With the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, people are being asked to limit in-person interactions for an indeterminate amount of time. Thanks to technology, many types of work can be done remotely. If you’re new to the work-from-home lifestyle, whether due to coronavirus or because you have a position that allows for remote-based work, here are a few tips to help make working remotely a success.
Setting up It is a good idea to let your Information Technology (IT) department or group know that you plan to work remotely. Bring any devices and accessories you need from work, choose a dedicated space in the house, and plug it all in. If you haven’t used remote access in a while, give it a try soon to verify it is still working for you.
Testing Check all the same functions you regularly use or need at the office, such as opening and saving files, internet connection, applications, and solutions to confirm they are working as expected. Do not forget about printing, scanning, or faxing. Have near you the best way to contact IT support and how to properly escalate in case of any issues.
Being mindful Understand that, depending on the individual situation, the performance of applications and services may not be the same as in the office. In addition, keep in mind that the increased number of people working remotely due to the spread of the coronavirus disease can similarly lead to technology performance issues.
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