File management, communication and boundaries. For me, these make up the holy trinity that guide my work as a remote executive assistant, day in and day out.
This is a part 2 to my prior episode on remote work. In this episode I list the actual tools and resources I use that help me land in the productive column day after day.
Filing documents and information in a way that is quick and easy to locate in the moment, is key.
Communicating regularly with not only those you may support but with internal and external stakeholders, can't be overstated.
Lastly, forming boundaries around your daily start and end time because #workcreep is real, extremely important to help with mental wellness.
Additionally, I went from an organization that utilized Google Workspace for everything to one that operates in Microsoft territory. Was I a bit bummed to lose my Google? Yes.
Have I learned to appreciate the magic of Microsoft and the way everything syncs so seamlessly? You betcha.
Outlook mail, Outlook calendar, OneDrive, OneNote, Tasks and MS Teams are just a few of the Microsoft tools that are my partners in crime in helping me stay organized throughout my work day.
Additionally, for my life outside work and for my podcast production, I am Team Google all day, every day. Gmail, Google calendar, Docs, Sheets and Google Meet assist in my podcast planning and coordination.
A quick shout out to the newest member of my lineup, Trello, which is gaining speed and appreciation quickly. It is proving to be an amazing way to help keep my guest lineup and minicast topics organized.
Your turn! If you're a remote worker, click the Register to be A Guest link above and let's chat about the tools and resources that you find helpful in your day to day.