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5 Tips for Working from Home and getting more done by 5pm

Here are a few tips to keep you organized and productive with 5pm, while working from home.

1. Create a morning routine

Start the day right and make it a habit.
Enable Deadline Reminders and have 5pm email you in the morning the list of your tasks due that day.

Deadline Reminders

2. Overcommunicate

Remember that people do not routinely walk by your cubicle or see you by the watercooler to ask what you are up to. Keep everyone informed what you are working on and use confirmations often. 

Use the 5pm Social Toolbar for quick chats with your teammates, as well as to set your global status.

Social Toolbar

3. Keep regular hours and manage breaks

Set a schedule and stick to it. That includes taking meaningful breaks.
To help you manage and, if needed, report time spent on tasks — use 5pm desktop Time Tracker widget.

Time Tracker widget

4. Be involved and proactive

Being away from your team does not mean you have to be secluded from them.
Stay on top of who is doing what by enabling User Logs in 5pm.

User Logs

5. Use the right tools

From emails and chats to phone calls and video conferences — use the right tools for the right occasion. 5pm will serve your team as the project and task management tool, as well as communication and file sharing hub. 

Check 5pm Email integration to see how you can use those tools together.
Also, check 5pm Slack Integration, if your team is on it.

Stay positive and don’t forget to have some fun. Have an Alexa device? Check 5pm Skill for Alexa. This one is a bonus :-).

5pm for Alexa Skill

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