Did 2020 start interestingly. Many people who would otherwise commute every single day to work have suddenly due to pandemic become ad-hoc telecommuters. And I have seen in the example of my own company that this can be challenging.
This series of blog posts is meant to be a simple and yet somehow comprehensive guide for a healthy and productive work from home weeks or months ahead.
All of this is written from the perspective of the person who worked fully remote for 8 years and is now occasionally working from home - being in regular circumstances now mostly tied to the office for my working hours. I have experience in this, full time and part time, and I think I can help you.
Who is "you"? Well, this is meant to help mainly people who found themselves in a temporary telecommuting positions or those who are just starting their journey in the full time remote worker.
While my personal experience of working remotely was revolving around software engineering, I do plan for the guide to be useful for anyone who can possibly work remotely, no matter of your profession.
I am still today a big proponent of working remotely, because it gives me personally better focus and much higher productivity than commuting to the office daily - specially to that kind of the office which is popular these days - open floor plan office. But I am aware of the challenges of telecommuting, so hence this guide.
So… Let's get to work:
- Part 1: Stay healthy (phyisically)
- Part 2: Stay healthy (mentally)
- Part 3: Establish your Workspace (and limits)
- Part 4: Equipment (for work)