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Remote work tips

Valley Box wants our remote working employees to make their work from home (WFH) experience the best it can be! That's why we put together some tips and tricks (we sourced from all over the internet) we think will help make your home office the perfect place to conduct business. 

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WORKSPACE

 

Pick a spot

Create a dedicated 'office' space, keep separation between work, family and sleep areas. Consider ergonomics and comfort! Try to replicate your at work desk setup: a comfortable chair, multiple monitors, a mouse and keyboard.

Communicate expectations

Make sure all residents of your home respect your space during work hours. Just because you're working from home doesn't mean you are home.

Keep devices prepared

Keep chargers for your phone and laptop at your workstation. Use a surge protector. It will keep your electronics safe from sudden spikes in your homes electric system.

 

REMOTE ETIQUETTE

 

Time clock

Clocking in is mandatory, continue to follow normal company protocol for tracking your time.

Lighting

Sit where you feel you will be most productive, keep in mind back lighting for any necessary video calls.

Reduce noise

Use earbuds with microphone to reduce background noise. In a group conference call mute your line when you are not speaking.

Take breaks

Continue normal break and lunch policies within your home or immediate property. Unforeseen distractions will occur, please be courteous with how your paid time is being spent.

Stay connected

Reach out to your supervisor with project progress updates in the morning and at the end of each work day.

 

HEALTH


Continue your routine

Get dressed, wash your face and wake up at your normal work time.

Eat healthy

Sugar highs and endless snacking lead to big lows. Food directly impacts mood and energy levels.

Topics: Tips

Alicia Guillette

Written by Alicia Guillette

Alicia Guillette, is now the third generation of family involved at Valley Box Company. Starting in 2006, she has taken Valley Box into the digital age by developing a new web presence, implementing enterprise resource management tools and expanding the product line to include material handling equipment.