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10 quick tips to be your most disciplined, productive, happy, and healthy self while working from home

Justin Lewis/Getty Images I was homeschooled from first through eighth grade, and now I'm a work-from-home writer. Years later, I still use my homeschooling experience to create a healthy and productive work routine. These are my 10 tips to get the most out of working from home. See more stories on Insider's business page. Homeschooled from first through eighth grade with my three brothers and one sister, I grew up in a strict orthodox group and was generally only allowed outside ...
Tags: Work From Home, Careers, Sacramento, Trends, Strategy, Working From Home, Homeschool, Lewis, Matic, Charles Duhigg, Hawaii New York, Home School, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019, Justin Lewis Getty, Contributor 2021


The 5 fail-safe ways to impress your team when starting a remote role

It can be harder to build relationships when working from home. FreshSplash/Getty Remote working is very different from in-person if you haven't worked at the company before. Starting a new job remotely can be challenging as workers adapt to building relationships online. From organizing online catch-ups to learning the company culture, you can make the process easier. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Remote work is on the rise and so many more people have to jo...
Tags: Google, Work From Home, UK, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Working From Home, Pwc, Muse, New Job, Remote Working, Nordic, Brown, Art Markman


A study of 61,000 Microsoft employees suggests remote work is bad for communication between different teams

Remote workers can pose "insider threats" to companies, not always intentionally. Justin Paget/Getty Images Fully remote workers communicate less with people outside their team, a study suggests. They are also slower to engage new starters, the study found. Researchers analyzed the habits of 61,000 Microsoft staff before and after they switched to remote working. See more stories on Insider's business page. People working from home in the pandemic spoke less frequently with colleagues...
Tags: UK, News, Microsoft, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Research, University, Working From Home, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Jamie Dimon, Hybrid, Stephen Jones, Berkeley Haas


UK workers on returning to the office: ‘No point if I end up doing video calls’

Some welcome the routine, while others are concerned about how it will work without everyone in at the same timeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWorkers in the UK have gradually been returning to offices in recent weeks, after the lifting of coronavirus restrictions. While many firms have adopted a flexible arrangement that combines remote and office work each week, many others have called their employees back full time.For some, it is a welcome return to normality, bu...
Tags: Business, UK, Money, Life and style, UK News, Work & careers, Working From Home, Coronavirus


Are you office ready as WFH comes to an end?

Maybe you’re desperate to go back – or clinging to the kitchen table. Either way, the workplace beckons. Our writers are on hand to dispense orientation, sympathy and new lanyardsFor anyone in charge of a school-age child, this is “school supplies” season: queueing in the only shop that sells your scratchy uniform, picking a pencil case, the narky crush in Clarks. (If you think that’s stressful, try living in Belgium, where school supplies demands are as esoteric and difficult to parse as the Vo...
Tags: Business, Money, Life and style, Work & careers, Working From Home, Belgium, Helena Morrissey, Emma Beddington, Voynich, Coronavirus


‘A kick in the teeth’: British mothers and pregnant women fear return to workplace

Companies recalling staff this month have been accused of not offering flexitime and failing to protect employeesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBefore the pandemic, every morning and night was a cycle of stress and rushing around for single mother Emma Woodburn, getting her two young sons to and from school, childcare before and after work and staying on top of housework.But when, 18 months ago, the 39-year-old from Lancashire was told by her employer she could work ...
Tags: Business, Family, Money, Children, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, Work & careers, Charities, Working From Home, Parents and parenting, Lancashire, Coronavirus, Emma Woodburn


The 5 habits ruining your efficiency and productivity while working from home

You need to have your work hours and spare time organized in advance. Getty Images / Marco Geber More and more companies are working towards remote and hybrid work models. While working from home has its perks, bad habits can take a toll on your concentration. Creating schedules and a quiet workspace are just two ways to ensure you work efficiently. See more stories on Insider's business page. Working from home can take a lot of discipline - from the bed and the TV to just taking a qui...
Tags: Google, Productivity, UK, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Work Life Balance, Efficiency, Working From Home, Bad Habits, Nordic, Tech Insider, Mark McLaughlin, Laura Mae Martin, BI General Contributors


A community about secretly working 2 full-time jobs has exploded as users swap advice on hacking their way to a $700,000 salary

