In today’s time, working from home has become the new norm for lots of companies. It can be a real challenge to WFH if you don’t have the right applications in place.
Today’s show is all about the best practices for working from home including our favorite applications, how we set healthy boundaries, and implementing a hybrid work schedule.
First and foremost, we want to start by saying we are so incredibly fortunate to have a job where we are able to work from home. It is a privilege to have a flexible job and to live in a time where we are able to work online. We know not everyone has this ability, and we couldn’t start an episode without mentioning that!
If you don’t have all of your documents and photos saved in a cloud-based drive, it is almost impossible to WFH. We are very organized (thanks to Kaley) and for the most part, it’s pretty easy to know where to find things without asking for help. If you are wanting to switch to working remotely, it is important that everyone knows how to navigate your softwares so that they find what they need.
We could not do anything we do without Google Suite! If you have your email setup through Google, we highly recommend using Google Drive, Photos, and all of the other amazing things that Google Suite has to offer. We store all of our documents within the Google Drive, organized by brand and projects. This makes everything easily accessible from anywhere!
If your business doesn’t have a task management system, RUN and get one! We use Asana on a daily basis to track our own individual tasks and collaborate as a team online. With Asana, you are able to build out sales processes, add due dates to tasks, and track where your employees are at on projects. It has made our lives so much easier!
Slack is the best for communicating in a “chat” or “text” style rather than email. It’s a more casual form of communication and is the quickest way to get a response from our team! We love that you can direct message co-workers, chat in a group, or create a “channel” if you are talking about something specific. For example, we have a chat geared towards our podcast where we communicate all things podcast-related in that. Best part? Slack is FREE!
Pro Tip: Set your notifications to your work hours so you aren’t getting alerted outside of work. You need your work/life balance even if you’re working from home!
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We have recently implemented a hybrid work-from-home schedule at Render! Essentially, we set Monday’s and Thursday’s to be our in-office days! We try to be consistent with this and make sure to have important meetings only on Monday’s + Thursday’s. We love having set days in the office because it allows us to be focused and really collaborate with the team!
Overall, these best practices have helped our team tremendously when working from home!
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