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#ProdChat – 03/01/2017 – Work from Home Productivity

#ProdChat – 03/01/2017 – Work from Home Productivity

On 03/01/2017, #ProdChat discussed the topic, Work from Home Productivity. Working from home or remotely can be both a challenging and rewarding opportunity for today’s workforce, especially with how far digital, mobile technologies have come to help foster connectivity. Watch the slideshow to see what the productivity enthusiasts on #ProdChat had to say about “Work from Home Productivity.” Enjoy!

Questions:

  1. Do you have the opportunity to work from home/remotely? How often?
  2. Are there jobs that lend themselves better or worse for working from home/remotely?
  3. What are advantages to working from home?
  4. What are disadvantages to working remotely? How do you mitigate those issues?
  5. How do you separate work from home time when working from home?
  6. How do you design your workday routines when you’re working remotely?
  7. How do you deal with home-based distractions (e.g., TV) when working from home?
  8. How do you setup your workspace(s) at home for greatest productivity?
  9. How do you communicate effectively with your team working from home?
  10. What will you do in the next week to try some of these work from home productivity tips (perhaps even at work!)?

Raw transcript:

User Tweet Time (GMT +0)
rsidneysmith Welcome to #ProdChat, the weekly chat for productivity enthusiasts! https://t.co/C40vBakDrB https://t.co/yalulQoFfy Thu Mar 02 00:59:00 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Today on #ProdChat we’re discussing “Work from Home Productivity” Join us! #productivity https://t.co/RZt5tggNnu Thu Mar 02 01:00:03 +0000 2017
nmhouston you can expect more tweets than usual from me over the next hour as I join tonight’s #prodchat on “Work from Home Productivity” Thu Mar 02 01:00:16 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck Hello @rsidneysmith #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:00:20 +0000 2017
nmhouston hi @rsidneysmith how are you doing Ray? #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:01:17 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith So, let’s start! In a tweet, introduce yourself. #prodchat https://t.co/5qU8Qopr2P Thu Mar 02 01:02:00 +0000 2017
nmhouston hi @DrFrankBuck @xianfox #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:02:05 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @nmhouston Hi, Natalie! How’re you? #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:02:09 +0000 2017
nmhouston @rsidneysmith fine thanks! #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:02:31 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @DrFrankBuck Hi, Frank! How’re you? #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:02:36 +0000 2017
JKatzaman Joining #ProdChat from Maryland to talk about being productive while working from home. Thu Mar 02 01:02:43 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck Frank Buck, tweeting from Alabama. I write and speak on organization and time management. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:02:45 +0000 2017
caplady1225 RT @nmhouston: you can expect more tweets than usual from me over the next hour as I join tonight’s #prodchat on “Work from Home Productivi… Thu Mar 02 01:03:07 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @xianfox Hi! How’re you? #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:03:15 +0000 2017
ProSourcePrint @rsidneysmith I made it! :) #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:03:24 +0000 2017
takebackmyday Joining from Delmar NY – Trainer and time management coach #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:03:32 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee Hi #ProdChat, it’s Shannon from DC. I can be here tonight. https://t.co/eLMcWzrist Thu Mar 02 01:03:46 +0000 2017
nmhouston I’m Natalie, an English professor and productivity coach. I help people move forward on the projects that matter most to them. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:03:56 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith What’s a #productivity success you’ve had this or last week? #prodchat https://t.co/Wbt2qe7MPQ Thu Mar 02 01:05:01 +0000 2017
caplady1225 Hi all I’m ke happy to be here tonight. I work in cyber security auditor and teacher. Gtd practitioner #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:05:21 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee RT @rsidneysmith: What’s a #productivity success you’ve had this or last week? #prodchat https://t.co/Wbt2qe7MPQ Thu Mar 02 01:05:44 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Please add #prodchat to tweets. Questions will come as Q1, Q2, Q3. Answer A1, A2, A3, for readability! https://t.co/nVKo64AR3c Thu Mar 02 01:06:00 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @takebackmyday Hi, Dorothee! Glad to have you! #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:06:13 +0000 2017
