COVID19 has led me to a surprising working revelation – as many people are being thrown into the benefits and perils of home working for the first time, I am basically already set up for continued working in an apocalypse. That is assuming that the internet and telephone infrastructures remain intact of course (in a time of zombies or war this is not guaranteed).
I have been remote working for years. For most of 2017 and 2018, this gave me the freedom to work from anywhere and meant I travelled a lot – both within the UK and abroad. When I accepted a full-time role at the beginning of 2019, one of the conditions was that even though it was mostly remote working I didn't move around too much. I needed to be within travelling distance of London for any meetings. I spent several months working from my sofa. Mid-2019 my housemate moved out and I converted her room into my home office, and I have never looked back.
When you first start remote working, it can be daunting to tackle but I believe it has many long-term benefits – I might do a post on these at a different point. First, let's help you get good at it!
Image: Mikayla Mallek/ Unsplash
If you are remote working for the first time, here are 7 tips for remote working:
The way that we work is likely to be changed for the foreseeable future, so I hope that you've found these top tips helpful.
Do you have any top tips for remote working? Share them in the comments!
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