teleworkers

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Adjusting to teleworking, especially during a pandemic, can take time. Be patient with yourself as you learn new technology and set new work practices. With a little preparation, working from home can be just as productive as working in an office. Here are some tips and tools to help you succeed. 

  • Work with your IT department to ensure you have the tools and equipment you need to do your work and that you are trained on how to use them
  • Establish a routine and stick to your schedule
  • Shower and dress as you would for a normal workday
  • Find a quiet, well-lit area; minimize distractions
  • Complete a home office safety check to ensure your setup is safe and comfortable
  • Step away from your workstation for five minutes each hour and take breaks to stretch
  • Discuss time and performance expectations with your manager
  • Regularly communicate with your manager about work priorities, deliverables, and your schedule
  • Video chat with colleagues frequently to brainstorm new ideas and stay connected
  • Maintain boundaries and unplug at the end of your workday

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Resources for teleworking parents

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For more information about teleworking, call 511 and say “iCommute” or email iCommute@sandag.org.

 

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