Work From Home Tips: Get Technology in Order

  • A computer is an important piece of technology. A laptop is easiest to use at home, however if you don’t have access to a laptop you can set up a desktop PC
  • Ensuring you have access to company resources is essential. Think of files you access as well as any special programs. You can utilize a remote desktop program, or even better, you can set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Don’t forget paper if printing is important to your role. You may need to have a printer at home or some way to print remotely
  • Most homes are not lighted the same way as an office. Take a moment to assess your workspace – do you need additional light? Can you move closer to a window? Maybe a sun lamp would be useful
  • You know how when you need something you walk over to your coworker and ask, well that is a little harder when they are miles away instead of a few feet. So, setting up a chat tool to be able to communicate is vital. Look into Microsoft Teams or Slack, they are both good options
  • Probably the most important part of your home technology, to be considered, is your Internet connection. Be sure you have a solid connection with enough speed to support all the people in your house. The last thing you want is to have little Johnny start playing a video game in the middle of a video call with an important client and have it kill your connection.