Remote working: Cloud experts share their top practices

For a long time, digital transformation has been a top priority for many businesses.
Recent events have forced many companies to virtualize their entire business virtually overnight.
The stakes of going digital have suddenly become too high. It’s not about being more efficient and competitive anymore. Many businesses now rely on the internet infrastructure to survive.
Implementing the right tools is only half of the battle.
If your business is one of those that suddenly finds itself operating with remote workers, you need to be sure that your staff have the skills to use these digital tools and that they are productive, engaged and connected in this new and challenging time.
We spoke with cloud experts and long-time workers-from-home to gain their insights on remote working.
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Hiro Nishimura, a technical writer, instructor, and founder of AWS Newbies, specializes in introducing Amazon Web Services for beginners. After working part-time remotely for many years, she recently went full WFH. She shared her top tips for looking after yourself as well as your team when you transition to remote work.
Many of the world’s workforce have begun to work remotely over the past few months.
Even people who have been told for years that it is impossible to do your job remotely are suddenly able work remotely.
Working from home has many benefits. You can save time, be more flexible, and have more money. By avoiding the commute, you might be able to cut down on work hours.
You might find it relaxing to be able to adjust your schedule to make time for laundry, walking, or even coffee breaks throughout the day. It’s possible to save $10 per day by making your own lunch instead of ordering takeout. It’s great to be free from the cubicle! It’s a dream come real!
There are a few issues that will undoubtedly impact those of you who work remotely, especially those who are new to it.
Truth be told, even though I have been working remotely for a while and fully remote for almost a year, I wasn’t prepared for the impact of “working through global pandemic” on me and my work.
“This will be easy!” “I’ve been working remotely for months and rarely travel anywhere else!” That was my belief a month ago. This sentiment turned out to be extremely naive. But there are things we can do to support our physical and mental health, as well as the teams who work remotely.
My personal view is that there are three key components to remote work as a team: communication and mental health.
1. Communication It is more difficult to communicate with remote teams than with onsite contacts. It can be difficult to communicate nuance and tone via text. We are also more inclined to use fewer words than we should, which may seem abrupt.
We all hate reading or sending emails and we sigh at the “unread” number in our inbox each morning. It is difficult to communicate effectively with your team remotely when you have so many people working remotely.
Communication within your team can improve by ensuring that each member is more attentive to how their messages are received by the recipient. We tend to put more effort into words during times of stress.
It is possible to avoid misunderstandings and frustration by rereading any message before you click “send”.