In early March as the global pandemic escalated quickly, Nitro made the decision to mandate a work-from-home (WFH) policy for all employees—across offices in San Francisco, Dublin, Melbourne, and London. This was a big change, but one we knew was for the best.
Like many companies, we have colleagues who have always worked remotely 100% of the time and employees who are navigating remote work for the very first time. We asked a few of these Nitronauts a series of questions on their new remote work reality. The second question on Our Journey to Remote Work series: Do you have a routine when working remotely?
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Tip 1: Develop a morning routine
Sarah Wille, Enterprise Customer Success Manager, Chicago
I am a creature of habit. My morning routine is the same every day. Just to give you a glimpse of mine: I get up and while I am getting my morning coffee ready, I have a few moments of mindfulness to begin my day. I take my dog for a walk. The combination of the fresh air and the sunshine wakes me up, even if you do not have a dog, just take a to-go mug of coffee and walk around the block. Getting outside before starting your day is a huge help.
Tip 2: Get some fresh air every day
Ann Marie Ryan, Partner Marketing Manager, Dublin
It’s important to maintain your morning routine. I have swapped my commute time with a morning online yoga class that I can do in my living room. I make sure that I get out for a lunchtime walk. Back in the office it did not matter if I did not get outside in the middle of the day but now it’s essential to get some mid-day fresh air, plus it makes for a more productive afternoon.
Tip 3: Find some innovative ways to exercise each day
York Ng, Senior Accountant, San Francisco
I am translating what I did at the office to home. I start the day with caffeine whether it’s coffee or tea. At Nitro, we have a “#homework” Slack channel to make sure we keep moving throughout the day. Every hour you get a message to do a particular exercise challenge…anything from scissor kicks to squats. It always starts a conversation so not only are we moving but we get to have some of the usual office conversations that we all miss.
Every individual and team work differently
It’s important to learn how to work from home in a way that’s best for you. If you’re looking for ways to maximize productivity, Nitro Cloud enables anyone to make an unlimited number of eSignature requests that can be completed from any device with a mobile browser. Anyone can use the basic version of Nitro Cloud. It’s easy to use, it’s free, and it’s forever. Start your account here.
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