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How to Adapt to Working From Home

Posted Apr 7, 2020

With almost everyone working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be hard for the employees these days to optimize their working situations. Whether you are leading a team or part of a team, it’s easy to feel less productive or less effective. Even though in today’s digital world it is relatively easy for companies to adapt their daily working routine to this process, it can still be psychologically challenging for the employees.

As the Coronavirus outbreak and social isolation continue, AdColony partner LinkedIn Learning has offered up a bevy of courses to educate employees on best work from home (WFH) practices and help them adjust to the current reality. Remote Working: Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up for Success includes 16 courses from 14 business professionals around the world giving tips to adjusting to changes in your work environment. 

Critical Tip: Time Management
Working from home is a wonderful opportunity to spend more time with pets and family, but it also presents some challenges in terms of time management. Because every day feels the same without the subconscious time markers of an office environment, it is helpful to create a productive workspace. 

Best practices from LinkedIn:

  • You shouldn’t work from bed when you are at home. Instead, design a specific place in your home designated for work. 
  • Start a to-do list daily to keep yourself on task while working. Productivity begins with the right mindset. 
  • Stick to your to-do list to finish your task and try to stay away from your phone.
  • Keep your hours and work and home spaces clearly defined. 

Another Tip: Keep Moving
We move and walk when in an office more than we realize. While the new batch of remote workers can’t go to the gym, they should still get up, move around, and stay active throughout the day.

  • Consider short breaks here and there instead of thirty-minute or hour-long lunch breaks.
  • Take a walk around the block. (But maintain social distancing!) Yoga or light free weights can also help get you moving. 
  • Consider turning off notifications during these short breaks.

LinkedIn’s Remote Working lesson plan also includes courses on managing virtual teams and leading at a distance and educational business courses on using Skype, WebEx, BlueJeans and Zoom tools. This series helps professionals optimize working remotely whether you’re new to remote work or not, and whether you’re leading a team or part of a team involving distributed team members.

If you’d like to discover how to be productive and stay connected when working from home, you can start your learning path at LinkedIn. 

About LinkedIn
LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 500 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenue coming from Talent Solutions, Marketing Solutions, and Premium Subscriptions products. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices across the globe.

AdColony & LinkedIn
As partners for several years, AdColony and LinkedIn are helping professionals connect and reach their business goals through LinkedIn Marketing Solutions in Turkey, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. To learn more about AdColony’s partnership with LinkedIn, check out our website.

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