5 benefits of working in a remote team

March 30, 2018 6 Comments

A remote team is made up of workers who work from different locations to achieve defined organizational objectives.

When you run a remote team, you are able to save huge on office running cost and spend more on the growth of your business and workforce. Below are five other benefits of running a remote team.

1. Increased productivity

Commuting to work especially in congested traffic is capable of affecting your productivity. Also, there is no room for meaningless meetings in a remote team. These two elements – commuting and impulse meetings – sometimes have negative effects on workers’ productivity.

2. Lower costs

A remote team helps you save cost as you won’t have to worry about office space (rent) employee welfare such as healthcare; especially if your workers are freelancers. Even as an employee, you get to save on transport fare or fueling for your car.

3. You get to eat more healthy lunch

Talk about work-life balance par excellence. At times, a hectic work day can make you eat junks because you might get too tired to put a good meal together. Working remotely, usually from your home can help you plan better meals compared to if you had to rush out in the mornings in order to beat heavy traffic and get to work early.

4. Access to diverse talents

When you hire staff from several countries, you open up opportunities for people with several backgrounds and experience to come on-board your team. This is so because your hiring process is not limited by barrier of location.

5. More job gets done

Remove commuting hours, distractions from co-workers or the bustle of the office, then add the concentration you get from working remotely especially from home then you are left with more output at the end of the day.

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10 fun affirmations to help you have a productive week

February 19, 2018 22 Comments

Happy new week!

What are your goals for this week? Did you break them into smaller tasks that you can easily accomplish? As my contribution to your efforts, I have put together the following affirmations to help you have a productive week. Enjoy!

1. Focus is the new cool

I focus on the job at hand and only multitask if the works are related. E.g. I read while getting my pedicure done but I don’t read while responding to business mails. Here is how to multitask effectively and still maintain high productivity.

2. Out of sight is out of mind

I don’t take office work to my home because I like to concentrate on domestic issues when I’m at home. A strategy I adopt to make this decision work for me is that I do as much as I can in the office and always end the work day with an almost clear desk.

3. Out of sight is not out of mind

I don’t forget that I am a woman with high expectations from the society. So wherever I am, seen or not seen, I do my best to be the best and not a disappointment to those who believe in me. I spend my time on productive activities.

4. Break time is off time

I take my break at its assigned time whether I work remotely or in an office. I know that break time helps me renew my focus on the work at hand. So, when it’s time for a break, I take time off work and try to do nothing for the duration.

5. I take breakfast

I take my breakfast daily at the right time because I know it is the most important meal of the day which gives me the energy to do all that I need to do for that day. It also keeps me healthy and mentally alert.

6. I have to-do!

I have a to-do list which I prepare every morning or the night before to keep me on top of my daily activities. My list is simple and flexible so I can adjust it if the need arises. Keeping my list simple also allows me to complete my tasks easily.

7. I love me

I take good care of myself because I know that selfcare is good for my wellbeing. I eat good food, workout, sleep well and smile often. I also enjoy the good things of life at my disposal.

8. I support women

I know that when women support women big things happen so I support women with the things I know or have at my disposal. I also lend my helping hands because I know that what goes around comes around and as such helping hands will also be stretched towards me when I am in need.

9. I jot!

When I get new ideas, I write them down either in my phone notepad or handy notebook. I jot because I am aware that some of these ideas are gold if I implement them.

10. Collaboration is bae

Girl bosses collaborate not compete. This I know as a fact which is why I am always open for opportunities to get things done with my fellow girl bosses. I am also aware that collaboration is a mutually beneficial event that can help me achieve big results with little effort.

I hope the above affirmations help you improve on productivity and work-life balance this week and beyond. Would you like to add yours to this list? Comment it below.