Due to the global outbreak, many companies recommend that employees work from home. For many, remote work is a new reality and one that takes some getting used to. In our 2nd part blog series, we assess the aspects of working from home and on-site work.
Remote work, when done right, allows employees and companies to focus on what really matters: a balance between performance and personal life. At the moment, the office space poses new productivity and performance challenges. In order to perform well in both environments, we’ve gathered up the following tips for an increase in productivity:
A. When working from home:
- Tip #12: Wake up on time, give yourself enough time to get ready in the morning.
- Tip #13: Isolate yourself from distractions such as phone notifications and untidy desks.
- Tip #14: Find balance and respect your working hours.
- Tip #15: Create a routine to stay on track.
- Tip #16: Make sure you are sitting on a comfortable and ergonomic chair.
- Tip #17: Not every work day needs to be perfect.
- Tip #18: Take clear breaks.
- Tip #19: Pick a definitive finish time.
If you’re still transitioning to remote work, overloading yourself with to-do lists from the get-go may not be the best work ethic. Slowing down and taking time for yourself are the keys to unlocking greater productivity.
Whether it’s done by choice or by necessity, remote work has its benefits:
- A more flexible work schedule
- Gain extra time and save costs by avoiding daily commute
- The ability to travel more frequently
B. When working from the office:
- Tip #20: Take a few minutes to plan your week.
- Tip #21: Establish work zones and book meeting rooms in advance.
- Tip #22: Create an ambivalent soundtrack that limits office noise.
- Tip #23: Maintain a clean desk with file organizers.
- Tip #24: Coordinate projects or work together with your colleagues.
Remote work doesn’t suit everyone. Some employees prefer the routine and structure that working in an office environment provides them. They prefer direct interaction with colleagues, and at times, they require face-to-face guidance from their manager to accomplish their goals.
Above all, try to figure out what works best for you. Sometimes the solution for good productivity is apparent, other times you find yourself in need of inspiration.
Stay with us for part 3 of the series, where we analyze the points of “Time Management”.