Following Government Directive 16, GBplus has adapted and flexibly changed its working conditions as the COVID-19 pandemic during the Ho Chi Minh city lockdown. On July 15, the company’s employees started to work remotely (WORK FROM HOME – WFH). Working remotely, especially when working from home, means figuring out these issues and challenges; it is harder to monitor employees’ productivity and progress toward working from home effectively.
GBplusers’ attitudes to work remotely?
Set a working schedule and stick to it every day by checking in and checking out (8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm). Having clear guidelines and following to Thing-To-Do for getting advances when to work and when to call it a day helps many remote employees maintain work-life balance. The Head of Department or Team Leader manages the process to keep working effectively from home.
Furthermore, stay connected while working remotely, such as Wi-Fi connection, a social communication platform, essential software, and reply messages within 10 minutes.
How do GBplusers get the advantages of Working from Home?
With positive thinking, GBplusers flexibly set up a functional workspace to keeping the quiet space for work, separate the work area from the personal freedoms and use it just for work, not for other activities. As we know, this is important to set a routine and stick to its base on a Thing-To-Do schedule.
The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging us in ways we could never have predicted. Staying positive not only helps us to focus on the present. The lockdown time is difficult, but it is just that — a time, it is not forever. Everything will be better soon. Go you!
Best regard to GBpluser, a positive and effective week!
Work From Home (WFH) guidelines
Working outside of the office requires focus and strategy–and a little play. There are many challenges to remotely working to be successful, not to become the CAH (Chill At Home) or SAH (Sleep At Home).
Notes: Working remotely, especially when working from home, means figuring out these issues and challenges; it is harder to monitor employees’ productivity and progress toward working from home effectively. How to be productive when working from home?
- Set yourself working hours.
- Keep in touch with your colleagues regularly.
- Be present with your colleagues, while working from home.
What are some standard guidelines for Working at home?
Home working is about using the employee’s home as a base for work instead of the employee coming into a workplace. Set yourself regular hours keeps you accountable to yourself. It makes you more likely to get all your job done. Here are four traits you need to do productively and successfully work from home.
- Commitment: Set a routine and stick it based on a Thing-To-Do schedule. Report the process result of the task to the manager or team leader.
- Honesty: Be honest & transparent with information, progress & status of work.
- All set to go: Create the at-home office by setting up the home working space based on working time (8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) and stay connected while working remotely, such as Wifi connection, social communication platforms, essential software…
- Be proactive: Maintain regular hours, create the schedule for Things-to-do and control a situation by making things happen rather than waiting for something to happen and then reacting to them with the team.
6 Tips for Working from Home
- Create and Maintain regular hours
Make a well-planned routine for each day based on working time as office time (08:00 am – 05:00 pm) so that you have equal time for work and daily household chores. When you will start working from home you will maintain the regular hours and separate work time and personal time.
- Set up the workspace at home
You would use a small area in your room to hold a desk and computer equipment and whose door can shut for the essential need to separate work life from home life. Make sure that staying connected while working remotely (Wifi connection, equipment, a social communication platform) and set ground rules with other people in your home or who share your space when you work.
- Work from Home outfits’ tips:
Your remote work clothing supports you upgrade your office mood and avoid bad habits for your health. That means you should change out of your pajamas before starting work, make sure that it is the formal outfits and company uniform (Monday, Friday, and Saturday). To make it easier, lay out what you will wear the night before to avoid decision fatigue in the morning.
- Set ground Rules with the people in your space:
You need to set ground rules with other people in your home, close the room door if you can and have to negotiate quite times, meeting times and working times with your family members. If you have children, they need clear rules about what they can and cannot do during that time.
- Set up and Maintain regular hours:
One of the best benefits of remote work is flexibility. Therefore, you have to set a schedule for working and breaking, then stick to it most of the time based on the Things- to-do task. Creating a routine that guides for re-speak jobs can be more potent than a clock at helping you get started each day. Additionally, you are proactive in avoiding social network platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Linked In) and phone sounds bothering you during working time..
- The Pomodoro technique:
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. Each interval is known as a pomodoro, from the Italian word for ‘tomato‘, after the tomato-shaped kitchen timer that Cirillo used as a university student. (by Wikipedia.com).
This technique is a popular time management method that helps you manage time by focusing on completing work sessions. It is the biggest strength when you have a to-do list and a timer. You can set the timer for 25 minutes and focus on a single task until the timer rings.