Getty Overemployed.com was set up in April to help people find and work multiple jobs at once. Membership to its Discord channel more than tripled last week as people joined to swap tips. Two users claimed they worked multiple jobs to earn $750,000 or more. See more stories on Insider's business page. A growing number of people appear to be hacking working from home by working multiple full-time jobs at once.While many white-collar workers have found themselves reassessing work-life b...
Tags: Careers, Trends, Strategy, Future Of Work, Working From Home, Wall Street Journal, Isaac, Stephen Jones, Tech Insider, Discord, Rachel Feintzeig, Side-hustle, Overemployed, Feintzeig


Overemployed is a community about secretly working 2 full-time jobs and has exploded as users swap advice on hacking their way to a $700,000 salary

Getty Overemployed.com was set up in April to help people find and work multiple jobs at once. Membership to its Discord channel more than tripled last week as people joined to swap tips. Two users claimed they worked multiple jobs to earn $750,000 or more. See more stories on Insider's business page. A growing number of people appear to be hacking working from home by working multiple full-time jobs at once.While many white-collar workers have found themselves reassessing work-life b...
Tags: Careers, Trends, Strategy, Future Of Work, Working From Home, Wall Street Journal, Isaac, Stephen Jones, Discord, Rachel Feintzeig, Side-hustle, Overemployed, Feintzeig


Returning office workers seek sweet spot between casual and formal

Stint of working from home rewrites rules for office dressing, with retailers seeing demand for hybrid wardrobeWith a return to the office now a real possibility, workers in the UK are thinking about something they haven’t for a while: what to wear. This comes after 16 months at home with only a laptop for company – and only a semblance of presentability required for video calls. The conventions of office attire are being reassessed, particularly by men who often wore suits for work. So are they...
Tags: Business, Fashion, UK, Life and style, Working From Home, Men's Fashion, Porter, Sam Kershaw


Companies could invite a 'minefield' of lawsuits if they let employees choose how often they work remotely, economist says

Tom Werner/Getty Images Hybrid work could eventually result in lawsuits, Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom told Bloomberg. Single men could return to the office full-time while working mothers may work from home some days. It could result in a difference in promotion rates and a "legal minefield" for companies, he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The future of work could bring about new challenges for employers and employees alike - including, one leading economist s...
Tags: Work From Home, Microsoft, Stanford, US, Careers, Trends, Remote Work, Bloomberg, Austin, Hsbc, Working From Home, Salesforce, Zillow, Sundar Pichai, Cnbc, Stanford University


7 Ways To Make Being A Working Mom Easier

Being a working mom can be such a great thing. Sometimes, you may get a bit of mom guilt, worrying that you should be spending as much time as possible with your little ones – but that’s okay. It’s something that we all deal with. Yet, when you want to be able to contribute to the household and make a living, or you desperately need to, you have to embrace the lifestyle. That being said, it’s still not always that easy for you to manage being a working mom. It’s hard to juggle children ...
Tags: Fashion, Working From Home, Working Moms, Working Mothers, Mom Life, Home Life, Working Mom, Stay At Home Moms


Pet time and power naps: working from home during the Covid crisis

From getting chores done to missing colleagues, readers reveal the highs and lows of remote workingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWorking from home has some well-publicised advantages, such as time and money saved on commutes, but some people have also found innovative ways to use their time. From cat-napping to later-life learning, four readers share their highs and lows of working from home. Continue reading...
Tags: Pets, Life and style, Communities, Work & careers, Working From Home, Coronavirus


The dogs keeping office workers company through lockdown

Owners say taking four-legged friends to work helps tackle loneliness and livens up Zoom callsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage“Dogs are just like ‘play, eat, sleep’ – they bring me back into the moment. I think we can all learn something from that,” says Carole Henderson, who has been taking her “furry backup” to the office for the last few months.They are not so good at making the tea and things get a bit rowdy when the delivery man comes round, but Henderson’s labra...
Tags: Business, Science, Money, Dogs, Animals, Pets, Life and style, UK News, Work & careers, Working From Home, Lily, Henderson, Rusty, Coronavirus, Carole Henderson


At 42, I quit my job in property management to become a webcam model. Now I earn $1,000 a day and make my own schedule - here's why I love it.

