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5 Tips for New Remote Workers

April 8, 2020

Are you new to working remotely? The Blackhawk Workforce and Community Development team has you covered. Dr. Cindy Leverenz, Blackhawk Workforce Training Specialist, has some words of advice for employees who now find themselves working from home. Here are five tips for new remote workers.

  1. Designate a specific spot in your home as your workspace so you can mentally and emotionally go to work and then leave it at the end of the day. The physical aspect is only a part of working remotely. We have to consider our mental and emotional well-being as a big part of what makes us effective and productive in the long-run.
  2. Set-up your work area so it is inviting and pleasant. Have the things you need to work easily accessible and feel free to make it pretty. So, not only designate a specific spot but turn it into a place you want to be...not one you want to avoid.
  3. Step away from your workspace and technology from time-to-time. Be sure to take short breaks to protect your vision and keep you mentally sharp. This is something even the most skilled work from home employees need to be reminded.
  4. Learn how to use technology and apps that make your life easier. Find tools that work for you and use them to become an effective remote worker. Be openminded and willing to learn new tips and tricks.
  5. Use time management skills and goals to prioritize projects, to use your time wisely, and to become productive. It is also important to schedule or plan some self-care so you get enough sleep, eat well, and get some physical activity. Self-care will help you stay vibrant, focused, and effective while working from home.

Cindy Leverenz pictured with her husband Steve at the Materhorn

About Cindy Leverenz, MBA, PhD

Cindy Leverenz is all about teaching and learning. As an adult learning specialist, her main gig is teaching leadership skills to all levels of leaders in Rock and Green counties. Mixing fun and practicality in all she does, Cindy provides coaching, consulting, and genuine caring in the success of others. When she is not working, she enjoys gardening, acrylic painting, getting outside with the dogs, and keeping her husband on his toes!

(Pictured: Cindy and her husband Steve)

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