What You Should Know about Working Remotely
As Indonesia is adopting the social distancing approach, more companies are playing it safe and asking their employees to work from home. If you are one of these people, there are a few things you should consider.
Use a VPN for Optimal Internet Security
A VPN ensures your work and security is protected. Although there are many free options available, you get what you pay for. Here is a list of commonly used VPN’s for you to consider.
Reliable Internet is Important
Working remotely requires a stable internet connection. If your job is mainly offline and requires few emails and Zoom calls, a 10mbs download speed should be enough. If you regularly need to download larger files, you might need more. Vinoti Living has had great success working with Indihome, Fibernet, and Indosat. If your internet speed is not up to your expectations, here are some tips for improving your connection.
Self-Discipline is Harder than You Think
Remotely working away from your office will not be easy if it’s your first time. You will be responsible for keeping yourself on track. With Facebook, Netflix, and Instagram one click away, you'll need to build self-discipline. Here are some suggestions to stay on target:
- Set daily, weekly, and monthly targets.
- Schedule your day around the work you need to accomplish. Make blocks and set breaks to keep yourself motivated.
- Communicate with your coworkers. Discussing what needs to bed one will keep you
- Minimize distractions.
Spruce up Your Home Work Environment
Your physical comfort and environment are linked to your motivation. Therefore, it is important to spruce up your workspace. Consider your desk and chair. The chair should be positioned in a way that your computer monitor is an arm’s length away. Depending on your height, the table should be 70cm in height and the seat of your chair 30cm below for optimal ergonomics. This will allow you to remain comfortable while working. Flowers or potted plants have also been shown to increase productivity and creativity. The bottom line, however, is that you should prepare and decorate your work area to make you feel happy and comfortable.
Working from home is a very rewarding experience. It supplies you with freedom, but it also forces you to keep yourself motivated and disciplined. Be sure to make your work environment is comfortable and well decorated to maintain your motivation. Following the tips given in this article ensures you have an enjoyable time working from home.