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Apr 2020

How to work from home

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Sally Danbury

Sally Danbury

Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo APAC

Our connected world has accommodated remote working for some time. Many employees already work from home as part of a flexible work arrangement. However, there has been little guidance on how to work from home effectively on a full-time basis.  
 
Covid-19 has forced many workers out of the workplace and into their homes. Some of us are working from home for the first time and many are finding themselves surprisingly ill-prepared. What was once a privilege for some, is now compulsory for many and, as a result,  working from home has lost its allure. Our homes offer comfort in our down-time outside of the work environment but now our homes are required to perform a dual purpose, providing an adequate solution for both work and play.  
 
The challenge of isolation is more mental than physical. Emotional fluctuations and varying levels in concentration during our working day are to be expected, yet how can we learn to control them to be effective? And how can we increase our productivity while enjoying our free time for a healthy work life balance? 
 
Kineo offers learners reassurance that with the right tools, it is entirely possible to embrace this new way of working as our normal Monday-to-Friday existence. Our newly launched ‘Working from home’ course is designed to keep leaders of organisations, HR leaders and individuals productive and positive when working remotely.

Adopt good habits to get the most out of working from home

The course teaches strategies to stay productive and manage a good work-life balance in a home-work environment. The course includes tips for organising a dedicated ergonomic desk space or home office, as well as optimising positive mental health when remotely working. 
 
Learners can expect to gain the following knowledge. 

  • Helps them prepare for working from home. 
  • Provides an overview of the benefits and challenges of working from home. 
  • Reinforces that the usual expectations of work still apply. 

‘Working from Home’ provides tips on how to remain connected with team members through instant messaging, video conferencing tools and video calls, to not get distracted by social media and to understand the importance of taking regular breaks. A routine that reinforces healthy working hours ensures productive work and a good work life balance. This is an informal, user-friendly animated course with memorable interactive practice activities that underline best practice work environments and ergonomic home office setups. 

Maximise your or your staff’s productivity while ensuring a good work life balance 

Whether working from home is a temporary arrangement to minimise further risks with the Coronavirus outbreak or it is a shift to a more permanent situation, ‘Working from Home’ will help. The course will benefit both team leaders looking after a remote workforce and individuals seeking guidance on an effective formula for working from home.

To see what you can expect, we have created a Working from home course trailer or learners can simply access the helpful 10-minute interactive course directly from Kineo’s course library.  
 

Sally Danbury

Sally Danbury

Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo APAC

Since the year immemorial Sally has exercised an avid passion for creativity with words, images and Pilates.  She is most content in the workplace when crafting enticing messages that inspire and engage.