Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The new home office reality : 5 tips for working safely and productively

Home office is the new work reality for many professionals. Moving work into your own four walls has certain benefits, but it also carries risks. For example, cyber attacks increased significantly last year. Want to know how to make your home office workday productive and secure? With our 5 tips, you can master any challenge.

Tip 1: Establish a personal routine

People are creatures of habit, they say. Take advantage of this, especially in the home office. At home, the familiar processes that structure our daily work routine are missing. This often leads to us working less efficiently and correspondingly longer. To counteract this, it helps to develop a personal routine and strictly adhere to it. Get up early, always at the same time, and stick to the scheduled break and lunch times. In this way, you effectively counteract stress and remain efficient thanks to effective breaks.

Tip 2: Keep moving

You've probably heard the expression "a rolling stone gathers no moss," and in this age of home offices, it's probably especially true. Currently, the workplace is only a stone's throw away for many. As a result, we move significantly less than usual. Even if we are happy to forego the daily commute, we should make sure we get enough exercise in any case. So go for a walk in the morning or during lunchtime to recharge your batteries and get some fresh air. Your body and mind will thank you.

Tip 3: Making phone calls instead of writing e-mails

Do you miss your work colleagues and the personal exchange in the cafeteria? During the Corona crisis, we had to greatly reduce our interpersonal contacts in particular. The lack of direct exchange is undoubtedly a major challenge and a sprayable shortcoming of everyday home office life. Therefore, try to write fewer e-mails and pick up the phone instead. As a rule, many clarifications can be made more easily in a personal conversation. At the same time, be sure to take the opportunity to discuss other topics with your colleagues. This strengthens teamwork and also helps to prevent any misunderstandings.

Tip 4: Adhere to working hours

The boundary between work and free time can quickly fade in the home office routine, due to the lack of spatial separation. Therefore, it is even more important to stick to your working hours. Make sure you start your workday on time and end it just as punctually. Set rules for this, so that it is easier for you to shut down the computer in the evening and say goodbye to the well-deserved end of the day.

Tip 5: Safety first - take out Secure Cyber Insurance now

In the home office, the risk of becoming a victim of a cyber attack increases because we act more carelessly. Accordingly, more cyber attacks have also been recorded in 2020. With Seucre Cyber Insurance from Allianz Travel, you benefit from comprehensive cyber protection. Secure Cyber Insurance protects you against the dangers and risks of a digitalized world. You will receive immediate professional assistance; be it in the event of loss or damage to your electronic data, financial losses as a result of the theft of your personal access data or even in the event of personality violations via the Internet.

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