The world is a very different place right now and it's still changing day by day. If you've been thrust into working from home, and you're still getting the hang of it, we can help! Here are our best tips for productivity when working from home.
Make a daily schedule
If you fail to plan you plan to fail. It's always a good idea to add some structure to your day when working from home. Start with a basic schedule to stay on task throughout the day or week and gradually incorporate things like break times and meals. It's important to have something to stick to -- otherwise you might drift off task too much in your new work environment.
Depending on the layout of your home, do the best you can to make an area of it a work-only zone. Keep that space neat, tidy and as quiet as possible so you can focus on your work and organize yourself (and any required materials and tools you use on the job). It's ideal if you can make it spacious enough to accommodate a desk or table.
Stick to set work hours
When you work from home, it's easy to slip into irregular working hours. But working late at night, or for more than 8 hours straight, can put a real strain on your body and mind. Create consistent working hours for yourself and stick to them like glue. This will help you set boundaries which are desperately needed when you work from home.
Communicate with tech
If you usually congregate physically with colleagues and staff, now is the time to turn to the wonders of technology for help. Tools like Google Hangouts, Skype, MS Teams, Slack and Zoom let your team chat, meet and collaborate virtually.
We hope that these tips help you be more productive and focused while working from home during this challenging time.
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