5 Habits for Crafting the Perfect Remote Work Day
Deciding where to work
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Getting an early start
Plan your morning the night before and stick to your plan.
If a new task comes in that isn’t 100% urgent, designate a time that you’ll work on it uninterrupted or try to delegate the problem solving as much as possible until you have time to deal with it.
Deciding where to work
Don’t let your skepticism about productivity hacks get in the way of finding a technique that suits you and helps you get things done.
If you’re still having a hard time identifying priorities, try working backward by identifying work that’s definitely not a priority. Eliminate those items and assess what’s left.
Scheduling uninterrupted time
Use services that block specific sites and apps from your phone or computer for a certain amount of time to help you focus and minimize distractions.
True balance comes from within and is a result of the choices you make.
Set firm boundaries for yourself and refuse to waver on them. Make it a habit to unplug at a specific time each evening and incorporate a scheduled “off” day into your week to reset.
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Hire the right people
Design your hiring process with remote candidates in mind. Look for 3 main things:
Put extra effort into onboarding
Remote workers won’t have the opportunity to be involved in spontaneous conversations or team lunches, but there are other things you can do to help them settle:
Default working setups
Remote workers need a dedicated, quiet space to do their work, so it’s important to set some guidelines:
They can still work from a coffee shop every once in a while, but they need a good default setup.
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