Remote Work Tips

Define Your Workspace

Establish a dedicated workspace, even if it’s your kitchen table, to signal to your brain that it’s time for work.

Master the Basics

Follow these steps to get started:

  • Add your schedule to your email signature line.
  • Set up call forwarding and access voicemail from home via the UFIT website.
  • Learn to remote into the UF network and use other online tools regularly.
  • Explore Skype for Business, Teams, or other instant messaging clients to stay connected.
  • Plan for video calls/meetings using Zoom. Make sure you know how to turn on your computer’s camera and microphone and be aware that your colleagues may be able to see the background behind you.

Set Daily Goals

Start each day with written goals, track your progress, and adjust as needed. Communicate with supervisors and colleagues about your plan.

Eliminate Distractions

Establish boundaries to minimize interruptions from pets, children, or hobbies. Use headphones to block out noise.

Prioritize Privacy

Assess your workspace for privacy, secure sensitive information, and be mindful of what’s visible during video conferences.

Stay Connected

Initiate calls or messages to colleagues working remotely. Maintain regular communication, just as you would on-site.

Dress for Work

While casual dress is a perk, getting “ready for work” helps shift into a productive mindset.

For more details and additional resources, refer to the Remote Work Location policy.

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