Tools At Home - Deepstash

Tools At Home

  • Video conferencing: Zoom software.
  • Chat Application: Slack, which can act as a virtual meeting room. Whatsapp can be avoided as it has an immediacy attached to it.
  • Document System: Google Docs/Google Suite.
  • Also consider a Virtual Private Network set up by work, to access your work documents, if applicable.

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  • Choose a place in your home or a corner that can be a make-shift office, preferably not around the living or lobby area where other people can potentially interrupt.
  • Take regular breaks and drink plenty of water.
  • Remember that productive work can be fragmented at home due to temptations and disruptions/distractions.
  • It is important to be supportive and share plans and vulnerable communication.
  • Ensure all legalities are in place for teleworking.

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  • It is very easy to misinterpret emails and chats, so do not make any assumptions and be empathic.
  • Follow meeting protocol like preparing the agenda and providing the meeting summary to everyone.
  • Do not disturb people by requesting them to pick up the phone unless really needed. Do not expect an immediate response to chat and email.
  • Repetitive tasks can be documented to ensure that they can be done by whoever is available.
  • Do not rely on knowledge inside one person's head, ensuring it is written down and shared.
  • Use a checklist to track the team’s progress, sharing it with others.

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Use video communication as it provides an emotional connection with the team, ensuring that the equipment is working properly and there is no echo on the microphone/headphone.

Have at least two modes of internet connections available, broadband/fiber along with wi-fi.

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A remote worker has a constant blind-spot and is not able to use their full senses to gauge and tweak their work. This also makes them anxious and feel disconnected from the office proceedings. If handling a team remotely, ensure that the reporting/tracking of their work is transparent.

It helps to come prepared in meetings and answer questions in writing while providing a trace of context in your email/chat. Having a preset plan covering a couple of days helps reduce the constant interactions. 

Transparency of communication ensures minimum ambiguity. 

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Global companies, from the UK to the US, Japan to South Korea, have recently rolled out mandatory work-from-home policies amid the spread of the new virus.

Working from home will become the new normal for many. Some employees will be working from home for the first time, and need to figure out how to stay on task.

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Saves time and money

If your company operates with a hybrid or remote workforce, video conferencing saves time and money for both the employer and the employee. It's a great way to facilitate face-to-face meetings.

Virtual meetings require little planning and organization in comparison to physical ones With the money you've saved it can be allocated towards other aspects of your business that could benefit from extra time and investment.

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Continue working from home

At the start of the pandemic, most people were forced to work from home. And although the change was difficult at first, people gradually figured out how to manage a work-life balance that has become the normal way of life.

As more people are getting vaccinated, businesses are mandating employees to return to work in physical locations. Many workers are dissatisfied to lose their newfound autonomy. However, you can still convince your boss to continue working remotely.

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