Work Smarter, Not Harder: 5 Tech Tips for Mastering Remote Work in 2023

Dom Kwolczak
10 min readFeb 24, 2023
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Over the past few years, the concept of working from home has become increasingly popular, especially following the pandemic. On top of that, working from home has many benefits such as flexibility, convenience and not having to go on that dreaded commute.

With that being said, working from home can also present challenges that can impact your work and productivity. From managing your time effectively to avoiding distractions and maintaining focus, these are all issues that people working from home face today.

As a hybrid worker myself, who has been working from home and the office for almost a year and completed a university degree online due to the pandemic, I want to share five essential tips which will not only help you maximise your productivity but also your overall success.

Whether you’re new to working from home or are looking to improve your current routine, this article is for you!

As this is a tech blog, I will also be talking about equipment, apps and techniques you can use to stay more productive. So without any further ado…

1. Create a Designated Workspace

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I wanted to start this article by talking about your workspace, you may not realise it, but having an unsuitable working environment can seriously impact your work and productivity. As people, we tend to be influenced by the people around us, the same can be said for your environment.

In fact, all living creatures make decisions based on their environments, if an animal deems their habitat to no longer be safe it will move on. You may not realise it but as humans, we also make decisions based on our environment. In this case, that decision may be to procrastinate instead of doing actual work. Especially with that gaming PC just sitting there, or is that just me?

What Can You Do?

It’s actually quite simple, you need to separate your workspace from the area you usually hang out outside of your work. For example, if like me you’re a gamer…