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How to overcome remote work challenges?
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How to overcome remote
work challenges

Tips to succeed with remote work

Remote work sound like a dream for many people! However, it still has some challenges. For some people, it might be difficult to concentrate on work at home. Some might feel a lack of live communication. However, there is no problem that cannot be solved. Our team has prepared you with some common issues of remote work and advice on how to solve them.
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remote work challenges
Our team has prepared you with some common issues of remote work and advice on how to solve them.
  • Working too much
    At first, many employers think that their remote workers won't work as hard at home as they do in the office. But in reality, it's the opposite situation. It's more difficult to disconnect when your personal life and job are both at the same place. To fix this problem, you can set appointments on your calendar (go to the gym, buy groceries), add reminders, be clear with your team when you are leaving, turn off notifications!
  • Lack of human interaction
    Working remotely means communicating with everyone through the computer, having online team meetings. But we all need human interaction! If you start feeling lonely working from home think about including social breaks in your schedule. Do something outside, meet people for dinner! You can also try working at co-working spaces. There you will see a lot of remote workers and it's a good place for making friends.
  • Interruptions
    Working from home means establishing new rules. Remote work saves you from office interruptions like co-workers dropping by your desk or making a lot of coffee breaks. However, you can get easily distracted at home. If you have young kids, it can be difficult to find a quiet place for conducting online meetings. And constantly saying "I don't have time" to them is quite painful. So you should indicate when they can interrupt you and when not. Moreover, you should keep work and life balance and not overwork.
  • Technology hiccups
    Remote work depends on a stable internet connection. Nothing is as scary for remoter workers as a poor connection. Especially when traveling, it is very important for them to check the stability of the internet. Have a backup plan in mind to minimize delays in your job. When your internet is out, a mobile hotspot device like a MiFi or a cell phone package that supports sharing might come in handy. A backup computer, or even a tablet, might help you get through the day while your computer is repaired.
  • Organizing your workload
    Remote workers have to be self-motivated and very organized people. Managing your own work can be quite difficult. Then there's the continuous temptation to have a coffee break, watch one episode of your favorite TV Show. All of a sudden, it's evening, and you've accomplished nothing during the day. To prevent it try to do the most difficult tasks in the morning. Limit the number of tasks you plan for the day and be optimistic about deadlines. Use time-management tools, like toggle, clockify, weekdone.
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There is no challenge that can't be dealt with. Despite the difficulties mentioned above, remote work may be quite rewarding. If you are ready to face these challenges, you'll get freedom, autonomy, and the opportunity to work from anywhere in the world. When you figure out how to deal with these issues, you can easily help your employees to get used to remote work. As a result, you will get a happy and effective team working to achieve the goals of your company.
As remote work becomes a more common and widespread phenomenon of our life, more remote employees are needed. We know that sometimes the hiring process might be long and tedious for business owners. That is why Retalent's team of professionals is always ready to assist you in hiring perfect and trustworthy employees.