Remote work force expert shares best practices for people working from home

Expert tips for remote work at home due to COVID-19
Posted at 10:31 AM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 10:31:14-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A remote work force expert is sharing some helpful tips on the most effective ways to work from home.

Moe Vela with TransparentBusiness says recent studies show more than 4 billion people working from the safety of their homes across the world.

He believes if done right, the method can be more time and cost efficient for both employers and the workforce.

It's important now to establish the best practices to produce the best work from home.

“Because we can’t see each other, I highly recommend video conferencing every possible chance. I really firmly believe that there’s no such thing as communicating too much in a remote workforce model," said Vela, Chief Transparency Officer with Transparent Business.

Staying connected by communicating with your employer is an essential part of the model.

People should designate a work space and stick close to normal routines between work and home.

“That means you get up, you shower, you put your make up on, do your hair, put on a presentable outfit, and you walk the 20 feet over to your office. It’s important to establish these boundaries and have this designated work space, so that there is a difference mentally and psychologically between work and personal," said Vela.

He adds that studies show an effective remote workforce can benefit the economy up to $2 trillion dollars.

It can also have many benefits, like more opportunities for single parents and disabled workers.

Tips from Moe Vela for an effective work space at home:

  • Create a routine as your new normal. This requires self-discipline and setting real work hours.
  • Establish boundaries between work and personal life by creating a designated work space.
  • Remember to practice self-care, after you get your work done.
  • Keep constant and strong communication with your colleagues and managers.
  • Offer to do video calls instead of phone calls, so you don't lose the value of face-to-face interaction.
  • Be aware of software tools and solutions that might help be more effective.
  • Remain focused on being positive to help balance home and work life.
  • Keep your employer updated on your work progress and product.