nmhouston My productivity success tonight was fitting in an interval workout before the chat :) #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:06:21 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Today we are discussing #productivity advice for working from home/remotely! Q1 in just a couple minutes! #prodchat https://t.co/XZPp0I3HWm Thu Mar 02 01:08:00 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee I had a meeting w/ a client to finalize an assignment for next month, @rsidneysmith. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:08:57 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee This week I made a decision about how I want to organize my life & started putting things in place to make it a reality. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:09:54 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee RT @rsidneysmith: Today we are discussing #productivity advice for working from home/remotely! Q1 in just a couple minutes! #prodchat https… Thu Mar 02 01:09:58 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q1: Do you have the opportunity to work from home/remotely? How often? #prodchat https://t.co/uv3VpDuhob Thu Mar 02 01:10:00 +0000 2017
xianfox My productive day was taking the day off to do dr, eye, vet and financial advisor AppStore. All while we’re getting 6″ of snow. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:10:11 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A1 In my current day job I telework on Mondays. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:10:40 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A1: Much of my work is from home. Since retiring from education, my office is in my home. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:10:49 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee RT @rsidneysmith: Q1: Do you have the opportunity to work from home/remotely? How often? #prodchat https://t.co/uv3VpDuhob Thu Mar 02 01:10:52 +0000 2017
caplady1225 Productivity success finally migrated daily logs i use 4 life tracking from @GridDiary to @Airtable love grid bt need flexibility #Prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:11:10 +0000 2017
ProSourcePrint A1: Self employed and work from home every day. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:11:28 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee A1 I’m currently working from home everyday as I’m in transition, and I’m loving it. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:11:44 +0000 2017
xianfox A1: Most of my work is remote, as in at someone else’s desk supporting their computer. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:12:08 +0000 2017
takebackmyday A1: I’ve run several businesses from a home office for 20+ years #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:12:15 +0000 2017
nmhouston A1 I work from home several days each week during the academic semester, almost entirely from home during summer #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:12:30 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith I’m actually in a limited mobile access environment so I’ll be quieter than usual. FYI. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:12:36 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee A1 I had a job where I worked from home once a week & it was great. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:12:47 +0000 2017
caplady1225 A1 first in my career i get designated telework day at day job & used @GoToMeeting for a few remote school nights worked well #Prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:13:30 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith A1: I work from home about once every two weeks. I like being in my office. But otherwise, I’m on the road working remotely. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:13:31 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee A1 There are times when I go to office share spaces or even the library for a change of wall colors. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:14:03 +0000 2017
nmhouston @xianfox that is quite a day! #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:14:05 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q2: Are there jobs that lend themselves better or worse for working from home/remotely? #prodchat https://t.co/ZhXxcMcmMq Thu Mar 02 01:15:01 +0000 2017
xianfox @nmhouston It has been, but quite productive. :D #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:15:11 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee RT @rsidneysmith: Q2: Are there jobs that lend themselves better or worse for working from home/remotely? #prodchat https://t.co/ZhXxcMcmMq Thu Mar 02 01:15:54 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A2: Working from home works well for consultants, speakers, writers. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:16:26 +0000 2017
takebackmyday A1: Recently started using a co-working space once a week to see how I like it. Very enjoyable so far. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:16:50 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A2: Pretty much any job where you didn’t have to hold large face-to-face meetings or assemble a team physically on one place. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:17:22 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A2: Pretty much any job where you didn’t have to hold large face-to-face meetings or assemble a team physically on one place. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:17:22 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee A2a Yes, as a consultant, author, speaker & trainer, it’s easy to work from home. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:17:47 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @takebackmyday That’s great! I’m a huge advocate of co-working spaces! #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:17:48 +0000 2017
