If your employer has instructed you to work from home for the time being because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be feeling overwhelmed by all the changes this transition brings. It can be tough to imagine advancing in your role without meeting with your boss in person or bouncing ideas off your coworkers during your lunch break. But with the right approach, remote work can be gratifying. These resources will help you find a place in your home to work, communicate effectively with virtual tools, and structure your day so that you can do your best work.

 Setting Up Your Workspace

 Having a private space is is important to encourage concentration. Here are a few possibilities to establish your home office.

 

Tips for the Workday

 Whether you’re worried about giving in to distractions or missing an important message from your coworker, these tips will help you stay on top of your professional obligations.

 It’s easy to lose track of time without the rhythms of office life – these essential apps will help you stay focused and organized.

 

Staying Productive

 Without chatty coworkers coming up to you, you might find that it’s easier to work efficiently at home if you lay the foundation for productivity early on.

 

The idea of completing projects without being in the same building as your coworkers may seem odd at first, but as you get accustomed to working remotely, you may find that you enjoy it even more than working at the office. You may have the option to return to your former office in the future, but if you find that remote work suits your lifestyle better, you just might choose to stick with telecommuting instead!

 

About the Author:

Chelsea Lamb has spent the last eight years honing her tech skills and is the resident tech specialist at Business Pop. Her goal is to demystify some of the technical aspects of business ownership. chelsea@businesspop.net

 

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