10 Best Practices for Working Remotely from the Select Spectrum Team

The Select Spectrum team has been working from home since March. We thought it would a good idea to share our 10 best tips from our experience.

  1. When in doubt, make a phone call rather than send an email or text. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

  2. Take advantage of collaborative technology including but not limited to video conferencing platforms to further support a close-knit team like atmosphere.

  3. Set goals as a team and work together to achieve them. Create a to-do list and clearly establish priority and an approximate deadline, if possible, of a project once it is assigned. Make sure to write down any notes about the project (i.e. “how to…”) that you think will be important to completing it.

  4. Set daily goals for yourself. This creates structure to your day, and you will spend less time thinking about what to work on next once a project is finished.

  5. Set a tentative schedule for your day to help keep you on track and ensure daily priorities are not overlooked.

  6. If possible, have a separate space that is only for work and let others in your household know when you are working.

  7. Team members who have had the benefit of being a part of the in-office environment should be accommodating to team members who have not have that benefit.

  8. Have consistent working hours with a short lunch break in the middle. Also, have good coffee.

  9. Keep your work area clean and as organized as possible, including the files on your computer and in the cloud.

  10. Eat healthy and exercise as often as possible. After all, a strong body and a strong mind go hand in hand! Take a couple minutes every hour or two to stretch and get some fresh air. Don’t forget to drink water!