CSI’s top 10 tips for working from home

March 25, 2020

Working from Home has become a critical element for maximizing business opportunities while minimizing exposure risk to COVID-19. Photo © www.bigstockphoto.com[1]
Working from Home has become a critical element for maximizing business opportunities while minimizing exposure risk to COVID-19.
Photo © www.bigstockphoto.com

COVID-19 has had an immediate impact on how all of us live and work. As we adjust to new standards for ensuring our own health, as well as the health of our personal and professional community, working virtually, or ‘Working from Home’ (WFH), has become a critical element for maximizing our business opportunities while minimizing our exposure risk.

Did you know that approximately half of CSI’s staff are dispersed throughout the country and work virtually every day? Yep! Many of us are used to remote work.

For those professionals who are new to WFH, or even those experienced pros who may be adjusting to all the new faces showing up in their video feeds, we wanted to provide our top 10 tips for WFH success.

Enjoy, and take care of yourself!

1. Set a schedule  

2. Create your ‘office’ 

3. Video is important. Save yourself time!

4. Stay engaged during meetings 

5. Set rules of the road for communication with your teams

A few examples:

6. Communicate to connect 

7. Communicate what you expect your availability will be with supervisors and your team members 

8. When time permits, be sure and check in with your colleagues regarding their health and their family’s health 

9. Use project management and team communication software to interact with your colleagues and employees in real time 

10. Enjoy it! Working remotely can be a wonderful experience and right now, it can also be critical to your health. 

Want to share your own examples of how to make WFH a success? Go to the CSI-Connect Community[2] and let everyone know how you make Working from Home work.

*This article is from a blog post that first appeared on the CSI website.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructionspecifier.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Opener-20.jpg
  2. CSI-Connect Community: https://www.csiresources.org/communities/community-home/digestviewer?communitykey=80c3b4dd-0d3f-4d4e-90f2-3bc6e4135dc2&tab=digestviewer

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