Get Ready For National Work From Home Day

There are so many positives to working from home, including flexibility and a better work life balance, but there’s no denying it also brings fresh challenges. That’s why, with National Work from Home Day coming up (17th May) Toucan is here to share five ways you can optimise your remote work set up and boost your productivity! 

Stick to your routine

Make sure that you stick to your usual routine when working from home. Put your alarms on, get dressed, have a morning coffee… whatever your key rituals are when working outside of the home, stick to them. This will help ensure you’re in ‘work mode’ even if you’re at home, maintaining your productivity levels.

Create a dedicated workspace 

If you’re going to work from home, whether full or part time, it’s important to separate your professional and personal life wherever possible. If you don’t have a home office, simply choose a quiet area in your home with minimal distractions and invest in a comfortable chair and ergonomic accessories to enhance your productivity and your comfort. 

Refresh and refocus

It’s all too easy at home, without the distraction of colleagues chatting to you, to get so engrossed in work that before you know it hours have passed and you’re close to burn out. It’s therefore crucial to build in breaks, to step away from the screen, have a stretch and get some fresh air. You’ll be more productive for it when you return to your desk, we promise!

Hydration, hydration, hydration

It sounds so simple (because it is!) but staying hydrated supports cognitive function which is imperative when it comes to sustaining productivity. At home you won’t have colleagues regularly asking if you’d like a drink when they nip to the kitchen, so if you have to set alarms or invest in an extra-large water bottle to stay on track, do it! You’ll be amazed what a difference this makes.

Stay connected

Keeping in touch with colleagues when working from home is a great way to encourage collaboration, prevent isolation and ensure everyone is on the same page. Thanks to our pal technology, there are more ways than ever to do so, and video conferencing is one of the best.

Here at Toucan, we believe that video conferencing tools should be simple, affordable and great quality whether for use at home or in the office. That’s why all items in the Toucan Connect range are easy to use with high spec features galore, designed in response to increased consumer demand for remote work solutions.

It’s no problem that from home often means you don’t have access to a tech support team, because all Toucan Connect products are plug and play!

The range allows you to stay connected with colleagues and clients effortlessly wherever you’re working, with compact conferencing products designed to enhance virtual meetings and presentations with crystal-clear audio and high-definition video.

And we don’t rate all work and no play, so why not use the high quality speakers to play some music and dance like no one is watching if you can’t get out for a walk, or the weather isn’t playing ball!

Ready to maximise your productivity when working from home? Click here to explore the Toucan Connect range today.