Whether you're an old pro at working in unusual or remote locations or you're new to it, it can be useful to keep some good practices in mind to help be productive, secure and healthy. With that in mind, we'll be sharing some tips from our own internal experts and from you, our Egnyte community members.
Today's Tip: Make a conscious effort to take breaks and to get up and move throughout the day.
If you're working from the comfort of your home, it may seem great that you have everything you need at your fingertips or within a few steps. It seems like this should boost your productivity; after all, if you don't have to walk all the way to the breakroom for your lunch or walk to and from the parking lot into the office, that's saving time, right? It could be saving you time, but it can also create burnout and ergonomic issues.
"Work from home can be sedentary," says Egnyte Distinguished Engineer Kalpesh Patel. "Having a good work-life balance is far more difficult when you never truly leave your office. My iPhone was counting only 500 steps in a day." In his article sharing work-from-home tips, Patel outlines some of what has worked for him during his years of working remotely, including regular walks, stocking healthy snack options and finding an app or reminder that works to motivate you.
One of the biggest developments helping remote workers fight the sedentary slump is the availability of mobile apps and functionalities that mirror the same experience you'd have at your desk. Teleconferencing calls can be taken on the go, documents can be created and edited via mobile device, and you've even got access to your content and files through the mobile Egnyte app.
Do you have a tip for fighting the sedentary slump that remote workers face? We'd love to hear more about it over on our discussion forums.