Ainslee Divine worked for 15 years as a property management company owner before changing careers. Ainslee Divine Ainslee Divine (not her real name) is a 46-year-old webcam model who lives and works in Scottsdale, Arizona. She worked for 15 years as a property management company owner and says her new life means more freedom. This is her story, as told to freelance writer Jenny Powers. See more stories on Insider's business page. It all started when I was 42 years old. I'd owned a ...
Tags: Instagram, Careers, America, Trends, Strategy, Model, Webcam, Working From Home, Malibu, Content Creators, Nordic, MILF, Scottsdale Arizona, Jenny Powers, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019


5 ways to impress your team if you have to start your new job remotely

It can be harder to build relationships when working from home. FreshSplash/Getty Remote working is very different from in-person if you haven't worked at the company before.  Starting a new job remotely can be challenging as workers adapt to building relationships online. From organizing Zoom catch-ups to learning the company culture, you can make the process easier. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Remote work is on the rise and so many more people have to join new...
Tags: Google, Work From Home, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Working From Home, Pwc, Muse, New Job, Remote Working, Brown, Art Markman, University of Texas at Austin, Nintex


Pyjama suits are next big thing as formal wear is hit under Covid

Two Japanese firms have created working from home pyjamas to adapt to workers’ needsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFirst there were smart “use once” tops worn only for virtual work meetings and whipped off thereafter – otherwise known as the “Zoom shirt”. Now, courtesy of two Japanese companies, comes the latest hybrid of the suit and loungewear: the WFH pyjama suit.Working from home has rubbished the idea of formal dress codes. As sales of suits have suffered (onlin...
Tags: Business, Fashion, Japan, World news, Retail industry, Working From Home, Zoom, Crocs


How to avoid 'Zoom fatigue' during the Covid pandemic

Constantly being confronted with an image of yourself while video conferencing can be exhausting, says expertCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageImagine you’re walking around your workplace followed incessantly by colleagues holding a mirror which causes you to stare at yourself for large parts of the day.The bizarre scenario is in effect becoming the norm in the era of physically distanced video conference meetings and this “nonverbal overload” is leading to “Zoom fatigu...
Tags: Health, Business, Technology, Life and style, Society, World news, Working From Home, Zoom, Stanford University Continue, Jeremy Bailenson, Coronavirus


Working from bed? Here’s how you can still look professional

From airline pants to the all-day dressing gown, these outfits are just the thing for those duvet-based video callsDressing for work, if lockdown is forcing you to work from bed, is a dance between comfort and mindset. A nightie suggests you’ve given up, but lip gloss is too much (plus it’s a nightmare if you get it on your sheets). So, how to dress when you don’t want to get dressed? Can you get away with a dressing gown, and what about a hoodie? Follow these tips for bed-based video-call dress...
Tags: Fashion, Life and style, Working From Home


18 creative ways companies are keeping employees happy at work right now - from virtual paint nights to a free stay in an Airbnb

Employees are using video conferencing tools like Zoom to connect virtually. Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic shut down offices nationwide and is fundamentally changing how employers shape their culture. To adapt, companies have gotten creative with ways to help workers feel like they're part of a team.  Some 18 company leaders shared with Business Insider what they're doing, including everything from hosting remote painting nights and Bingo games, to sending employees meals and incre...
Tags: Amazon, Colorado, US, Careers, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Strategy, Company Culture, Remote Work, Features, Netflix, Munich, New York Times, Working From Home, Nintendo


How much have you got? Breaking the taboos on money

The squeeze on jobs means that many of us are now juggling our finances. But if we are more open and honest about our earnings then all of us will be better offOn a sunny Tuesday afternoon in July, Rob Campbell, 50, received a Zoom call from his boss at the advertising firm where he worked as a head of strategy. He took it in his bedroom. It wasn’t a good call. His boss was courteous, professional and regretful that, what with coronavirus and everything, Campbell was being made redundant. His fi...
Tags: Business, Money, Life and style, Working From Home, Campbell, Rob Campbell, Coronavirus


Sit! Stay! Get off my Zoom call! How to work from home – when your pet won’t let you

What do you do if your dog is chewing your computer lead or your moggy keeps deleting your emails? Animal behavioural experts give their advice for harmonious homeworkingI am sitting at my computer, in my office at the end of the garden, typing. On the other side of the door, the cat is staring at me through the glass. It is a hard stare. I know the cat wants to come in so that he can climb on to my desk and walk back and forth across my keyboard, deleting files and pressing Send prematurely. He...
Tags: England, Pets, Life and style, Britain, Working From Home


Job diary: I've been a professional tarot card reader for over 20 years — here's what my days are like

