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Making the Most of Remote Access Jobs: Our Best Tips

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Thu, Feb 04, 2016 at 7:45PM

One of our favorite parts of remote network access is, of course, the ability it gives us to work from virtually anywhere. This freedom will let you get tasks done from the comfort of your own home or the site of your next international business meeting.

However, we know that there are a few issues that can arise when you’re not working in a physical office. In today’s blog, we will be sharing a few of our best ways to stay productive and in-the-know when working remotely.

Find (or create) your perfect workspace

When you don’t have a physical workplace to go to every day, you must find (or create) a work area that helps you achieve projects and tasks. This place is different for everybody—for some, it’s a cozy home office, while for others it’s a neighborhood coffee shop or even the local park. Wherever you choose to work, be sure to choose a place that’s inspiring as well as conducive to your productivity.

Set a routine

Those who work remotely may experience problems staying on schedule due to their lack of a routine. While working at home can be more comfortable than heading to the office every day, it’s important to set up a routine for yourself so you’re always in the work mindset when you need to be.

Different people do this in different ways, but a few key rules of thumb are to 1) wake up early and start work at the same time every day and 2) save leisure activities for later in the day, when your work is done. Doing so will allow you to better differentiate between work and off time, and can result in increased productivity.

Eliminate distractions

Think about your remote workplace—are there any distractions there that keep you from completing tasks? Whether it’s your home TV set, a noisy street or other factors, be sure to find ways to avoid them while you’re working, even if this means switching up your regular routine. By avoiding noisy distractions, you can get more done in less time… which is a great perk of working remotely.

Establish clear goals for yourself

Every day, be sure to set a list of clear, doable goals for yourself. Will you complete a client project, catch up on emails, get started on a new account, or something else? By establishing clear guidelines for what you want to get done, you will have a clear “finish line” to aim for throughout the day. This can also help to ensure that you stay on track with everyone back at the office.

Communicate with colleagues

Finally, be sure to touch base with your employees or coworkers throughout the day! By working remotely, you may not be in the know when it comes to updates, developments on a certain account and other changes to your work. Keep in touch with regular emails, phone calls or other means of communication to ensure that you and your colleagues are always on the same page.

We hope that these ideas help you accomplish while working remotely! And please let us know how we can help set up remote access in your workplace today.

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