For many, the idea of working from home as a remote work can be exciting. But it does come with its own set of challenges. We share some simple tips on how to make remote working a success for you and your colleagues.
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There are many reasons why an expert would decide to start working from home while living abroad. Maybe they’re a non-working spouse who wants to help the family by bringing a complementary salary to the table. Perhaps they are a parent who is now ready to get back in the market. Another possibility is that the person already has a job, and their company gets them to work from home. Or maybe they’re a keen entrepreneur with their eye on the world.
When did the Remote work phenomenon start?
The wave of the spread of Covid-19 disease these days in our country has affected all activities! In addition to friendly activities and relationships, business relationships and business activities were also influenced.
In order to fulfill their social responsibility, most businesses started to change the executive processes in their company or organization. One of these measures is the remote working of employees.
I was a freelancer for several years and currently, due to the type of my activity, I mostly work remotely and work with different collections and organizations. During the last few days, when the trend of remote work has increased in our country, I often see that my friends and colleagues are tired of working remotely and complaining.
Some of the concerns mentioned are:
- time management and productivity
- personal finances, health insurance, or school tuition
- working too much and not being able to take any vacation or time off
- feeling isolated, and not being able to share or collaborate with a colleague
How to find a remote job?
If you’re ready for remote work, but do not know where to start, follow the next initial steps to your intent:
- Check up your portfolio and CV, and write your cover letters to underscore what a great independent worker you are.
- Define what really motivates you at work.
- Practice your remote work presentation skills (as video interviews will be inevitable).
- Use special remote work job boards (for example, Remote.co or Flexjobs)
- Bookmark the career pages of remote organizations in your sphere
- Search LinkedIn for remote job options.
I decided to share my main experiences with everyone in a friendly article. I hope this article will help my friends and make remote work activities easier these days.
I wrote an article on March 18, 2020, on Medium about the influence of COVID-19 on business, and so that everyone can use it, and it is visible to everyone. After the decrease, in the COVID-19 crisis, all businesses prefer to count on Remote work and keep this culture, so just now I want to share my experiences about this case with my colleague.
Can everything be done remotely?
At the beginning of the article, I must say that unfortunately, some jobs do not have the ability to work remotely. But jobs such as programming, online marketing, social network assistant, content production, and the like have the possibility of full remote work.
First: Observe normal working hours!
Depending on each person’s job, some people may be able to do their work activities in hours other than normal working hours. But this often has a negative effect on a person’s performance and productivity! Try to do the desired work at the same time as in in-person mode.
Second: observe the ergonomics of the work!
Most of the time, when working remotely, we need to sit behind our own computer system and do our work. Due to the difference between home and work environment, we usually do not observe the ergonomics of working with a computer!
Failure to comply with such issues can cause fatigue and even irreparable complications in the long run! So please take these things seriously.
Third: stay away from social networks and marginal issues!
Try to leave social media at work and don’t go to them at all! Distraction is one of the most serious issues in reducing the performance and efficiency of remote work.
Fourth: Take a break every 75 to 90 minutes.
Convert your activity from an hour and a quarter to an hour and a half. After finishing each interval, stand up; Do stretching exercises, and walk a little. Eat some food and have a short chat with the people around you.
Fifth: Be in touch with at least one colleague.
If you have a job position that can be done without the need of others, try to be in contact with at least one of the colleagues with whom you have the most similar work or with whom you are more comfortable. Seeing another person working alongside you in your joint business activities can increase your motivation…
Sixth: Create a dedicated workplace.
If you can, dedicate a part of your home to work. In this way, the margins of distraction are also reduced. But if you don’t have the possibility to allocate a dedicated space, at least try to always do your work in one place. It means that we should not work one day behind the desk and one day on the sofa.
These recommendations were experiences that I struggled with while working #remotely. I hope you will find it useful and use it.
Remote work may become rewarding for you personally and may totally fit your working style.
Do not hesitate to try this option and ask your manager if any possibilities for working remotely exist. Even once a week can help improve your work-life balance. If it works, you may be able to telecommute more often and turn your job into a fully remote position.
Professor Siavosh Kaviani was born in 1961 in Tehran. He had a professorship. He holds a Ph.D. in Software Engineering from the QL University of Software Development Methodology and an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Chelsea.
More than 15 years of relevant practical and professional in Europe, the SADC region & the U. K. with management, administration, planning, coordinating, quality assurance & control technical/environmental studies, surveys, designs, Preparation of specifications, and contract administration of European Development Funds (EDF), World Bank, DANIDA, BADEA, AfDB funded projects and FIDIC Conditions of contract. , specifications, tender documentation, construction supervision, and contract administration and resolution of construction disputes, financial control, training, maintenance management, Construction Dispute Adjudication, Arbitration, and Mediation.
Maryam Momeni was born in 1970 in Tehran. She holds a degree in Literature - German language from the Melli University of Tehran.
As an assistant administrator, my duties will include overseeing and analyzing financial operations, approving purchases and expenditures, mediating between staff and other executives, appointing heads of departments, marketing and promoting the business, and facilitating training programs. My expertise in streamlining business operations will help the organization thrive and maximize efficiency and profits.
Since May 2009 to present, have been International Construction Projects Advisor on Contract
Administration of the Overseas Construction Association of Japan, Inc. (OCAJI), Tokyo, Japan
・ Supporting the projects of Contract Management Research Group,
to edit several publications in respect of contract management for international construction
・ Regularly lectured on general contract management under FIDIC since 2009, and on the claim
management on FIDIC since 2010 till the present at the seminars yearly organized by OCAJI.