xianfox A2: In my case I need physical access to the clients computer so it wouldn’t lend itself well to working at my desk. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:17:52 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A2 Office work is easiest to adapt for work at home. Heavy equipment, not so much. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:18:06 +0000 2017
caplady1225 A2 on call operations, national security work can be challenging and in 2017 some organizations cultural VERY anti-remote sadly #Prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:18:33 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee A2b There isn’t anything I’m doing at home that requires an office setting. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:18:45 +0000 2017
ProSourcePrint A2: consultants, business coaches, graphic designers, Realtors can all work from home. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:19:31 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q3: What are advantages to working from home? #prodchat https://t.co/9GHrySoyfa Thu Mar 02 01:20:00 +0000 2017
xianfox Well, the plow just came thru and buried my driveway. Wife can’t get back in so I’m out snowblowing. Have a good #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:20:21 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee RT @rsidneysmith: Q3: What are advantages to working from home? #prodchat https://t.co/9GHrySoyfa Thu Mar 02 01:20:28 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A3 The biggest advantage to working from home is eliminating hours per day for commuting plus expense for gas and transportation. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:21:31 +0000 2017
takebackmyday A3: Control over workflow, few interruptions #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:21:42 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee A3 Working w/o the stress of commuting is a wonderful thing, esp. in the DMV, our nation’s 3rd worse traffic. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:22:23 +0000 2017
ProSourcePrint A3: Alphabetical or chronological? :) #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:22:40 +0000 2017
nmhouston A3 advantages to working from home: canine companionship, control over my environment, comfy clothes, snacks, workout breaks #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:22:55 +0000 2017
JKatzaman @ShannonRenee Yes, have a belt after the beltway. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:23:05 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee A3 I get to start my workday earlier & finish sooner. And I can’t say enough good things about working in comfy clothes. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:23:39 +0000 2017
caplady1225 A3 comfort!! Say this anti-suit wearer right here lol; good for selfcare; hit the gym w/o having to rush to office; deep work #Prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:23:53 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A3: Working from home saves on commute time and the expense associated with renting office space. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:24:21 +0000 2017
caplady1225 A3 agree and i think we are #1 in traffic now (thanks metro) 😕 #Prodchat https://t.co/H0uPXHEkFz Thu Mar 02 01:24:42 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q4: What are disadvantages to working remotely? How do you mitigate those issues? #prodchat https://t.co/E2X2igdfJC Thu Mar 02 01:25:01 +0000 2017
DanielHayes @caplady1225 Comfy clothes gets my vote too! #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:25:12 +0000 2017
takebackmyday A3: @nmhouston totally agree on the canine companionship and option to take breaks #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:25:14 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee RT @rsidneysmith: Q4: What are disadvantages to working remotely? How do you mitigate those issues? #prodchat https://t.co/E2X2igdfJC Thu Mar 02 01:25:57 +0000 2017
DanielHayes @rsidneysmith Q4: Isolation can be tough. Counter by getting out in the “real world” from time to time. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:27:22 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee A4 Family & friends think working from home equates to days off…NOT. I’m working, even if I’m wearing my jammies. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:27:24 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A4: The downside of working from home can include distracting yourself & running down rabbit trails w/ nobody to keep you on task. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:28:14 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee A4 I don’t answer their calls or respond to their text msgs until I’m finished work. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:29:16 +0000 2017
