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Remote Working Tips for Beginners in Kenya

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The spread of coronavirus has most people working from home to contain the virus. Are you new to working at home? Read these tips from INFO-LEO and it will help you stay productive and successful.

 The global spread of COVID-19 is keeping many people at home. Most of the organizations and companies have resolved to remote working as people are encouraged to stay at home. If you’re new to work from home lifestyle, you’ll need to change some of your habits and routines to make working from home a success. Here are tips for a leading better and more productive remote-working life for beginners.

 

1.  Over-communicate 

The key to being successful in any profession is communication, but when it comes to remote work it is a more important asset. Since you’re no longer a few desks from your coworkers and manager, it’s your schedule to check-in meetings weekly to connect on your goals, upcoming projects and daily tasks.

Make sure you tell everyone who needs to know about your schedule and availability often. When you complete a project or important task inform others.

 

2.  Maintain regular hours 

Set your schedule, and stick to it all the time. Having clear guidelines for when to work and when to call it a day helps many remote workers maintain a work-life balance. One of the benefits of remote work is flexibility and sometimes you need to extend your day or start early to accommodate someone else time zone. When you do so, be sure to wrap up earlier than usual or sleep in a bit next morning to make up for it.

 

3.  Invest in reliable tech 

Anyone working from home must have a reliable internet connection for his/her success, but there is more to a successful set up than internet connection. Along with the ability to make video calls without losing connection, you should consider some tools and tech that will enable you to do your job well. For examples you might need some software to make you organized in your work, you can also invest in noise-cancelling headphones so that you can take your job from anywhere.

 

4.  Consider your workspace 

Set yourself up for success in a place where you can focus on the task at hand. Whether this means you find a great working space near you, creating a designated spot for work at home. Make sure you feel motivated by your working environment, there is no destruction and you can concentrate on that workspace.

5.  Figure out your working style 

At the start of your remote work, you might be confused or don’t know what will work for you but it’s a great idea to figure out the environment that you’ll need to work successfully. For example, you need to consider whether you are always productive in the morning or evening. If you are productive in the morning, schedule yourself to be doing most work in the morning hours and if you are productive in the evening do the same. The other thing to consider is your best working times and the environment that is best for you whether noisy or silent. 

 

6.  Be positive

 When you work remotely full-time or part-time, you must be positive in your work and focus on it as if you are in office. Take work seriously, positively and remain disciplined. 

 

In conclusion, you must figure out what works best for you. Sometimes the answer is apparent, but other times you might need some inspiration from other people who are successful in remote working. Now that you are working remotely, life will look a little bit different.  However, if you rely on these tips I’ve listed above, the transition from to the freedom of a flexible work style will be smooth and successful.

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