29 April 2020
Managing Home Workers: Working From Home and Winning
This webinar, which is brought to you in conjunction with Embrace HR, Engagement Multiplier and ActionCOACH Bolton, comes in at just over 30 minutes long offers some really useful, practical and insightful tips and solutions from Steve Middleton, Business Engagement Manager from Engagement Multiplier. Primarily at business owners and those who are, or who have teams, working from home, the webinar includes solutions to help businesses avoid the pitfalls of remote working and:
Create a tighter culture and a better-connected team that is agile and energised
Ensure your team is working productively
Maximise business performance and emerge stronger than ever
There are also some HR and employment law related tips from me at around 27.5 minutes in.
More Top Tips for working from home:
- If you’re going to be in this situation for a while, take the time to create a proper set-up. Have a clear workspace and ideally one where you can shut the door from any interruptions.
- Make sure the area is light enough to work – natural daylight is best and if it can be near a window which can be opened to let in fresh air, all the better.
- Consider how you are sitting – poor posture still counts when you are working from home, so consider if the desk you are working at is the right height in comparison to the chair you are using. Don’t work off your lap for any continued period of time, this will need to neck strain and back pain issues.
- Move!! For each hour worked, take some time to move around – a great tip in this video is to set a timer for 55 minutes of work and then have 5 minutes moving around before re-setting.
- Make sure you have a routine – stick to a sensible bed and get up time during your working week; get dressed; write your to-do lists. This will all help you focus. You know if you're on task and being productive - keep yourself in check. Establish your boundaries of when you’ll work and when you’ll have family time if you live with others.
- Get out and about if you are able to – fresh air is great for re-setting and helping to undo mental blocks.
- Make some time to pick up the phone or start a video call and have a real conversation, rather than relying on email and instant messaging so that you don’t become too isolated. It’s important not to lose the social connection.