macbikegeek A1 full-time work from home for the last 15 years except when on the road to customer sites. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:29:41 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A4 A minus to working from home is justifying it each day to office, citing achievements. Don’t have to do that at office. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:29:45 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q5: How do you separate work from home time when working from home? #prodchat https://t.co/GfFxuBqZ5O Thu Mar 02 01:30:02 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee RT @rsidneysmith: Q5: How do you separate work from home time when working from home? #prodchat https://t.co/GfFxuBqZ5O Thu Mar 02 01:30:37 +0000 2017
prodbookgrp Did you miss a #productivity book club discussion and want to listen to it? Catch up here: https://t.co/RzMPV84Dn2… https://t.co/eHNp701kZR Thu Mar 02 01:31:00 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Did you miss a #productivity book club discussion and want to listen to it? Catch up here: https://t.co/yz1SnjAQm1… https://t.co/IMcUKPxFg8 Thu Mar 02 01:31:00 +0000 2017
JoysOfMercy Sliding in to #Prodchat now. Thu Mar 02 01:31:10 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee A5 I have a dedicated work space. When I’m in there, I’m working. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:31:12 +0000 2017
nmhouston A4 When you work from home, you have to set your own boundaries: when does work end? where does work happen? #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:31:15 +0000 2017
macbikegeek a2 lots of direct people jobs (health care, tailors, etc.) have to be present. Telepresence and robotics will change it some #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:31:40 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A5 I schedule doctor appointments for telework days, keeping office iPhone with me to stay tethered to work. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:32:06 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee A5 I have a set time for lunch & breaks and I keep distractions to a minimum. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:32:18 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A5: I am one of those for whom work and place is al the same thing. I don’t worry about trying to segment the time. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:32:21 +0000 2017
caplady1225 A4 natural human distraction going outside; too much cleaning vs working; basically keeping healthy balance of home/work tasks #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:32:26 +0000 2017
macbikegeek a3 love the commute. Easy to eat right. Easy to let in deliveries and workers. Good for listening to music while working. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:32:50 +0000 2017
caplady1225 @rsidneysmith still reading super better late start but aligns with @habitica gamification & accountability some powerful stuff #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:33:28 +0000 2017
JoysOfMercy A1 – I work at home regularly. I go in to the office rarely these days. #Prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:33:44 +0000 2017
macbikegeek a4 no over the cube chats. We use IM to chat real time. Not as social as being in office. distractions can occur. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:34:21 +0000 2017
JoysOfMercy A2 – When the job is computer-centric and doesn’t require face-to-face interaction, work at home works #Prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:34:40 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q6: How do you design your workday routines when you’re working remotely? #prodchat https://t.co/ea9vA9cIHY Thu Mar 02 01:35:00 +0000 2017
nmhouston A5 one of the things I enjoy about working at home is the flexibility. Different schedules on different days. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:35:36 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee RT @rsidneysmith: Q6: How do you design your workday routines when you’re working remotely? #prodchat https://t.co/ea9vA9cIHY Thu Mar 02 01:35:38 +0000 2017
JoysOfMercy A6 – There are some things that I HAVE to do by certain times of the day. I have notifications to tell me so #Prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:35:41 +0000 2017
caplady1225 A5 that was helpful in my transition no couch laptop action; turned my dining room into makeshift standing desk… https://t.co/QXXRnVjvWf Thu Mar 02 01:35:41 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A6 I try to get stuff done for work before others wake up around the house. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:36:27 +0000 2017
JoysOfMercy A5 – It all kind of runs together for me. I alternate back and forth. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:37:04 +0000 2017
takebackmyday A6: Start the day with detailed planning session. No email before this planning session. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:37:14 +0000 2017
nmhouston A6 At home, I try to maximize opportunities for deep work — what I don’t get as much of on the days I work on campus. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:37:22 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A6: I group my tasks into my “Fab 5,” tasks I want to do in the morning, afternoon, and evening. I don’t assign specific times. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:37:33 +0000 2017
