1. Be Present:
Use communication tools such as Slack, Teamwork, or Zoom in a virtual office.
2. Be Wary of Assumptions and the Tone of Your Writing:
Evaluate the written message to how the person communicates in person or on video, based on what you know about them.
3. Make Use of a Project Management Tool Available Online:
The project management tool (PMT) doubles as a filing cabinet and calendar for your office.
4. Make a Separate Work Area for Yourself:
Create a virtual office workspace in your home that you only use for work.
5. Make Signals for When You’re “At Work” and When You’re “At Home”:
Make a conceptual distinction between being “at work” and being “at home” while working in a virtual office.
6. Whenever Possible, Meet in Person:
Make an effort to visit your colleagues and clients in person.
7. Get Dressed:
Have a work-at-home clothing that helps you feel professional and confident for your virtual office.
8. Your Roommates/Family Members Should Be Trained:
Create a set of explicit guidelines. Inform them of your work schedule and the location of your dedicated virtual office work station.
9. Be Unfailingly Reliable:
Be a ruthless reliable person for your business. Always arrive on time.
10 .Make a Timetable:
Working in a virtual office allows you to be more flexible with your schedule, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have any schedule.