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.
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.
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.
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.
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.