With so many people relying on technology, it’s no secret that tech issues are sometimes inevitable. Here are a few helpful strategies to keep in mind the next time you run into a technical hiccup at work.
Slow Internet Connection
If your internet is slow, it’s important to check the Wi-Fi, router, and modem to make sure everything is connected and working properly. Keep your desk area clean and free of clutter so you can easily access any cords or wires necessary when testing the internet connection. A great option is Deflecto’s Sustainable Office® Desk Shelf in black.
Trouble With Tech Accessories
One of the least optimal issues to go wrong is when you start to have trouble with your printer in the middle of the workday. Breakdowns always seem to happen at the least opportune time, so you’re often left scrambling to figure out a quick and efficient way to get it working. A great rule of thumb is to unplug the printer, and keep it unplugged for about a minute before plugging it back in, giving it an opportunity to fully reset. If the problem seems to reoccur regularly, it may be time to invest in a new machine
Know When to Call an Expert
At a certain point, it may be time to call in some expert help. While someone may not be able to come in person for a few days, there are services available online that will talk you through different solutions in real-time, hopefully expediting the process and getting you back to work sooner.
Try out these helpful tips the next time you run into a tech issue while working from home.