Working from home seems like a great solution at the beginning. You save time and money on commuting, you set the working hours yourself, you can take a break at any time, you can use the application for your favorite group, in pajamas… there are many pros. However after some time, you will probably face some cons:
HOWEVER AFTER SOME TIME, YOU WILL PROBABLY FACE SOME CONS:
In the first part of our article, we discussed the challenges you can face as an employee when you work from home. To remedy this, we described four ways to for effective remote work.
In the second part of our article we will introduce you to the next four ways to work effectively from home.
Fifth, use different types of communication
The simplest and most popular way of communication between team members is usually the exchange of emails. Unfortunately, they are often misinterpreted. This does not mean, of course, that you should avoid using your e-mailbox – on the other hand, it is better if emails are not the only way to exchange thoughts, commands and questions. Try online chats that are great for live communication with several people, or video conferencing to meet everyone face to face.
What can you do?
- Create a file management system. If possible, put it in the cloud so that everyone can work together.
- Consider using a computer screen sharing program or allowing colleagues to access their computers.
- Create a video course explaining new projects.
Seventh, control your performance
Because you are isolated from your team, you may feel as if you were working on your own. After a while, you may feel overworked and underrated. So measure your productivity to be aware of what you actually did. Record how many hours a day you spend working. If your supervisor does not carry out regular job reviews, do it yourself – e.g. every quarter. Your assessment will be subjective, but a critical look at your contribution is very important.
Create a family atmosphere at work with your colleagues. Make an effort and meet the people you work with – check what they post on social networks, and when you have the opportunity try to talk about personal topics. It’s easy to ignore people you don’t actually know. Try to make real contact, arrange a coffee, from time to time come to the company’s headquarters. If you make such attempts, your colleagues will certainly reciprocate.