Synchronisation across devices
Bookmarks can be shared between Google Chrome, or other internet browsers, by simply logging in and creating a free account with any email address and turning on the sync function. This will mean that any workstation you use with Google Chrome and your login will have the same bookmarks and settings you have applied on your main workstation.
Microsoft programs are designed to be used anywhere, anytime. Microsoft Teams is a fantastic platform for real time collaboration with internal and external contacts. Files can be shared easily, alongside high-quality video and audio calls. You can access any of your Microsoft programs by logging in with your work or school account at portal.office.com, and you can pick up where you left off! Video calls and conference calls can keep the office feel, and video calling can prevent feelings of loneliness and isolation after a few days at home. Microsoft Teams supports over 300 participants and offers guest access, one-on-one, and group video and audio calls, as well as file and screen sharing, and online document collaboration.
Keep up to date with what is going on in your company with Yammer updates. Yammer is the enterprise social network that helps you and your team collaborate openly and stay on top of it all. With Yammer, you can connect to the right people in your organisation, share and search for information across teams and organise around projects and ideas so you do more.
If you’re working from home for an extended period, it is important to set up a designated working space (as comfortable as that sofa looks!) a proper desk and chair will work wonders for any back or joint pain that creeps in after a few days, hunched at your desk.
Take the normal breaks you would do in the office, and make sure you keep to your designated hours, it can be easy to work through the evening without the break a commute normally offers.
Designate some work-free spaces, to make sure your home still feels like home, and not an extension of your office.
When working from home, it is important to consider any security factors, perhaps more so than when you are in your normal working space. Passwords should be secure, and workstations should be locked when you are not working on them. At night, paperwork and confidential documents should be packed away, not least to act as a final act to finish the workday.
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