Keep in touch

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 • Productivity • 1 minute reading time

This article is part of a series discussing How to stay in touch (and stay productive) whilst you're working remotely.

Working remotely is nothing new to me; for years I’ve worked at kitchen counters, on trains, in cars, pubs and from my home office – pretty much any where my laptop will fit. Things feel a little different when you don’t have a choice in the matter though!

We’ve never been in a situation where everyone is working remotely at the same time, and this has brought about it’s own set of challenges. It’s more important than ever at the moment that we pull together and get things done; both our reputation and survival depends on it.

Keep in touch with your customers and your suppliers – it shouldn’t be any different for those that you don’t see in person that often. You don’t always need to use Zoom or Skype, just picking up the phone for a chat about progress will help you feel a bit more normal.

When it comes to keeping up with your team, have a scheduled group call on a morning – or any other time you need to. Allow for at least 10 minutes of this to be chatting about all the random things you’d usually chat about; this will make you feel a bit more human and give you a break from your new and strange routine.

Richard Keys

Rich is Genius Division's technical director. When he's not building Lego or painting toy soldiers he's probably having fun with his kids. Lover of mountains and reading: Stephen King and Middle-earth are among his favourites.