The author Patti Woods during a virtual tarot card reading during the pandemic. Patti Woods Patti Woods, 49, has been a professional tarot card reader for over 20 years.Although she stopped holding in-person sessions during the pandemic, she says people are still reaching out to her for virtual readings.She charges $50 for a half-hour session and works out of a spare room in her home.A reputable reader won't tell you that someone in your family is going to die or that there's curse placed o...
Tags: Facebook, Jobs, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Connecticut, Working From Home, Facetime, Woods, Freelancer, Nordic, Tarot Cards, Patti Woods, COVID-19, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019


Divvy up chores fairly, keep arguments single-issue: how to survive being cooped up with your partner

Lockdown and working from home can put stress on relationships, but the new normal could provide opportunities for positive changes – if we are thoughtfulThe coronavirus crisis has presented couples with an unusual relationship problem: a surfeit of togetherness. Where busy partners once struggled to find the time to be together, they now ration scraps of privacy. Not only has the pandemic reduced our love lives to one, endless quiet night in, it also obliged many people to work from home, to sp...
Tags: Relationships, Life and style, Working From Home, Andrew G Marshall, Coronavirus outbreak


The golden hour: 15 ways to change your life in a work-from-home lunch break

It’s all too easy to stay at your desk. But stepping away to exercise, clear out your junk drawer, watch the Sopranos – or have sex – could completely re-energise your dayIf you are lucky enough to have a job, and have been working from home for the past six months, you may have forgotten that you still have a lunch break: time that belongs to you, to do with what you will. Stepping away from your desk or workspace to do something different is an important part of claiming that time. But what sh...
Tags: Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Working From Home


Another day not at the office: will working from home be 2020's most radical change?

During lockdown millions started WFH – and most of us don’t want to go back. In just a few months the landscape of work, family and city life has altered dramatically - but are all the changes positive?There’s a man sitting at the first-floor window of the house that lies on the other side of my back fence. It’s early August, the weather is sweltering, and his window is wide open. He’s talking on a hands-free phone, laughing in that ingratiating manner that suggests a large payday is at stake. H...
Tags: Business, Family, Life and style, Work & careers, Work-life balance, Working From Home, Coronavirus outbreak


PRESENTING: 6 side hustles you can start from home, according to 2 freelancers earning $15,000 a month

Stephanie Smolders. Stephanie Smolders Stephanie Smolders and her partner have spent the last four years working from home while traveling around the world. Whether poolside at a hotel or on the beach, they've managed to bring in a steady income by growing their business from small freelance gigs into projects that generated $15,000 a month. Now, she shares her tips with Business Insider on how she made money entirely remotely and other ways to generate an income during the pandemic. "There...
Tags: Money, Small Business, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Working From Home, Income, Teaser, Nordic, Side Hustles, WFH, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019


Feeling the burnout? 4 ways to avoid WFH stress

Real estate professionals have been at it for six months now, balancing the stress of working from home with a host of other distractions. To avoid being pulled into a state of exhaustion and burnout, here are four tips to keep in mind.
Tags: Productivity, Lifestyle, Planning, Service, Radio, Productive, Working From Home, Teams, Agent, Distractions, Brokerage, Select, WFH, Kathleen Black, Perfect week, WFH stress


My dishevelled flat felt like a cage rather than a cocoon this summer. I finally decided to do it up

Before March, I spent every weekend at my partner’s tranquil apartment. When that became impossible, I had to turn my place from teenage doss house to adult work spaceI’ve never really been house-proud. While my peers have moved to larger and larger homes over the years, I’ve been happy in my dishevelled council flat in Tooting, south London. I don’t entertain at home and my flat is basically a safe place to leave my stuff, wash and go to sleep. Gardens, balconies, spare rooms and home offices a...
Tags: Family, London, Diy, Life and style, Work & careers, Working From Home, Coronavirus outbreak


How To Work From Home During Lockdown

With businesses facing temporary closure over the last few months, millions of employees across the country have been required to work from home. For many, this has been an unusual but novelty experience that they have never experienced previously, and, knowing how to remain motivated and productive can be difficult if you have only ever been used to working in an office environment. If you have been given the formal notification that you’re going to be working from home for the forese...
Tags: Work From Home, Fashion, Home Office, Working From Home, Slope, Home Life, Lockdown, Pandemic, Fluidstance, Coronavirus, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic, The Slope



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