MarcieTimmerman #prodchat A6. Work that requires solid concentration during my best times: 10am-1140am, 230p-4p. Other hrs for social visits, calls, etc Thu Mar 02 01:38:08 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A6: Instead, I batch the tasks so there is a “flow” to the day. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:38:11 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee A6 I set-up my day in an organized fashion to be productive, if not, distractions will take over. #procrastinationKILLS #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:38:31 +0000 2017
MarcieTimmerman @JoysOfMercy me too! #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:38:33 +0000 2017
IAmTakingCharge @ShannonRenee Yes..Keeping distractions to a minimum is vital to elevate your productivity & efficiency in completing projects. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:38:36 +0000 2017
caplady1225 A6 i have to remember working remote is a privilege & stay accountable to my routines and planned tasks #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:39:25 +0000 2017
JoysOfMercy A6 – I work well on deadlines. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:39:26 +0000 2017
MarcieTimmerman @ShannonRenee And we have all had “that day” where distractions won…right? #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:40:04 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee A6 Then I get into my day like I’m at the office…tackling my toughest project first & moving down my list. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:40:09 +0000 2017
takebackmyday @DrFrankBuck – Frank, what’s “Fab 5”? #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:40:14 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck @takebackmyday My “Fab 5” are the 5 items that will pay the biggest dividend. I want those front & center. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:41:26 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee Yep, esp. my Mom, who can’t seem to grasp this concept of WORKING from home LOL. #ProdChat https://t.co/WPVedT6bFo Thu Mar 02 01:41:38 +0000 2017
nmhouston A6 It’s really important to remember to take breaks, pace yourself when working on your own at home. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:41:45 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee RT @MarcieTimmerman: @ShannonRenee And we have all had “that day” where distractions won…right? #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:41:50 +0000 2017
macbikegeek a5 I have to track all my work time and use @toggl so even if I get interrupted for a personal item, I know the impact. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:42:03 +0000 2017
macbikegeek a5b it’s all about deliverables anyway #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:42:20 +0000 2017
caplady1225 RT @MarcieTimmerman: @ShannonRenee And we have all had “that day” where distractions won…right? #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:42:57 +0000 2017
JoysOfMercy @nmhouston – True. I took a break and walked up and down the stairs of my house this afternoon. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:43:24 +0000 2017
caplady1225 @DrFrankBuck @takebackmyday just love the term fab 5 puts a positive spin on task management 😎 #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:43:26 +0000 2017
MarcieTimmerman #prodchat Working from home isn’t always a privilege, but more a necessity. Feeling appreciative of the digital age… https://t.co/MpwCo44HcK Thu Mar 02 01:43:29 +0000 2017
macbikegeek a6 live and die by calendar for mtgs and time oriented tasks. do morning review to set agenda for the day and recap at end of day #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:43:37 +0000 2017
nmhouston A6 Very few people who are at an office for 8-9 hours are working the whole time. At home, can focus on quality over quantity #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:43:55 +0000 2017
MarcieTimmerman @macbikegeek @toggl 17Hats has a timer feature. I have started using it to log my time on different projects! #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:44:04 +0000 2017
MarcieTimmerman @JoysOfMercy @nmhouston I do laundry (which is downstairs) #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:44:51 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q8: How do you setup your workspace(s) at home for greatest productivity? #prodchat https://t.co/WoP4D5DyTx Thu Mar 02 01:45:01 +0000 2017
nmhouston @MarcieTimmerman yikes! #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:45:08 +0000 2017
JoysOfMercy @MarcieTimmerman Fun times in the life of Marcie. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:45:34 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee RT @rsidneysmith: Q8: How do you setup your workspace(s) at home for greatest productivity? #prodchat https://t.co/WoP4D5DyTx Thu Mar 02 01:45:53 +0000 2017
takebackmyday A6: I probably work longer hours from home than I would in an office. You? #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:46:07 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck A8: One room in our home is my office. I have nice office furniture that I enjoy, a nice computer setup, multipurpose copier. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:46:39 +0000 2017
