Social media has been a popular phenomenon since its inception, but the proliferation of video-based platforms has made TikTok and Instagram major players. Using social media at work is not a new issue, but it could take on new significance with increases in bandwidth usage by workers on video-based platforms.
A typical day for many us at work is to be pulled in multiple directions. "Do you mind taking a looking at this?" asked by one colleague, *PING*, goes a direct message notification from another. So how can you manage your day to finish up your tasks that is due by end of day? Here are 6 ways that you can implement into your schedule to help manage your time.
Time management is constantly talked about as a vital part of being productive and improving your work day. IT, technology professionals, and many other professions are now working in the new hybrid or remote work environments. This brings with it difficulties and advantages.
Combining some of the old standby ways to be productive with new methods and ideas will lead you to the greatest success and give you time back in your day to enjoy life away from work.
As we near the end of the year and reflecting back at 2020, it is safe to say that it has not been easy for any of us to monitor our stress levels. Aside from the ongoing pandemic, there has been one natural disaster after another. From blazing fires across our natural landscapes, snow storms and hurricanes, it all can make us feel overwhelmed. And now that our workspace blended into our living space, it has made it more difficult to separate the two. Cue the anxiety.
However, there are ways to manage our stress-levels in order to remain productive and not focus on what we cannot control. It's a simple practice, but not always easy to execute-gratitude. In the simplest terms gratefulness is an adjective used to describe our emotional state towards an act of kindness. Being thankful, expressing positivity towards those who are in our lives.
So how do we remain grateful, especially while we are working from home?
Having a hard time staying productive? We found some effective ways to help you through these times.
Many people throughout the global workforce are adjusting to working from home, especially since it seems to be the new normal for the foreseeable future. As we all adapt and utilize tools, manage usage with others, and do our best to maintain security, many have encountered some issues.
These can include:
- Home Internet services are not typically built for the type of workload that may be needed.
- They also don’t have the security protocols that office work environments enjoy.
- Video streaming and conferencing is way up, and these are big taxes on bandwidth.
- Additionally, there may be many people doin
g these types of streams at the same time in one household now (both spouses working from home, plus kids at home doing educational or recreational activities online).
What are some best practices to ensure your remote workforce stays connected to the Internet and your business network? As the new normal continues to become our reality, here are some practical steps you can take to enhance your work-from-home arrangement.
An outage of any kind that causes downtime doesn't appear to cost much on the surface. It is the less obvious losses -- from productivity to reputation and beyond -- that form the true cost of a downtime incident.