Top 10 Tips from Romax to engineers working from home

07/04/2020

You’ve already seen many tips to better work from home, but what about some tips from engineers to engineers? Check what Romax experts have to say:

1. If you’re working on a laptop, do what you can to move to a bigger, dedicated monitor – don’t spend eight hours staring at a tiny screen!

2. Properly separate your work and home-time by turning your work machine off when you’re done…unless you’re leaving your analyses runs over night, when energy might be cheaper.

3. Get creative – start learning a new programming language, give yourself a challenge to build something and smash it.

4. Keep hydrating – it’s easy to fall out of the habit when there’s no office watercooler but staying hydrated is critical for your body and brain!

5. Stretch your legs every hour – set a timer or use a fitness tracker app or device like a FitBit to get reminders to move.

6. Time your analysis, compiler or test runs to give you a hydration or movement break.

7. Stay social – connect to and use a general chat channel or group on your company’s messaging platform.

8. Use multiple screens if you can, one for ‘work’ and one for ‘communication’ (e-mail and instant messaging for example).

9. If you can, use a Webcam – even engineers can feel socially isolated when going a while without seeing a friendly face!

10. Keep your regular work hours and remember to put on work clothes – the novelty of working in pyjamas quickly wears off!

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