USING A TOMATO & OTHER PSYCHOLOGY TIPS!

CREATE FOCUS A tomato-shaped kitchen timer is a great productivity tool. This can also link to physical health. Working from home can be way more sedentary, so use the 5 minute breaks to get up and have a walk. If you monitor step count, then try to keep this at the same level as when […]

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR BROADBAND

Many people will be thinking about the speed of their home Wi-Fi but far more significant is the speed of access to the Internet. Broadband  connectivity may be subject to contention: where several homes are competing for the same bandwidth to reach the telephone exchange and beyond. This will vary according to other people in […]

RUNNING ONLINE MEETINGS

Think about when you will use video on calls.  Have you got a suitable camera and will you wear different clothes when talking to customers as opposed to colleagues? And what’s in the background – will it be an unnecessary distraction for whoever you’re talking to? (Some tools offer the capability to blur the background […]

LOOKING AFTER YOUR AVAILABILITY

Keeping set work hours (and sticking to them) as well as adding these to your email signature can help you to differentiate between work time and home time.  Depending on the culture of your organisation, you may find that people’s expectations of a response vary (there’s a whole section on the Cultural implications of remote […]

PAID FOR THINGS THEY’VE MADE FREE!

Everyone love Martin Lewis and his moneysavingexpert.com site don’t they? Well you’ll be delighted to see he’s maintaining a list of all the best things which are not free to help you all get through the current situation! https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/team-blog/2020/03/paid-for-things-they-ve-made-free-boxsets–audiobooks–fitness-c/

TOOLS FOR BETTER READING & WRITING!

email – check! Slack – check! Teams working from home – check! Now you’re back to writing, consuming and editing documents but digitally, well it’s not quite the same as doing it with a green biro and some paper. Here are some tools which our team has recommended as the perfect place to start on […]

TOP PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS YOU MIGHT NOT ALREADY KNOW!

So now you’re all working remotely and you’v got through the first few days of acclimitisation your thoughts are probably moving beyond the question of “can people work?” to a more complex “how do we be as if not more productive than we were in the office?”. We here’s a list of some tool, both […]

GREAT TOOLS TO ENHANCE YOUR MEETINGS!

Just because you aren’t in the same building together doesn’t mean any interaction with the team needs to be compromised. WFH’s a great way to identify meetings which really could’ve been an email, and which are truly vital. For those, there’s plenty of resource available to you to keep communication flowing. Here are some of […]

DAVE THE DOG IS WORRIED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

It’s not easy talking to your kids about what’s going on, and that’s why there are a number of books being written right now to help you have this difficult conversation in a way that helps reduce the obvious anxiety that all family members, both little & large, re going through! Down load this helpful […]

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