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 Whether you work from home regularly or you’re new to the remote game, it’s important to set up your home office for serious productivity. Here are some tips—and Microsoft collaboration tools—that are optimized to work well with your Galaxy devices—to help you stay engaged and work efficiently.

 

1. Be heard (and seen)

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Work remotely without feeling like you are by video chatting with your colleagues. An app like Microsoft Teams is perfect for collaborating from your home office, allowing you to invite everyone you work with to chat, meet and call—all in one place. Just remember to keep the do’s and don’ts of video chatting in mind. Do keep your background free of distractions and the camera at eye level, and don’t forget to switch your mic off when you’re not speaking. 

 

2. Switch up your routine to stay focused

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From keeping your space free of clutter to managing your time effectively, there are some key tricks to keeping your productivity on point—often requiring just a simple tweak. If you want to stay focused and engaged in your virtual meetings, for instance, take handwritten notes instead of typing them. Use the SPen on your Galaxy Note10—pre-loaded with productivity tools like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more—to seamlessly convert your handwriting to text, then share your notes via a Microsoft Word doc or an Outlook email. You’ll avoid getting caught up with what’s happening on your screen and help minimise distractions.

 

3. Set work-from-home boundaries

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Maintaining a successful work-life balance is even more important now that you’re working from a home office. To avoid burnout, draw strict boundaries that ensure much-needed breaks and "me time". Use your Outlook calendar to block out regular no-meeting and “out of office” time. And don’t forget to set the Do Not Disturb mode on your phone to mute all calls and alerts, too.