At QORF we use a Working at Home Safety Checklist to help ensure that working conditions at home are up to standard.
The attached file can be used as a template to create your own Safety Checklist.
Tips and Tricks to get the best out of working from home
The one question I am often asked by acquaintances and customers is: How do I ensure business continuity when I allow my team to work from home?
My answer is – make sure you create a culture and technology environment to allow a successful setup of a temporary work from home station.
I understand that for some people, working from home instead of the conventional workplace may be a cultural shock at first. Some people even consider working from home rather unproductive, they feel lonely and not motivated enough to finish projects because they miss the company of others. In my opinion, this is a very old way of looking at a workspace. Read More
More and more employees in Australia are being encouraged or directed to work from home in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. …
But what if you injure yourself while working at home, or don’t have the proper equipment to do your job safely?
Source: ABC News
Amazon, Twitter, CNN, and Facebook are just a few of the companies requiring their in-office employees to work remotely in response to the coronavirus outbreak. This may seem like a dream – some workers are wondering if they’ll ever go back – but for teams, managers, and businesses who are not well-versed in remote work, this sudden change may feel like a nightmare. Since more than 40% of our team at Poll Everywhere works remotely, we’ve curated their top 20 tips for success, whether you’re a seasoned remote worker or brand new to the game.
Source: Poll Everywhere
So, here’s what we do know, COVID-19 has everyone shook. And rightly so, loads of companies are encouraging their employees to work from home (WFH) in an effort to stop the spread of the disease and the likelihood of contracting it.
While WFH might sound pretty glorious at the beginning (hello no pants life), for those who aren’t used to working solo is can prove a bit challenging to stay on track and motivated when Neflix is just a mere click away.
To help you get through the foreseeable future, I—an all-year-long WFH gal—have rounded up six tried and tested hacks you need to know to work from home like a legend. READ ON …
Source: The Urban List
Our Co-Workers in Asia
When the novel coronavirus started spreading across Asia in January, forcing the world’s largest work-from-home experiment, not many knew what to expect, least of all Bloomberg’s 400-plus journalists in the region. Six weeks later (and counting), only now are some starting to return to the office.
Meanwhile, the great experiment is going worldwide as Covid-19 cases mount in the U.S. and Europe, with Spain and France joining Italy on lockdown, and cities such as New York grinding to a halt. Chances are that you, too, will be executing a mandatory telecommute sometime soon, if you aren’t already.
To help get you through your own ad-hoc, at-home office situation, we turned to our colleagues in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Tokyo for tips and advice.
Working from home offers many advantages, including the flexibility of setting your own schedule, saving time and money by eliminating your daily commute, and allowing you to start a business with minimal overhead. However, being successful in a home office requires creating an office space that promotes efficiency in a non-traditional work environment.
When you begin to set up your home office, one of two things tend to happen. Either you are unable to easily identify what equipment and technology you use every day so you underestimate what you will need to get your office up and running, and quickly find yourself struggling. You clearly see each individual item you may need and are overwhelmed by the thought of meeting every one of those needs down to the last staple.
In either of these cases, it wouldn’t be a surprise to find yourself running around in circles before you’re able to focus your efforts and create an office that will help you work productively.
Use this checklist to develop a well-rounded yet streamlined list of what you need in your home office. Check the items you absolutely need and circle the items you may eventually want to add to create a prioritized list of your home office essentials.
Source: the balance small business
Never before have workers telecommuted on such a broad scale. Millions of people are trying to work from home — if they can, of course. Life Kit wants to help WFH work for you, especially if you’re doing so for the first time.
Here are some pro-tips for working remotely, possibly for an extended period of time.
Working from home is a dream to most, but it comes with its own challenges. Mentally leaving “home mode” and entering “work mode” can be difficult if you never physically leave your house and your bed is only steps away. How can you actually become inspired to get work done in such cozy conditions?
While it may be easy to flop down on the couch in your sweatpants and decide it’s your new office, curating the space you work from is essential to your productivity and state of mind. As a remote worker, taking the time to thoughtfully choose the right setup is a worthy investment of your time.
While distributed teams are on the rise, some leaders are hesitant to embrace remote because of the perceived security risks. Employees accessing company data on public wifi at a coffee shop in Bali is a chief security officer’s worst nightmare. But remote work is here to stay.
Companies need to find ways to allow location flexibility while also keeping data safe. Though there’s a lot that’s done on an infrastructure level to keep customer data secure, the truth is your company’s data is only as secure as the weakest individual link.