While remote working isn’t a new concept, it wasn’t widely practiced in Singapore before the pandemic.
Today, remote working has become the norm for most Singaporeans. While eight in ten workers in Singapore say they prefer to work from home or have flexible working arrangements, problems like burnout and low productivity are common.
There are more distractions, less accountability, and less communication at home than at work.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t still be productive. In fact, there are many ways that you can be productive while working remotely.
Whether you work from home every day or a few times a week, these tips can help you make the most of your remote working hours:
1. Set aside a dedicated work area
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Just because you don’t work in the office doesn’t mean you can’t have a dedicated work area. Instead of being in your bedroom all day, you can set a specific surface or space aside for work.
With a suitable place to work, you are in the right mood to start working each day and keep the momentum going during work hours.
However, if it gets too bleak staying home every day or the neighbors’ renovations are disrupting your Zoom calls, take it a step further and get out of the house.
Going to places like cafes, libraries, co-working spaces, or similar Wi-Fi-enabled places can simulate the energy of an office so that you can stay productive even when you are not in an official workplace .
There were also a number of new and creative workspaces in Singapore. You can now work from places like the Golden Village Gold Class Lounge or even the Jewel Changi Airport.
While one may be tempted by the comfort and convenience of working from the beds or couches, having a suitable work area is also important in preventing burnout while increasing productivity and efficiency.
2. Travel easily while working remotely
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With remote working you can move and work wherever you want. However, this also means lugging around all of our equipment and work supplies.
Many of us are used to carrying heavy bags without realizing that it can damage our health and reduce our comfort.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, the average weight of a bag has increased from 1.5 kg to 3.5 kg over the past two decades due to all of the devices we carry.
Aside from causing muscle injuries and back pain, carrying the extra weight is downright awkward, especially if you’re traveling by public transport.
Hence, investing in a lightweight yet durable business laptop is worth considering as the New Year starts.
Weighing just 989 grams *, the gravity-retarding Portégé X30W-J is a heavyweight in terms of performance and features. In addition, it is the lightest 13-inch convertible in the world with Intel® processors of the 11th generation.
The Dynabook Portégé X30W-J / Photo credit: Dynabook
Despite its low weight, the quality is not compromised. It is one of the first laptops to offer the new Intel® EvoTM platform, which offers cross-border performance, remarkable responsiveness and long battery life of up to 16 hours.
Combined with its sophisticated Mystic Blue Magnesium chassis, the Portégé X30W-J offers the best of a premium laptop and tablet with full performance and is designed for ultimate productivity.
Despite its ultra-light weight, no compromises are made on specifications or functionality.
Whether you go to a coffee shop or office every day to work, investing in a lightweight, high-performance laptop is sure to increase productivity and should be on your to-do list for 2021.
3. Use technology to your advantage
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We have long entered the age of technology, but the pandemic has accelerated the use of various devices.
Traditionally, corporate physical affairs such as meetings, presentations, and conversations have always been online, and likely will continue to do so for the near future.
This has resulted in people using many different devices at the same time at work.
Tablets are all the rage right now and many people use them as a second screen to complement their laptop or desktop. There are now others who use tablets as note-taking devices or creative tools.
While most can agree that multiple devices can be useful, what if there was one device that could do it all?
The Portégé X30W-J does just that. It has a stabilizing, double-acting hinge that allows smooth transitions between five main viewing modes: laptop, tablet, tabletop, presentation and audience.
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In laptop mode, users can use the Portégé X30W-J like a traditional laptop. You can also flip the screen to create your own viewing area for content in Audience mode.
In tabletop mode, users can lay the device flat and collaborate with colleagues if necessary.
When the opportunity arises to hold a physical meeting, simply flip the screen and use the screen to share engaging presentations with larger groups in sales meetings, conference rooms, or customer locations.
Finally, users can use the convertible PC as a large-screen tablet to surf the Internet, read documents, or take notes.
While the multiple benefits of multiple devices are significant, invest in the Dynabook, which gives you all the features of a slim, compact device.
4. Invest in reliable technology
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With technology being such a big part of our everyday lives, it’s important to invest in a device that is reliable and gives us the highest levels of productivity and efficiency.
The Portégé X30W-J is touted for providing users with unprecedented productivity.
The Portégé X30W is one of the first Intel® Evo® platforms and is powered by an 11th generation quad-core Intel® CoreTM processor, which offers a massive increase in performance and efficiency thanks to the brand new processor architecture from Intel.
The Intel® Iris® X graphics engine also offers unparalleled visual performance, deep collaboration, and improved content creation.
Despite its low weight compared to other laptops on the market, the Portégé X30W-J is designed to last. With its high-strength magnesium alloy chassis and Corning® Gorilla®Glass NBTl®, the Portégé X30W-J meets the military standard MIL-STD-810G methods for strength and durability.
Dynabook also runs a series of extreme tests on the hinge, keyboard and connectors.
The Portégé X30W-J also uses Windows Ink® technology, a multi-touch IGZO display and an Active Stylus Pen with Wacom AES 2.0 pen technology. Fill in forms and more.
In addition, the laptop has USB 4.0 Type-C ports with ThunderboltTM 4 functionality for connection to a variety of modern peripherals and enables single cable access to fast charging, external displays, extended storage and accessories.
The Portégé X30W-J supports up to three external 4K displays simultaneously with a single cable connection.
The Portégé X30W-J was specially developed for your efficiency and has an instant wake function that achieves a wake time of less than 1.
From design to engineering, it is evident that the Dynabook is built with the business person in mind, with features that increase productivity and provide a good user experience, making it a worthwhile investment.
5. Communication is key
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Everyone can agree that communication is the key to success. Regardless of whether you have a meeting or come up with an idea, communication in the workplace is at the forefront.
Although most people prefer to work remotely, interaction and communication with co-workers remain crucial.
It is important to make sure that you are communicating with colleagues constantly – especially if you are working on a team – to track progress and get feedback.
Nowadays, when most meetings are conducted on platforms like Zoom or Microsoft Teams, a good sound system is important.
The powerful Harman Kardon speakers of the Portégé X30W-J with Dolby Atmos® sound enhancement offer fantastic sound quality with an impressive dynamic range.
The dual beam-shaping microphones provide excellent noise cancellation for crystal clear voice conferencing virtually free of ambient noise, while Dolby Atmos® further enhances the listening experience by adding incredible depth and dimension.
Prepare for a productive year
Regardless of whether we continue to work from home or go back to the office, our laptops or tablets are almost always by our side. Our performance at work also depends very much on how well the machine works
Therefore, choosing a criteria that matches the above criteria is extremely important to ensure productivity and efficiency.
With business mobility increasing, the weight of our trusted companions is a crucial factor when choosing a business laptop. In addition to durability, form and function are other important properties.
Dynabook laptops are lightweight yet powerful, making them a perfect choice for both business and personal use.
For more information, please visit Dynabook’s website here or email the team a request at DBSfirstname.lastname@example.org.
This article was written in collaboration with Dynabook.
EASIEST DISCLAIMER – ^ Based on 13.3-inch convertible laptops with 11th generation Intel Core processors as of Nov. 4, 20, research by Dynabook Inc.
DISCLAIMER – * Weight may vary depending on product configuration, manufacturer components, manufacturing variability, and options selected.
BATTERY LIFE DISCLAIMER – #Battery Life Rating – Battery life based on MobileMark ™ 2014 on Windows 10. MobileMark is a trademark of Business Applications Performance Corporation.
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