Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been an a push for employees around the world to work from home. While many organizations have previously frowned upon the remote work movement, they are changing their mindset in an effort to protect the health of their employees.
Remote work is gaining acceptance as major companies including Google, Amazon and Facebook, restrict travel and ask employees to work from home (WFH).
Employees are embracing remote working opportunities too. We’ve seen tweet after tweet on this evolving trend and came across a few great #WorkWherever tips along the way. Here are a few of our favorites.
Here are my top #RemoteWork tips:
✅Start your day with clear priorities
💻Have a dedicated workspace
☕️Take a short break every 90 minutes
📹Have video calls to stay connected to your colleagues
📱Keep your cell phone in another room when you need to focus
Any tips to add?
— Elena Salazar | Digital Marketer (@elenacsalazar) March 9, 2020
We are about to find out how much work could have actually been done better at home, in sweats, on the couch, petting your dog.
The answer is going to be a lot. #COVID19 #coronavirus #COVID2019 #WorkFromHome
— Adam B. Hill, M.D. (@Adamhill1212) March 11, 2020
#Remoteworking? Remember to make your workspace a place you want to work at each day. Invest in some good lighting, comfortable seating, and healthy snacks. You will thank yourself! #remotework pic.twitter.com/pDXQEITuvV
— Chanell T. (@Chanell_Alex1) March 10, 2020
What happens when your employer instructs you to work from home, but your work-at-home spouse makes clear that you're not welcome there because you mumble when you type?
Asking for a friend.
— Greg Miller (@gregpmiller) March 10, 2020
As someone who works from home, I love that #remoteworking is trending.
Once you get your system set up, you will see just how productive you can be. You will measure your success by the work you do and the results you see, not just hours in an office.
— Christina Garnett (@ThatChristinaG) March 10, 2020
Welcome to the work-from-home club. I've been doing this for 12 years. My biggest advice is don't have any food in the kitchen that you don't want to binge. You'll eat it all in one day if it's available, which is why I haven't had a bag of potato chips in my house for 12 years.
— Erin Strout (@erinstrout) March 10, 2020
This is the greatest opportunity for you to step up and show leadership.
Work hard to support remote teams. Stay engaged and focus on outcomes.
Employee safety is top priority. Update your customers and leverage digital channels. Remove obstacles. Be accessible.
— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) March 10, 2020
My main concern with being forced to work from home for an extended period, is how hard it will be on my dog when I return to a normal schedule. https://t.co/lFlfDLe8dV
— Casey B. Head (@CaseyBHead) March 10, 2020
Working from home for much of the day, get to use my new desk.. but went for a walk round the block first to make me feel like I was going to work… ✍🏼 📞 ☕️ pic.twitter.com/2WhiEn1eFt
— Leanne Brown (@LeanneBrownBBC) March 11, 2020
Working from home? I've worked from home for more than 10 years. A few hot tips:
1) Get up & move every hour. Go outside if you can.
2) Send regular updates to your manager.
3) Log your accomplishments. Your bosses don't see you, so you need to make sure they see your work.
— Sarah Pulliam Bailey (@spulliam) March 10, 2020
Crazy that it takes a global virus for businesses to understand #remoteworking might be a good idea.
Why not let your people work from home, choose their most productive hours, and give them more control over how they work.
It will only drive productivity. #TuesdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/In2jpGDylb
— Luke Kyte (@LukeKyte101) March 10, 2020