JoysOfMercy @takebackmyday – Feel like a lot of time is wasted at the office. More interruptions there than at home some days! #Prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:46:43 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee A8 Work area is well lit, little music, my laptop, cellphone & something to drink. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:46:45 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee A8 And a COMFORTABLE chair is of the utmost importance. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:47:29 +0000 2017
macbikegeek a8 dedicated office, multiple monitors, all the office stuff I need at hand #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:47:34 +0000 2017
nmhouston did I miss Q7? #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:47:35 +0000 2017
JoysOfMercy A8 – My desk is in the extra bedroom. The bed must be made for productivity. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:47:42 +0000 2017
JoysOfMercy @nmhouston – I don’t think there was one #Prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:47:54 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee Yes, much longer hours at home. #ProdChat https://t.co/pwYTuzwYvi Thu Mar 02 01:48:26 +0000 2017
caplady1225 A8 since i’m in the impossible to breakthrough standing desk queue at work; that was must at home stand/lots of movement #Prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:48:37 +0000 2017
nmhouston A8 Depending on the kind of work, I alternate among standing desk, work table, and armchair. Nice to have all those options. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:48:39 +0000 2017
MarcieTimmerman #prodchat A8. It has to be clean. Cup of hot tea. My computer, mouse and phone. Sometimes, I need tv or music in background. Thu Mar 02 01:49:54 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q7: How do you deal with home-based distractions (e.g., TV) when working from home? #prodchat https://t.co/DUbBcuBLLJ Thu Mar 02 01:50:00 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q9: How do you communicate effectively with your team working from home? #prodchat https://t.co/9M2wrW6R2I Thu Mar 02 01:50:01 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @nmhouston Sorry, Q7 must’ve missed its scheduled entrance! #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:50:03 +0000 2017
MarcieTimmerman #prodchat A8.a Facing a window seems to help too. Thu Mar 02 01:50:11 +0000 2017
JoysOfMercy A9 – Slack. #Prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:50:27 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee RT @rsidneysmith: Q9: How do you communicate effectively with your team working from home? #prodchat https://t.co/9M2wrW6R2I Thu Mar 02 01:50:51 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck Q7: I try to make my to-do list so attractive that I would rather work on it than be distracted, #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:51:08 +0000 2017
JKatzaman A9 With plug-in card, my laptop at home has full access to my office PC including Outlook. It’s just like sitting at my desk. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 01:51:37 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck Q9: My “team” is really me and my wife, so face-to-face works pretty well. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:51:58 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee A9 Phone, email, phone and email confirmation of the phone calls. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:52:04 +0000 2017
JoysOfMercy Q7 – I work in a room with no TV. So that helps. The cats are the biggest distractions some days. #Prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:52:11 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @rsidneysmith There it is! @nmhouston #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:52:25 +0000 2017
macbikegeek a9 @SkypeBusiness for work, BaseCamp for a side project and of course, email and phone. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:52:26 +0000 2017
MarcieTimmerman #prodchat A9. Regular phone meetings. In person meetups. Hundreds of emails. https://t.co/JkybFkr3qE Thu Mar 02 01:52:50 +0000 2017
caplady1225 Q9 we use lync chat & email/group text if you going step away for extended bit of time #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:53:48 +0000 2017
JoysOfMercy Q9 – The other company I work with relies on a Facebook group and Messenger. #Prodchat Phone calls if someone is driving. Thu Mar 02 01:54:56 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Q10: What will you do in the next week to try some of these work from home productivity tips (perhaps even at work!… https://t.co/Hs8b2nQ2pU Thu Mar 02 01:55:01 +0000 2017
nmhouston A7 If I do get distracted (laundry! dogs! chores!) it’s also easy to reset with a quick workout, shower, or meditation #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:55:09 +0000 2017
MarcieTimmerman A7. Desk faces a white wall I mindfully avoid decorating. Library & coffee shop visits can break up monotony & enco… https://t.co/aiedhZhxkd Thu Mar 02 01:55:19 +0000 2017
prodbookgrp Join us for our next #Productivity Book Group live discussion! https://t.co/n14akGjZH4 #prodchat https://t.co/geEdpVZzt3 Thu Mar 02 01:56:00 +0000 2017
