Work From Home or WFH is the new big thing in the world right now. Amid COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, employees are ordered to work from home. And many who are working from home for the first time are getting a bit casual which seems to be obvious as it is hard to create workplace environment at sweet home. But as a professional, it is the employee’s responsibility to make sure that personal does not get mixed with professional.
So, here are the five biggest mistakes you should avoid while working from home:
It is as simple as that. Do not share any confidential picture on social media or with friends. If you are a little lit up after setting up your work from home desk and want to show your friends and shared a picture that exposes some sensitive company data that you are working on, then you might get in big trouble. If you still want to upload a picture of your work desk, make sure you don’t share any data of your company in the picture.
Most people even don’t have a password set up on their laptops. Well, if you are one of them, then immediately set a password and build a habit of locking your laptop every time you leave your desk. You don’t want kids in your home mistakenly sending email or video calling your manager.
Well, security matters a lot for a company. In the office campus, you have secured networks, but at home, you will be using a private network or public network. So use a VPN to ensure an extra layer of security for your work.
Well, no one is watching you. It’s good. You can browse while idle, but make sure that you use a different browser for personal surfing to avoid a mishap.
Well, it is common sense, but at home when someone elderly asks sorry order for something, common sense evaporates. So make sure you don’t share your laptop with anyone. If you do, create a different user profile so that things don’t get awkward.