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The Ultimate Guide of Work-from-Home Tips

Michael Morton
April 14, 2020
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For many, the idea of working from home conjures up images of working in your slippers without a stress in the world. But if you’ve ever worked remotely, you know it’s not always that easy. Lots of people just like you are working remotely now, and many struggle to stay engaged and productive during their workday. 

At TeamGantt, we’ve worked 100% remotely for over 10 years. We’ve encountered almost every obstacle working from home throws at you. Here are our most popular articles about working from home.

How to quickly set up your team to work from home

Do you need to transition your team quickly? Then this article is for you. We provide a simple action plan to help you shift your team to a work-from-home environment. All the tools we list are extremely affordable, if not completely free. 

You’ll learn about:

  • Basic necessities for home office setups
  • Free tools for remote meetings, file sharing, and project management
  • Tips for setting work schedules and meeting frequency

How to stay productive when you work from home

Staying productive is one of the biggest challenges of working from home. At TeamGantt, we’ve all been tempted to stream the latest new documentary or watch the big game while we work. For you, maybe it’s your kids or neighbors that keep you from focusing on your daily tasks. Whatever the distraction, this article gives solid advice on how to maximize your day.

You’ll learn about:

  • How to set your priorities
  • Why you should tackle your biggest task first
  • How to keep your distractions at bay
  • Why rewarding yourself with small breaks is good

How to create a stress-free home office

Work can be stressful enough on its own. But working from home can compound that stress if you don’t set clear boundaries for yourself and your family. In this article, we provide practical tips on how to establish and enforce those boundaries.

You’ll learn about:

  • How to set boundaries
  • Tips for setting working hours
  • Why spending time away from the house is important

11 ways to be totally awesome at working from home

This article provides additional steps you can take to make working from home productive and stress-free. Learn everything from the power of creating a dedicated work spot to the importance of dressing up to work from home. You can also read about how to stay socially connected and the virtues of overcommunication.

You’ll learn about:

  • How to set up your home office
  • How to communicate with your team
  • How to stay motivated and stimulate your brain

How to connect with coworkers when you work from home

It’s easy to feel isolated and alone when you work from home. The good news is, you can still build strong and trusting relationships with your team. This article shows you simple ways you can connect with coworkers to keep morale up and communication flowing. 

You’ll learn about:

  • The importance of compassion and transparency
  • Tips for having virtual fun together
  • How to boost morale on a regular basis
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