April 7, 2021
For most businesses, working remotely in some capacity has become part of their normal operations. Here are some ideas for how you can increase your productivity in your remote workspace.
Use your peripherals – if you are working at home with a laptop and struggling with a small screen and track pad, remember that you can plug in a monitor, keyboard and mouse and make your laptop a full-size solution. Also, did you know can use your home printer even if you are remoting on to your office workstation? This is a great convenience for those who need printing capabilities from their remote workspace.
Be wired – many of us are using our laptops that we would normally use in the kitchen to look up a recipe or in the living room for online shopping where wireless connecting works great. Now that we need to use this equipment for work, you may want to consider connecting your laptop directly to your modem using an Ethernet/Network cable for a more stable and effective connection. Keep in mind certain laptops will require an adaptor for this type of connection and make sure you get a cable that is long enough to reach your laptop from your modem.
Restart your tech – make it a habit to reboot your workstation, laptop, and modem on a weekly basis. When you leave your computer on, background programs and applications consume a good amount of resources. Shutting down or restarting your computer refreshes your memory and prompts important updates and tools to run maintenance tasks. If you are remotely logging onto your office computer, be sure to use the Restart option.