Guide to Working from Home
Working remotely sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? You can roll out of bed at least an hour later, cook yourself an elaborate breakfast and stay in your pajamas all day long. Maybe you even eat said breakfast in front of the TV while watching cartoons. Sounds awesome, right? Sign me up.
But then reality sets in and you realize that you’re expected to be productive. Probably more productive than you were when you were expected to be “in the office.”
Oh gosh! What’s a person to do?
Fret not, my dear reader. Your friend Brady is here to help you with our guide to all the apps, tools, advice, and everything inbetween to make sure that you can be so successful that you put your co-workers to shame.
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR PRODUCTIVELY WORKING FROM HOME
Let’s be honest, getting work done away from your desk can be a struggle.
Whether you’re just at home for the day or switching to a permanent remote work situation, distractions lurk around every corner and it’s far too easy for productivity to take a nosedive. To put yourself in the best situation to get some meaningful work done, we suggest focusing on the same criteria world-class detectives do when they’re on a case.
Motive: Clearly define the short and long term goals of your remote work to make sure you stay on-task and don’t get overwhelmed.
Means: Double-check that you have all the devices, chargers, files, spreadsheets, snacks, etc. to self-sufficiently get your work done.
Opportunity: Realistically schedule your work sessions around your home life so you can maximize your time and avoid over-committing to coworkers or customers.
For our full list of tips and tricks that help you handle your business from home, check out the full blog.
WORKING REMOTE FOR A WHILE? YOU NEED WEBPHONE
The most difficult part of working from home is staying just as connected to your customers and coworkers as you were at your desk. But who even needs a desk when WebPhone transforms your laptop into a mobile office complete with texting, one-click video conferencing, and even the nitty gritty stuff like voicemail and contact management?
Check out our How-To Guide to learn how you can get WebPhone today, plus all the other ways it makes working from home a breeze.
HOW TO TAKE YOUR DESK PHONE HOME WITH YOU
For many of us, there is simply no replacing our trusty desk phone.
Computer softphones try, and mobile apps work in a pinch, but there’s just no feeling quite like slamming down the physical receiver after a closed sale or productive call with our boss.
If you too are a desk phone enthusiast, then bow howdy do I have news for you! With FluentStream, it's as easy as grandma’s apple pie to take your favorite phone home with you and use it just like you do at the office.
Find out how in our How-To Guide.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO MANAGE REMOTE WORKERS
As a business owner or manager, you absolutely trust your employees to stay on-task while they work from home.
But you also know how cute some of their dogs are…
How wild some of their kids are…
How often a certain someone gets distracted without supervision…
(Full Disclosure: I may or may not be that certain someone in our office)
The good news is, there are tons of tools and applications designed specifically to help you help your team be productive while they work remotely.
We’ve collected our top recommendations into this handy blog post so you can run your business without missing a beat.
HOW-TO GUIDE FOR ALL YOUR REMOTE WORK FEATURES
Working remotely requires you to download and learn a whole new toolbox of features and applications. We know that can get frustrating, especially when you’re isolated at home with no direct access to IT.
You might find yourself wondering:
How do I set up a video conference?
How do I forward calls to my cell phone if I need to step out?
How do I send a fax from my email?
Don’t worry, dear reader, we have the answers to those questions and many more in our Remote Work Features How-To Guide.
FLUENTSTREAM’S WORKING FROM HOME FAQ
Our goal is the same as yours: for you to be just as productive working from home as you are at the office.
To help you make the most of FluentStream’s remote work features, we collected all the top questions we’ve been getting lately and provided in-depth answers.
Check out the full FAQ for more information, or contact our Client Support Team at 303-GO-CLOUD if you need immediate assistance.