Can you find 7 errors?

The practice of remote work has become widespread and intense since the health crisis. according to one Study by Malakoff Humanis In February 2021, the trend is towards a “hybrid model” in which 86% of remote workers want to continue this practice by working remotely two days a week. A good idea, provided you are well surrounded by your management and create the whole environment conducive to working from home quietly. Reconciling efficiency, sustainable development and personal well-being is possible!

Work environment

First of all, it is recommendedCreate a dedicated space for remote work In your home. Ideally, in an isolated room. But since not everyone lives in a mansion, your space should be at least bright, with a temperature of 21 ° C, where you can leave all your business. A non-noisy acoustic environment is also important so that you can focus, take phone calls calmly, and not be constantly disturbed by the washing machine or roommates.

  • The first error: Did you know thisTemperature 19°C In the living rooms was more than enough? This temperature drops to 17 degrees Celsius in the bedrooms! In fact, at bedtime, it encourages sleep because our brain automatically lowers our body temperature. So a great bedroom will provide thermal comfort that will make you fall asleep faster! In the end, if you lower your home temperature by 1°C, you will achieve a 7% reduction in consumption. For your budget as well as for the planet, this energy saving is far from negligible. And for caution, it is always possible to use a thick jacket and an extra pair of socks.

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work pace

It is important to maintain a working rhythm like that you might have in the office, because the reasons for diversion are many. Getting up at the same time, getting dressed, not having breakfast in front of the screen… Lots of good tips to organize your day and above all succeed in separating your personal and professional life as much as possible so as not to risk getting tired! It is particularly advisable to take time for lunch and to organize regular breaks if possible at a fixed time, 15 minutes every two hours as recommended byNational Institute for Research and Security (INRS).

If you follow these breaks, remember to turn off the screen, put your laptop to sleep, or even turn it off completely when you’re done working. Not only will this reduce power consumption when you are not using it, but your PC will restart faster!

The right tools

Of course, a computer with a large enough screen Don’t strain your eyes, a webcam and audio headset for video conferencing are part of the equipment to survive in a telecommuting situation. On the smartphone side, it is better to choose a fairly modern model, less than three years old if possible so that you can accommodate all the applications necessary for the smooth running of your task. A good internet connection is also essential with a permanently connected box. Next, it’s up to you to choose to switch to Wi-Fi or wired for your computer instead of using 4G (or 5G for Top…) for mobile use.

  • Second error: do you know that The total consumption of the fund What is the equivalent of a refrigerator? It is therefore recommended, when you can (for example, when you go on vacation) to cut it. In general, it is best to unplug any electrical appliances that you are not using. Is this the reaction you already adopted?
  • Mistake #3: Average lifespan of a smartphone In France between 23 and 37 months. However, transitioning from 2 to 4 years of use can improve 50% of its environmental budget. Although most of the power consumption of a smartphone is related to its manufacture (136 kWh on average to be produced) What do you think of the idea of ​​slowing down the renewal of their phones? To reduce the power consumption of your smartphones, it is also possible to adopt simple gestures: activate the power saving mode, “dark mode” or “dark mode” if your smartphone is equipped with this feature, or automatically adjust the screen brightness based on your lighting conditions.
  • Mistake #4: Did you know that it is recommended to use a Wi-Fi connection instead of 4G on mobile phones? to me“Ademe, this connection uses less network power. An idea that we don’t necessarily think about and that can be applied to our daily lives. And you, do you have any other tips to reduce the energy impact on a daily basis? Share them with us!

Digital Best Practices

So everything is ready for you to practice your profession in the best conditions. Especially with technological advancements, remote meetings can be held in complete peace of mind, preferably in video to be able to see colleagues! In addition to instant messaging and collaborative work tools that allow you to work remotely on the same files, e-mail remains the ideal tool for peaceful communication with all your interlocutors, even those who are not directly interested, but this allows you to leave a trace in the event of a problem. For the rest, a good search engine and it’s up to you to get to all the websites that are useful for your profession!

  • Error #5: It is better that Limit video streaming as much as possiblewho consumes 1,000 times greater bandwidth, and therefore power, than audio broadcasting. The exercise is not without consequences for the electricity bill. Note that it is also possible to lower the resolution of the videos you consume! Most of our devices don’t require you to watch this high quality content. If you’re watching a movie on your computer, you can lower the resolution to 720p, or 480p if it’s on your smartphone.
  • Error #6: Energy needed when sendingmail This corresponds to one hour from the bulb! Do you know ? Every French person stores 10,000 to 50,000 emails unnecessarily. All of this data is stored in data centers, which consume 200 terawatt-hours a year and produce 0.3% of greenhouse gases, according to an article in temper nature. Thus, there are concrete and simple solutions to its adoption: prefer phone (possibly SMS) to email; unsubscribe from all unnecessary newsletters and subscriptions; Sort your mailbox regularly!
  • Seventh error: greenhouse gas emissions divided by four By going directly to the site address, rather than making a query in the search engine. Feel free to go back to history, create favorites, or type in the exact URL. You can also close unused tabs (whose automatic updating consumes data) and delete cookies periodically.

So, did you manage to find all the errors on the first try?

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