Working remote from the office or home
We advise everyone who can work from home to work home till the 6th of April 2020 (following the advice of the Dutch Government).
The management team will be at the office frequently and we'll be here to meet any of you who wants to meet personally. The office will also remain a place for any of you to come together if you want to or need to. We'll keep updating your frequently or when the situation changes.
As a team, we can pull this off!
Work From Home Rhythm
Working from home can be challenging! To keep everyone aligned, we've set up a meeting rhythm to stay connected, both on a team level as on a company level:
09:00 - 10:00 - Start your day Create a to-do list & day planning Check in with your manager (team or 1:1) 10:30 - 10:45 - Coffee break Grab a coffee, get some fresh air - take a break! 12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch break Eat healthy and take some time to relax 15:00 - 15:15 - Coffee break Grab a coffee, get some fresh air - take a break! 16:30 - 17:30 - Close your day Evaluate your to-do list & day planning Check in with your manager (team or 1:1)
We have all the tools to collaborate digitally. HubSpot, Slack, Zoom, Google Hangouts, JIRA, Google Drive... Don't forget to reach out to your colleagues by phone as well.
Supercharge your productivity
Keeping the whole team performing at peak productivity is a top priority. When working from home this means everyone needs to take Extreme Ownership for staying productive. But you're not alone, here are some tips of HubSpot (English) and de Volkskrant (Dutch) to supercharge your productivity:
- Structure your day as you would in the office (the structure above helps)
- Use tools that help you to create/structure your to-do lists (such as Asana)
- Planning is key but set yourself a daily goal
- Choose a dedicated workspace
- Take clear breaks & refresh
- Stream with a colleague, while working on a task (or a random Focusmate)
- Be strict on the moments you consume news
Stay healthy, stay fit
It's important to keep your resistance and energy levels as high as possible. Make sure you eat healthy, get some fresh air, maybe take some additional vitamins and get 8 hours of sleep every day. Also, try to keep active.
How about starting your day with a 10 min Morning Full Body Stretch and end you day with a 7-minute workout?
How to set up your workplace at home
- If you have an office chair at the dining table: First set the armrests of the chair for good, relaxed support for the arms. Place the seat higher, so that the armrests are as high as the tabletop. Put something under your feet for horizontal support of your legs.
- If you don't have an office chair at the dining table: Try other ways to raise your chair a little. The purpose is the forearms on the table, without having to raise your shoulders.
- Put the keyboard a little further away, so support your arms well on the table. Sit with a straight back and avoid to lean forward.
- If possible, use a separate keyboard, mouse and monitor. The top edge of the screen should be slightly below eye level. Or place the laptop on an elevation (e.g. a pile of books).
- It's exhausting to look into the daylight. Prefer to sit in a place with the window behind or next to you.
- Alternate every half hour with movement: walk around (e.g. while calling) or do some stretching exercises.
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