Who can resist a list? Part III.

10 Ways to make working remotely Fun (and Effective).


·            Make sure you have great tech and great tech disciplines (screens, phones, headphones with a mute button).

·            Design a functional, personalised, inspirational work space – with a comfy chair and great lighting.

·            Create work triggers for your brain – start and finish at the same time every day, start the day with a daily to-do list, structure your day to resemble a work day, don’t do non-work activities during the day.

·            Spell out protocols (expected response time to emails/texts, contactable hours, procedures for emergency contact, reduce distractions (no-go hours).

·            Beware the forces of darkness (the fridge, social media, the TV, the sofa and your private phone line).

·            Get outside every day and bring the outside in.

·            Figure out what time you’re at your best and plan to do the important (not the urgent) stuff then.

·            Don’t look at your phone or your screen until you’ve had coffee, done some exercise and got dressed!

·            Eat healthy – sit down in a different room – away from your screen, phone and desk.

·            Pretend you’re not home.



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Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts is founder of Red Rose Consulting; business leader and educator; author and speaker; adviser on marketing, creative thinking and leadership.


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