Top tips: Positive daily actions for working remotely - part 1

We're all settling into how to best work remotely. Our Five Ways to Happiness at Work framework identifies a series of positive daily actions, helping to ensure you and your team continue to work well together.

Connect - Keep chatting

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Talk about what films or box sets you’re watching. Share stories about your kids, your wider family or your pets. Now we are all remote there is a danger we will lose the comradery of working together. So, keep the chat flowing.

Be Fair - Find a routine

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Maintaining a work-life balance can be even harder when work is suddenly at home. Help each other to get into a routine. Be as flexible and respectful of people’s time boundaries as possible.

Empower - Be supportive

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Start the day with a team call or video stand up. Ask each other about what they are doing in the day ahead and encourage them to ask for whatever support they need from you. When we feel supported, we thrive.

Challenge - Stay on track

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There are so many challenges about at the moment. Make sure your team mates still know what their own and the wider team’s goals are. This will help ensure that you all stay on track during these challenging times.

Inspire - Be helpful

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Some of your suppliers, customers or people in your community might be really struggling at the moment. Identify what you can do to help others. By helping them you and your team mates will feel part of the great collective effort that is going on.