In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are working remotely than ever. Although working from home can be challenging, it can also offer opportunities for collaboration and productivity. Are you struggling to keep your productivity high while working from home? These tips were created by Simona Millham, SPOTO trainer.
WFH Tech Tips
Use any chat tool that you have to communicate with colleagues. There are many. Use GIFs and emojis. They’re not frivolous and add an extra layer of expression to technology communication.
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You’ll use chat more often if you are a Microsoft Teams user to communicate with your colleagues. Instead of checking whether someone is available, you can choose to be notified when they are online. To do this, click the “…” icon next to the name of the chat member and choose Notify when they are available.
It can be quite isolating to work from home. Respond immediately to any post in your chat channel. Even if it’s an emoji. If they said something to you in person, wouldn’t you not ignore them?
Windows Focus Assist can help you choose the notifications you want to receive if you have trouble focusing when working remotely.
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