The ultimate guide to
Discover how easy it is to work smarter and unleash your full potential through effective time management.
The future of work is here.
Make your time count.
1. Navigating the new landscape. 🗺️
We’re living in extraordinary times. The global pandemic has accelerated changes in working practices, blurring the lines between our personal and professional lives.
In the US, over 55% of workers now spend part of their time working remotely. It’s estimated that a third of work in Europe’s leading economies could continue to be remote even after the pandemic subsides.
Against a backdrop of increasing change, it can be challenging to adapt and thrive in this new work setting. At Timeular, we’ve adopted a remote working model since day one of the company in 2016. In this guide we share some of our learnings and experiences to help you thrive in this new normal.
2. Build a remote working culture. 👏
Whether you’re working alone or as part of a team, developing a remote working culture will increase engagement and foster workplace happiness.
At Timeular, we use a digital playbook to help our global remote team remain aligned with the company’s values and working practices. Our bi-weekly company calls on Zoom also provide everyone with the opportunity to share their progress and help shape our strategy.
Quarterly retreats, held either virtually or in-person, deepen relationships and promote our spirit of collaboration.
3. Foster positive working habits. 🏅
One of the biggest challenges of remote working is time management. Away from prying eyes, it’s easy to lose focus and get swept away by online distractions or the demands of family life.
Behavioural science reveals that four elements (reward, effort, delay and quality) guide us in choosing to complete one action versus another. You can apply these principles by introducing a simple time management technique to your routine – helping you stay focused and productive when working from home.
4. Structure your time. 🏗️
If your schedule is full of different tasks, having an effective time management strategy is crucial if you’re to be more productive and reach your goals.
Time blocking is the practice of designing a plan for every task you intend to accomplish by the end of the day – assigning a specific start and end time for each activity. It helps you stay focused on your work and mindful of your time. At Timeular, we have a policy of meeting-free Thursday’s, allowing everyone space to work without disruption.
Discover how to time block your day and start working proactively rather than reactively.
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5. Ensure virtual meetings are super efficient. 🤝
One of our core values at Timeular is around respecting time. Show up on time, deliver in time, communicate in time and respect each other’s private time.
From selecting the right technology to setting a meeting agenda, focusing on the small details will ensure your Zoom calls are efficient and provide value to you and your colleagues.
Read our top tips to help ensure your remote team meetings pass without a hitch.
6. Make your time count. ⌚️
Time is the most valuable thing we have. It’s inevitable that occasionally you may need to work late. However, it’s not something you want to make a habit of.
Whether it’s being realistic with time estimates or asking colleagues for help, there are steps you can take to help maintain a good work-life balance when working remotely. Doing so will help ensure you won’t be updating a spreadsheet when you should be getting some much needed zzzzz’s.
Read our top tips to help you work smarter, not harder when you’re at home.
7. Develop resilience. 🏋️
The demands of a job don’t disappear just because you’re working from home. Deadlines still need to be met, and less face time with colleagues can increase the frequency of misunderstandings. Issues around internet connectivity and noise disturbances may be more prevalent too.
Don’t let time slip away when the unexpected happens. Get yourself back on track with this simple technique to reduce stress and regain focus on the tasks at hand.
Make remote working…work.
Tracking time is as easy as flipping a dice.
8. Unleash your full potential. 🤹♀️
Increasing numbers of professionals are turning to time tracking to improve their time management while remote working.
Timeular’s all-in-one solution lets you see where every minute of your work-time is spent and get insights to help unlock time for more rewarding activities. Whether you’re working alone or as part of a team, taking control of your time has never been easier.
A healthier and more rewarding work-life is within everyone’s reach. Now more than ever, that’s something we should all aspire to achieve.
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