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 […]

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 […]

FREE COLLABORATION TOOLS

We believe that all of the below offer some level of free service which might help you get through the coming months Microsoft Teams (free tier/trial) Google https://support.google.com/a/answer/1631886?hl=en https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/g-suite/helping-businesses-and-schools-stay-connected-in-response-to-coronavirus Cisco Webex BlueJeans https://wurkr.io/ Digital Office Space LogMeIn (GoTo Meetings) Slack Zoom  https://www.flowdock.com/ (free for teams of up to 5) https://discordapp.com/ – usually used by gamers […]

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TECHNOLOGY FAILS?

HAVE PLANS C & D READY TO GO! At the point that we’re working remotely because it’s part of business continuity plan, then we are already on Plan B.  So what comes next?  How do we build contingency into remote working? Disaster Recovery plan – review your existing disaster recovery procedures. Are they up to […]

DON’T FORGET INFORMATION SECURITY!

It might be the last thing on your mind immediately, but our duty to protect our business and customers hasn’t gone away! Unless you have your own secure office space – be mindful of who you are sharing your living space with. People’s personal information must still be protected even when working remotely. Privacy – […]

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