Many of us are working from home due to the lockdown situation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and it seems as though many of us will continue to do. Even when the lockdown is a distant memory when life eases back to being as normal as possible, the lure of experiencing no traffic and hours spent commuting, plus no expensive rentals will keep many businesses working remotely.
The problem with working online is that many of us tend to open numerous files, documents, save things that we don’t need or use plus we tend to download apps that seem exciting at the time but soon become redundant.
Do you receive so many emails every day that you feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start? You are not alone if this is the case.
When the lights go out…
The reality is that the lights, too, will go off as soon as we go back to work and begin with the running of our businesses. Once the lockdown eases off the utility will start to feel the strain as Eskom has not resolved the issues and challenges that they experienced before lockdown.
Clean out your phone and your PC at the end of each day to ensure your tech does not bog you down when the lights go out. This way you won’t lose valuable information or work that you need to access at a later stage. Save everything you can on the cloud to make your life easier when we once again experience unpleasant load–shedding.
For those of you who work in a chaotic environment, it is high time to take the initiative to clean out your tech and declutter your office space. It’s not only your environment that could do with a thorough cleaning out of unused items – your tech is just as guilty! Furthermore, cleaning out your cache regularly will speed up your systems.
Cleantech, a tidy office and an organised space result in a clear mind which will lead to being more productive. Make clutter and chaos a thing of the past regardless of where you set up office and ensure you are armed and ready for the first load–shedding rollouts.