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Ergonomics Recommendations for Remote Workers

One benefit of remote work is the flexibility of work stations. You may choose to work at the kitchen table, on the couch, or anywhere else that seems agreeable. Without a commute, you may also have some extra time to work on other projects around the house. While these extra options are certainly a welcome change, they can quickly become a source of pain and stress if your body is left unsupported. Whether you’re moving around the house or in a single work station, ergonomics is key to reducing strain on your body and preventing injuries. The five key ergonomics princples are:

Workplace Safety for Remote Workers

Working remotely has many benefits: no commute, more family time, and the comforts of home. But it also comes with drawbacks. Body aches, eye strain, mental fatigue, overloaded electrical outlets, cybersecurity threats, and emotional exhaustion will all eventually take their toll if left unmanaged. Here are some tips to manage the potential health risks of working from home and avoid any physical and mental injury while promoting overall well-being.

The Power of Diversity in the Future of Work

No longer limited to the most progressive and forward-thinking companies, diversity, equity and inclusion have become key drivers of growth across industries.

Diversity, as the representation of different ethnicities, ages, races, genders, backgrounds and orientations, fosters innovation and ingenuity. However, it doesn't happen organically. Without systematic inclusivity, the actualization of diversity and its benefits is unattainable.

Essential Soft Skills as a Remote Workforce

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the future of work was undergoing a digital transformation, in which technology was impacting the workforce across all industries.

Fostering Team Communication While Remote

As humans, we are wired to seek social connections. While some individuals maintain their social support system through family, friends, or hobbies, for many, an in-person office setting provides a sense of belonging and community.

Further Your Professional Learning at Home

As the reality of COVID-19 has set in, the workforce has shown resilience transitioning to teleworking while learning new technologies and homeschooling their children. Although working from home might be starting to feel easier, it may also be challenging to maintain control of your daily schedule and productivity.

Music to Boost Your Productivity While Remote Working and Learning

During long periods of working from home or remote learning, it can sometimes be a challenge to remain productive. Taking a few measures to help support your mental well-being, such as meditation, exercise, and if used correctly, music, can make all the difference in your productivity levels.

Creating Digital Boundaries in Support of Your Well-Being

With the arrival of COVID-19, daily life has changed dramatically for all of us. Social distancing and stay-at-home requirements have altered the world as we knew it, and even veteran remote workers have had to adjust to unexpected conditions.

Best Practices for Virtual Meetings

Overnight, working professionals have transitioned from office workers to telecommuters, and are increasingly relying on video and audio conference apps to communicate with their colleagues.

Whether your organization is made up of 10 or 10,000 employees, running a virtual meeting takes careful planning and intention.

Remote Work Brings Increased Opportunity for Cyber Threats

Teleworking is a concept that has been around for years. However, the recent COVID-19 pandemic has forced nearly everyone around the world to stay in their homes, as many governments and businesses have adopted social distancing techniques to limit or slowdown the spread of the virus, increasing the number of telecommuters to unparalleled levels worldwide in a matter of weeks.