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If you have chosen to save yourself some money and move your business to remote only then you may be wondering how it can work in your favor. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of businesses have chosen to work remotely from home. It didn’t take them long to realize that this was actually possible. Nearly half of all companies now have some form of hybrid or completely remote setup that works for them. If you are still not sure how to make this work for you then take a look at the article below.
If you decide to work from home then you will need your very own office to work from. If you have spare space in your home then you could create a home office. Make sure this space is away from all distractions and that it has a door and a window. If you don’t have the room in your house to convert a space into an office, don’t worry. You can still make working from home work for you, it will just take a little longer each morning and night. You might be able to work at the dining table or other areas within your home. As long as you aren’t easily distracted and nobody else is home then you could work pretty much anywhere. Remember, to switch from work mode to home mode it is essential you put all your work paraphernalia away at the end of the working day.
If you struggle to stay on task during the day then productivity apps might help you and your staff. If you install these on the laptops and PCs then you will not only be able to keep an eye on what everyone is doing, but you will also be able to get more done in the allotted time frame. Productivity apps can help you stay focused and limit the distractions popping up on your PC. One of the best productivity apps out there that has a little bit of everything is Google Workspace. They have many different plans available for you and your business, ranging in price from £5 to £20 per user/per month.
Something else to be aware of when you want working from home to go as smoothly as possible is the type of tech you are using. If you have large documents coming and going then you might want to look into something like a Docbuster. They can convert electronic documents so you don’t have to, this will save you a lot of time during your busy day. You should also make sure that you have a super fast internet connection. The last thing you need is to lose signal while you are chatting with customers or clients.
Think of your employees
Finally, if you have a large team of employees working for you then you need to ensure they are all okay working from home. Some people on your team might not have the availability to work from home, potentially they have kids running around and won’t be able to work. When you put out new job adverts be sure to include that all work is remote, especially if you don’t have an office at all. While it doesn’t suit everyone, others will love the fact that working for you involves remote work.
We hope you found this article helpful and that it gave you some insight into arranging your setup and how working from home can work for you.