Combating Working From Home Issues
Technology has made it possible for more people to work from home. You no longer have to leave the comfort of your own home in order to get your work done. With a laptop, internet connection and a phone, you can easily connect with colleagues, clients and customers from anywhere in the world. You can also take advantage of online tools and resources that can make your workday more productive and efficient.
Technology hang-ups while working from home are a common occurrence. No matter how prepared you are, there will always be glitches that can easily avoided with the tools at your disposal--headaches and all other sorts of frustration await, but we will explore some ways to protect yourself from these hang-ups!
Technology Tips to Make Your Work-From-Home Experience Better
1. Wifi Security
When you work from home, your Wi-Fi connection should be a top priority. In fact it could very well determine how much information about yourself and others is exposed while browsing the web or using other applications on their devices that connect wirelessly through this same network setup at times without encryption - which presents an unnecessary risk for sensitive customer data if not properly protected! Think of all those people around town who don't know they have been broadcasting everything happening inside our house (and even outside) via unprotected routers during business hours.
With so many people online, it's important to make sure your connection can keep up. You might also want run an internet speed test just for good measure!
2. PC Security
Working remotely has been the norm for many years now, but as technology advances so does hackers. It's important to protect your home computer from viruses and other malware that could steal valuable information like passwords or credit card numbers by installing anti-virus software. Especially before connecting wirelessly through WiFI hotspots at places such as coffee shops where you might be tempted to work!
3. Saving Work To Your Database
Your work is important and so are the records of what you do. Unfortunately, accidents can happen when we least expect them to - like losing data or information due unexpected reboots in our PCs! Make sure that the autosave feature, on all of your devices, has been turned on. Even after turning it on, it is important to frequently check that it has remained on.
While security and privacy are important to the flow of working of from home, it is even more important that you take time to care for yourself too! Mixing work and home life can be difficult, here are some ways to combat frustration:
- Take frequent breaks
- Make time to communicate with your co-workers
- Take a lunch break away from technology and work
It's no secret that the workforce is changing. With advances in technology, more and more people are able to work from home. This can be a great option for those who want to avoid long commutes, save money on daycare or simply have more flexibility in their lives. But it's not always easy to stay productive when you're working from home especially with technology hang-ups.