As more Australians work remotely to help stop the spread of coronavirus, virtual workplaces are becoming the new normal.
However, some might find it more challenging than expected. If you’re struggling to settle in to the new home office, follow these tips to make working from home work for you.
Set up your workspace
While you may have once longed for the opportunity to work from the couch – the novelty is likely to wear off faster than you think!
If you use a computer, consider investing in a sturdy desk and an ergonomic chair to avoid any discomfort or injury a poor set-up could cause.
It’s also important to ensure your internet connection and technology is fully functional so you can reliably complete your work.
Stick to a routine
We humans are creatures of habit, and the importance of a good morning routine is often underestimated.
And, just because you don’t have to commute to the office or meet with colleagues, it doesn’t mean you should abandon your usual morning ritual.
Experts agree that maintaining a professional appearance can improve performance, and it can also help us to differentiate work life from home life.
Understand the risks
With more people working remotely, there is also higher risk of cyberattacks and fraud.
To avoid getting into hot water, follow your employer’s cybersecurity protocols and avoid sharing sensitive information on third-party platforms.
Business as usual
Working from home doesn’t have to change everything. Just as many businesses have adapted by moving their services online, your broker can still help you with your finance needs.
At Liberty, our advisers are all working from home and are equipped to help you get financial – by phone, email or video call. For finance support during these changing times, contact a Liberty Adviser today.