At Social Pinpoint and Consultation Manager we are in a privileged position where being able to work remotely is a core part of our operations but, this is not the case for a lot of businesses.
With the ongoing public health situation, many employees have been encouraged to work from home, however, remote work may be new to a lot of people and can pose its own challenges.
We asked some of the team for their tips for working remotely...
Colin - CTO
Social Pinpoint/ Consultation Manager
"Working from home means you don't have to stick to 9-5. Use the time to embrace flexibility and take that walk at 2pm or your morning gym session at 10"
Ollie - Head of Operations
"Avoid distractions! some people work better with background noise but, Netflix can be a slippery slope towards laying on the couch."
Nicholas - Customer Success
"Sticking to my normal routine as If I was going into the office"
Zoe - Head of Support & Product
"Get out of your PJs! It's tempting to stay cosy in pyjamas, but doesn't get you in the right headspace and could get awkward if you have to do a surprise screen-share."
Kurt - Customer Success
"Take the opportunity to try a new routine. Gym in the afternoon, get up at 5am to plan your day are just some ideas"
Jon - Head of Account Management
"Try going for a walk in the morning before you start work or lunch time! Getting out of the house for a short period of time does wonders for your energy levels whilst working from home."
Geoff - Developer
"Invest in a good home workspace, ensure it's comfortable and enjoyable to spend time at."
Melissa - Marketing
"Get outside and go for a walk! Your dog will love you for it and you’ll feel refreshed and ready to tackle the next thing on your list."
Brittany - Customer Success
"Sit at a table or desk. No couch or bed!"
Tessa - Customer Success
"Eat a healthy lunch that includes veggies to help fight against the afternoon slump."
Sam - Developer
"Make sure you have your day planned out as much as you can - distractions won't be as tempting when you get on a roll"
Shruti - Customer Success
"Pets can be distracting when working from home, so try to limit your cuddles to 3-4 during work hours"
Kat - Customer Success
"Set up a "work" space and routine. Keep household chores and couch relaxing outside work hours - but tell the others in your house when NOT to disturb you!"