10 Steps to Successfully Work from Home
Posted by Marne Weinberger on 12 March 2020 04:43 PM
1. TECH AND ACCESS
Do you have the tools and technology you need to work from home?
2. PLAN AHEAD
If there is a possibility you will need to work from home, be sure to bring your laptop, charger and essential materials home after work.
3. KNOW YOUR TOOLS
Make sure you know how to access your network and necessary systems. We’ve collected information on accessing some key services.
If you don’t traditionally work from home, try accessing your key systems and materials as soon as possible in order to ensure a smooth transition if you need to do so.
Make sure that your team and colleagues know how to contact you.
6. SECURITY BEST PRACTICES
Continue to employ the security best practices from the office as you work from home. Situations like this are prime phishing opportunities for bad actors. Remain vigilant for security concerns and be sure to report suspicious emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. PRIORITIZE WORK
Talk with your manager and colleagues to determine what is the most important work to complete during your time working from home.
8. UPDATE YOUR MEETINGS
Look through your calendar and add call-in, Zoom or Skype access to meetings.
9. KNOW YOUR BACKUPS
If you or a family member are sick or unavailable, know to whom you can hand off essential work.
10. CONTACT THE HELP DESK
If you have trouble connecting to university systems or services, contact the help desk for support.