ensure you’re refreshed for your next work day. Otherwise, you risk work burn out.
- Don’t get tied to your desk just because you’re not in a traditional office. Get up. Stretch. Grab a glass of water. You’ll be more productive giving your brain a few short breaks throughout the day.
- If possible, play some music quietly. Background noise can improve concentration.
- Make sure you are able to access and share company documents online that may otherwise have been only available in a hard copy format.
- Wake up early. This gives your brain time to transition into “work” mode, get comfortable and be prepared for your day. This transition generally occurs during your commute.