prodchat Join us for our next #Productivity Book Group live discussion! https://t.co/hm4Ss8baJl #prodchat https://t.co/SIX4hO6iLf Thu Mar 02 01:56:01 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Join us for our next #Productivity Book Group live discussion! https://t.co/wQRfxI2YHl #prodchat https://t.co/v2ulM7C9z3 Thu Mar 02 01:56:01 +0000 2017
MarcieTimmerman A10. I like Fab 5 task management. Going to try it out. #prodchat https://t.co/EaIBRtkNUo Thu Mar 02 01:56:12 +0000 2017
nmhouston A10 the chat’s made me grateful for the flexibility I have to work from home many days #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:56:19 +0000 2017
JoysOfMercy A10 – sounds like I need to do coffee with @MarcieTimmerman #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:56:39 +0000 2017
takebackmyday A10: Finally look into standing desk #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:57:34 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Next #ProdChat: March 15 – “Email Productivity Apps and Add-ons”! This will be a fun chat, so join us! Have a great… https://t.co/VljfSkP3kq Thu Mar 02 01:58:01 +0000 2017
MarcieTimmerman @nmhouston Agreed! This couldn’t have happened 20 years ago #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:58:17 +0000 2017
DrFrankBuck @rsidneysmith Nice topic! #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:58:21 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee I’m w/ @MarcieTimmerman, gonna give the Fab 5 a try at organizing my priorities. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:58:30 +0000 2017
nmhouston @takebackmyday it’ll change your life! but be sure to get a cushioned / gel mat for your feet, and adapt slowly #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:58:34 +0000 2017
MarcieTimmerman @rsidneysmith Thanks! Great chat. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:58:41 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee RT @rsidneysmith: Next #ProdChat: March 15 – “Email Productivity Apps and Add-ons”! This will be a fun chat, so join us! Have a great rest… Thu Mar 02 01:58:54 +0000 2017
MarcieTimmerman @takebackmyday I just use my kitchen counter. It has been a good addition to my workspaces (prior to injury). #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:59:33 +0000 2017
nmhouston @rsidneysmith so no chat next week? #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:59:49 +0000 2017
MarcieTimmerman @nmhouston @takebackmyday Yes, the mat is necessary! #prodchat Thu Mar 02 01:59:50 +0000 2017
JoysOfMercy @MarcieTimmerman @takebackmyday – That’s a good idea! Thanks for sharing. #Prodchat Thu Mar 02 02:00:06 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith @MarcieTimmerman you’re welcome! #prodchat Thu Mar 02 02:00:13 +0000 2017
nmhouston thanks @rsidneysmith for another great #prodchat! Great to chat with everyone! Thu Mar 02 02:00:40 +0000 2017
ShannonRenee And of course, a #ShamelessPlug for my eBook, https://t.co/xTaJoUwAw9, for #resume & #interview tips & tricks, only $.99 #prodchat Thu Mar 02 02:00:50 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Thanks, #productivity enthusiasts, for attending #prodchat! Join us next week! @prodchat https://t.co/klYF49UtMJ Thu Mar 02 02:01:01 +0000 2017
JoysOfMercy @rsidneysmith @prodchat – Next week is the 8th. Please clarify. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 02:01:30 +0000 2017
lpittson RT @DrFrankBuck: Frank Buck, tweeting from Alabama. I write and speak on organization and time management. #prodchat Thu Mar 02 02:27:12 +0000 2017
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rogue_crayon99 A1 Weekdays typically, most of the drudge work (editing/post-production) happens M-Th just like most offices but w/ odd hours #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 16:50:14 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 A1 Weekdays typically, most of the drudge work (editing/post-production) happens M-Th just like most offices but w/ odd hours #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 16:50:14 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 A3 I call my own time. Murakami once wrote that one has to keep grinding but still leave some for tomorrow. I try to follow that. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 16:53:21 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 A5 This can be tough; we all have a life outside work and regardless of format, setting boundaries and deadlines help. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 16:55:22 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 A8 I’d take a photo but it would probably end up being a meme lol…I try to keep my “work zones” tidy #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 16:56:49 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 A2 I think the combo works well for the freelance creative; remote work, in theory, can work for most traditional office settings #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 17:00:27 +0000 2017
rogue_crayon99 A2 If one were employ ROWE concepts, there really won’t be much of a need for traditional work spaces in general. #ProdChat Thu Mar 02 17:02:46 +0000 2017
rsidneysmith Join #ProdChat for our next #productivity topic! https://t.co/NJDSyG0EeI https://t.co/CO6dNv2LDy Thu Mar 02 18:00:08 +0000 2017

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