As we move our office-based teams to a work-from-home model, we’re all thinking about how to be most productive in a new environment. Connectivity is everything when you’re working from home. The best way to take your work-from-home experience from slow-to-whoa is to improve your Wi-Fi coverage.
Here are our tips on how to get the best home Wi-Fi experience right now.
Stay in touch - You may not realise it, but a big part of your day job is the social connection you get at the office. That’s why it’s important to make sure you stay in touch with colleagues virtually, or face-to-face if it’s safe to do so.
Leaders should also stay in touch with their teams regularly, and maintain the usual rhythms of 1:1s and team meetings. After all, we’re inherently social creatures!
The right stuff you may take for granted having a whole swathe of tech available at your desk, but when you’ve moved into a home environment, that gear might not be at your fingertips.
To maximise productivity, we recommend following a checklist to make sure your workspace is set up for ergonomic success.
If you don’t have access to any of these, we recommend you consider renting your equipment.
It’s also important to keep in mind your organisation’s cyber security standards while working from home, and maintain good cyber-hygiene on your connections. You can get more tips on good cyber security from our Exchange blog.
This one is the most important! It’s key to recognise that social distancing and work-from-home mandates are designed as a precaution to help get ahead of things. It’s important we stay flexible so that we’re prepared should the issue escalate quickly.
Public health warnings and the outbreak of global pandemic like the coronavirus (COVID-19) can sometimes appear frightening. With continuous media coverage, unverified stories on social media and uncertain outcomes, it’s common to feel overwhelmed and worried about your, or your family’s health and well-being. While these feelings are understandable, if they start to interfere with your everyday life, you may be experiencing health anxiety.
During stressful times our level of resilience can help us cope when things are changing rapidly. Luckily building resilience is a process that we can develop over time by learning and using helpful techniques. Read this guide on how to build your resilience.
source: Luke Hopewell | Senior Specialist Writer - Telstra