Remote Working

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Resources to complete tasks

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Now if you are completing a task, you need to look at what resources you need to complete that task. No one using the word task. This could be that you are part of a team working on a project. So you are working on an individual task of that. It may well be you have got lots of tasks that make up a project or you are part of that project. But also this task could be customer support, it could be a sales, or it could be an accounts role. So whatever your role is, when you are working from home, you need to make sure you have got the right resources in order to do it. So the resources could be your computers, they need to be up to the job. It may well be you are doing design work, but the computer you are using at home just has not got the memory or the capacity to work with it. So look at what is actually required. It may well be that you are required from the workplace to download a program and work that program but your computer is too old to handle that or you have not got the latest operating system on there. When you are looking at tasks, and when you are agreeing to a task that you are going to be able to work, see what you actually need to complete it.

Other things might be external data drives. It might be different types of design systems and trackpads. It might be printers, you need to lock printing, scanning. Or it might be paper products. You maybe need to research from books, or manuals or research off the Internet and PDF documents. So look up any task, look at what sorts of resources you need to complete it. And also when you have got the resources, how are you going to organize them? So if you have got books and things you are referring to, then try and keep them as tidy as possible on your desk. If you are working with PDF documents or digital documents, then file them away in folders so you know exactly where they are, and where you can find them. If it is a particular project, then maybe work, have a file that is called that project. And then you can have them in separate folders on there, or even colour code them to make sure that they stand out well. If you are not sure what resources you need, then talk to your manager or your team. They will be able to come up with what they need. But also if you are in a team meeting, look at what other people are doing. So it is not just how you are going to complete the task, see how other people are doing it, because they may have a lot of good ideas or it may be that you have got a good idea and they want to share that idea.