If you are new to the work-from-home force, I wanted to share some tips that have worked well for me over the last couple years, venturing into it out of the in-house workforce. Just checking in to wish everyone well. HANG IN THERE, guys!
Here you go and please share:
Additionally, I recommend these chat/interactivity apps so while you are adapting to the work-from-home life, you can still feel connected to a myriad of communities, friends, etc.
- Discord: A very modern voice & text chat app. It was originally intended for gamers but has since caught on with a wider audience. You will find it has crystal clear voice, multiple server and channel support, desktop apps, mobile apps, and more.
- Slack: A rather elaborate instant messaging platform that I’ve seen used mostly in large companies but often times functions well as a team/project management tool. It also has desktop and mobile apps.
- Facebook Messenger: A lot of people don’t realize you don’t have to be on Facebook to use their messaging tool. So here you go. Would also highly recommend Facebook Groups!
- What’s App: A freeware, cross-platform messaging and Voice-over-IP service that is actually owned by Facebook. It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media.
Those are my top picks but this article includes quite a few more!
Again, HANG IN THERE. We are all in this together. Literally! We are! Worldwide, even! This is an unprecedented time and we will learn as we go, right? Let’s all be grateful social media and technology have advanced to this point and while we all may be silo’d, we thankfully have these tools to keep us connected. Disney+, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, it’s your move. Roll out that content.
I’m sure everyone is touting it but dear god, WASH YOUR HANDS and STAY HOME.