3. Our Journey to Remote Work: Staying Productive

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 fourth question on Our Journey to Remote Work series: How do you stay productive when working remotely?

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If you’re easily distracted it can be a challenge to get stuff done when working from home. Our awesome Nitronauts have some tips to help.

Tip 1: Discipline is key, keep your workspace for work only

Sarah Wille, Enterprise Customer Success Manager, Chicago

Before I started my full-time remote role with Nitro, I had always been office based so working 100% remote was a big adjustment. From experience, having a dedicated workspace is important. I am fortunate that I had time to prepare for this, so I had my work desk and my monitors set up. Although I live in a studio apartment and I have no separation of space in my home, I have made one corner of my studio my home office. When I am at my desk I am working and when I am not at my desk I am not working. I don’t do anything personal at my work area. When I am done with work or if I need to do non-work stuff I’ll move out of the space and that helps me stay productive.

Tip 2: Work with the space that you have and turn it into a home office when you need to

Ann Marie Ryan, Partner Marketing Manager, Dublin

My desk is my kitchen table. I did not have a desk set up and there is really no space for one. At weekends I tuck everything into a corner, I place a sheet over the screen and keyboard. So that when the weekend comes, the space goes back to my kitchen table and is no longer my home office. It is essential to create a space where you can work.

Tip 3: Just because you’re not working at an office doesn’t mean you can’t, well, have an office

York Ng, Senior Accountant, San Francisco

Just because you’re not working at an office doesn’t mean you can’t, well, have an office. Rather than cooping yourself up in your room or on the couch—spaces that are associated with leisure time—dedicate a specific room or surface in your home to work. It helps to get into the right frame of mind.

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.

For larger teams and businesses, contact us today about a free managed trial for your team.