What do startups have to consider when working from home?

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There are several things that startups need to consider when working from home:

  1. Establishing a Routine: It is important to establish a routine when working from home. This includes setting a schedule for when to start and finish work, taking breaks, and scheduling time for exercise and other activities.
  2. Communication: Startups need to make sure they have clear communication channels and protocols in place, so team members can stay in touch and collaborate effectively. This includes using online messaging tools, video conferencing, and project management software.
  3. Cybersecurity: Startups should ensure that their remote work environments are secure and protected from cyber threats. This includes using strong passwords, using a virtual private network (VPN), and avoiding public Wi-Fi.
  4. Ergonomics: Startups need to ensure that their team members have an ergonomic setup at home. This includes having a comfortable chair and desk, good lighting, and appropriate equipment, such as a keyboard and mouse.
  5. Mental Health: Startups need to be aware of the mental health challenges that can arise from working from home. This includes providing resources for stress management, encouraging regular breaks, and promoting work-life balance.
  6. Establish a base: When home working is a priority for startups, the company still needs to have a ‘base’. This is where a virtual business address can work for you. A cost effective way of keeping employees addresses secret along with giving your company a business address to cope with centralised mail and develop a strong brand.
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