5 essential tips on working from home during lockdown.
Updated: Aug 23
During these uneasy times, it's best to prepare yourself for working from home in case lockdown hits your area. Are you prepared? Here are 5 essential tips to make working from home easy and smooth
1. Cloud Based
It is essential for your office to be completely cloud-based. This makes it so much easier for you to work and access your files or CRM from anywhere at any time. @realtys CRM is cloud-based so you can access this anywhere. We also use the G-Suit so you can access your emails and files on any device.
2. Video Calls
Make sure you have access to video calls as this creates better communication between you and your clients or staff. @realty's CRM is connected with Google Hangouts - Google Hangouts makes it easy to connect with people via talk, text, or video, and the app allows you to create groups that can be connected again and again all on a secure platform.
Prepare yourself for the day by sticking to your usual morning routine. Exercise, shower and have breakfast in the same way you would if you were going into the office. This positive start will lay the foundations for a productive day. Outlining a clear structure to your day will help to keep you on track with deadlines and prompt the mental association you have with going to work. The @realy CRM lets you create tasks and goals inside the CRM so you can track yourself
4. Establish a work space
One of the big challenges when it comes to working remotely is keeping your work and home lives separate. Most people work for around eight hours during the day, it’s worth dedicating a few minutes beforehand to create yourself a quiet and comfortable place to work. Wherever possible, set yourself up with desk and office chair that allows for good posture, avoid sitting on your couch or your bed as you may begin to feel too relaxed and loose concentration.
5. Keep in touch with people
Don’t Forget to Socialise with your work colleagues! It's important to keep in touch with the outside world and not get caught up in the news. @realtys team uses the Google hangouts chat app to keep in touch and up to date with the team