We’re now ~3 months into social distancing due to COVID-19, and many of us have been working from home for that long as well. Remote work has long been at the top of the list of perks people most want at their job, but we imagine most people didn’t expect a global pandemic as the impetus for it.
It can be tough to adapt to remote work life when you have little experience with it in practice. Back in March, we published 26 Essential Tips For Working From Home as a primer for first time remote workers and those having trouble focusing in these strange times.
Now that we’ve had a bit of time to adapt, we’d like to share some more advanced tips that may help with Phase 2 of the work-from-home situation. Let us know your own remote working tips by tweeting at us @SaneBox.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the global workforce shifting to a remote work environment, productivity tools are helping people collaborate, stay connected, and focus. At SaneBox, we want to help make this transition as seamless as possible while empowering distributed teams to own and improve their work-from-home setups.
We partnered with top companies providing solutions for time tracking, project management, digital communication, and more. For whatever your work-from-home situation needs, you’ll find a deeply-discounted tool here that will improve your productivity in these uncertain times.
We hope you find your new favorite remote work tool here today. Stay safe and healthy!
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Email is still THE most important communication tool in your business arsenal. It’s the ultimate point of authentication for the modern world — from cloud app, subscriptions to social media and beyond. It’s how All of your subscriptions and services keep you in the loop. It’s how businesses work and collaborate — even collaboration tools and project management apps use email identification and notifications.
Many companies are switching to a remote-only working policy during the coronavirus outbreak. If you’re unaccustomed to the work-from-home life, this can prove challenging.
Here at SaneBox, our team is 100% remote, and we’ve learned some things over the years. For those new to remote working, don’t fret if the constant news cycle and social media updates about COVID-19 are causing you to be less productive then you’d like to be.
It has become increasingly difficult to stay productive and focus on work while the threat of COVID-19 looms. In these uncertain and confusing times, when there seems to be a news development every five minutes, it can be nearly impossible to pull yourself away from obsessively checking social media or turning on the news.
A recent survey from the American Psychological Association found that more than half of Americans say the news causes them stress, and many report feeling fatigue, anxiety, or sleep loss as a result. The survey goes on to say that one in ten adults checks the news every hour, and 20% of Americans report constantly monitoring their social media feeds, which is a constant reminder of the chaos we’re feeling right now.
Of course, it’s easy to understand the spiral of stress we’re all experiencing. Cabin fever and general fear are all understandable side effects of the current situation, and it’s essential not to beat yourself up about how you’re feeling and reacting. Mental health is just as important as physical health right now, and even the World Health Organization is urging people not to check news and updates that often:
Looking for the best apps to level up your productivity this year?
We’re always looking for actionable ways to make this year more productive than the last. We search for new approaches to improve our time management, get more done with less effort, keep track of our to-do list, whittle down our inbox, and ultimately lead more accomplished lives.
We’ve compiled this list of apps from our personal experience and deemed these ten as must-try productivity tools for 2020. An investment in just a couple of these apps is sure to increase your efficiency and help you get more done. Let’s dive in!
Working from home. Many rejoice at this unshackled approach to the workday, others (managers, mostly) bristle anxiously at the thought of unchecked working hours.
The trend has seen a pretty positive uptick in recent years however, as more and more companies are embracing remote employees, remote days and flexible work hours.
About 66% of companies today allow employees to work remotely, and some 16% are entirely remote, according to 2019 data.