Remote work knowledge/experience sharing
Mar 19, 2020 6:59 AM - last edited on Mar 19, 2020 8:58 PM by natsumimori
I hope everyone is safe at home during these difficult times.
In many industries, people are starting to pay more attention to remote work because of the recent outbreak of COVID-19. HubSpot has always been a strong proponent of working remotely and we even have a dedicated program manager for remote employee experience.
Currently, HubSpot global offices are closed and all of the HubSpot employees are working remotely. Here are some tips to help make that transition easier for you and your company.
- Send/distribute an IT preparedness checklist in advance to your team to ensure that everyone checks the quality of their network connection in their house and that they have a suitable workspace setup in case of unexpected remote work.
- Structure your day - it can be very easy to have a lie-in each morning or stay in your comfy clothes all day when working from home. Try to structure your day similar to when you’re in the office. Get up and go for a walk in the mornings, begin work at your normal start time and take breaks throughout the day. Most importantly finish work at your normal time and take time to disconnect from work.
- Have non-work related social time- Working remotely can be lonely and people often feel they are disconnected from their social networks. In Support, we have a lunch break video meeting channel. Believe or not, this really helps you to feel connected with your teammates!
- Be responsible with your availability- Since we cannot see each other, it’s important to communicate with your colleagues about your availability. Throughout the day, we sometimes go offline to have lunch or to have a walk. It’s a great habit to mention when you’ll be offline and when you’ll be back. In HubSpot, we use Slack for internal communication. So I edit my profile to let people know that I’m offline like this: [Lunch break- will be back at 1pm]
Please share your experience, thoughts, tips about remote work with Community!
Here are some example questions.
- How are you operating your business differently today by reacting to the current situation?
- Does your organization encourage/require remote work?
- If not, what plan of action is your organization taking to keep growing under this circumstance?
- If yes, what do you feel is the benefit of remote work and what do you find difficult?
- Is there anything you/your organization is doing for remote work situations?
- Do you have any tips for people who are not familiar with remote work?
This is a hard time for everyone, and the situation is brutally impacting some businesses.
We hope sharing our own experience and providing a place where we can connect with each other will help us all grow together even in this situation.
Stay at home and Stay stronger! We are here to support you in anything we can!
Sharon, Jenny and Natsumi!
Ps: You can always learn more in this blog post: How HubSpot is Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)