Don’t just get by during lockdown.
Be a productivity powerhouse.
Here’s how. Don’t just get by during lockdown.
Be a productivity powerhouse.

Here’s how.

Connect your work computer to your home Wi-Fi.

Home networks like nbn and fibre are designed for all-day, heavy use. Keep your mobile data for when you’re out grabbing the shopping, and use home Wi-Fi when you’re working from home.

(It’ll help keep your company’s mobile bills under control, too!)

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    Make sure your computer’s OS is up to date.

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    Use a quality router, not the freebie your internet provider sent you.

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    Extend your Wi-Fi coverage with a MESH network. It’s easy and makes a big difference if you’re not working near your router.

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    Use a speed test app to see if it’s really your internet connection or Wi-Fi setup that’s slowing you down.

Dust off your noise-cancelling headphones, or buy a pair!

If your new home “office” has distracting sounds (anything from your son’s unique violin playing to the neighbour’s demented dog), noise-cancelling headphones can provide the electronic version of a silent workspace. Bose QC35ii headphones are a good pick!

Use today’s great tech to meet with your colleagues.

If your company uses Teams or Google Hangouts, that’s a great start! But don’t forget you can video call anyone, no matter what platform they use. We like Google Duo for Android (it works with iPhones, too), and FaceTime for iPhone.

Don’t forget a mouse and monitor!

It’s tempting to sit on a kitchen stool and use your laptop on its own, like you would if you were punching out a few emails in a café. But we’re in this for the long haul, so set yourself up to be kind to your body: use a mouse, a monitor, and an ergonomic chair.

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