Working remotely – as an individual or as a team – can be a fabulous way to inject flexibility into your working environment. But it has its challenges and requires some planning. Here are some tips to assist you manage your own remote working environment and a fully remote in-house Legal Department, and how Xakia can help.
Where you work is important. Your environment can impact how you concentrate throughout the day, your physical state, your longevity and ability to juggle multiple devices or documents and order your thoughts. When you are working from home, you don’t always have full control over your working space – the kitchen table may be all you have available!
To the extent possible, consider the following:
There are three critical technological elements for in-house legal teams or team members to work remotely:
Good team communication is important for collaborating on work and for building relationships with your in-house legal colleagues. With remote working, it is important not to lose sight of all elements of team communication:
Communication with your clients when you are remote is essential. Consider the following:
Don’t work ALL day! It is very important to find ways to delineate between ‘work’ and ‘home’ to manage your mental and physical health. This might include:
Adjusting to remote working takes time, even for the introverts amongst you! A rhythm may develop quickly, or take a while to settle. In the meantime, remember: