As our world expands, we find that technology is heavily integrated into our day-to-day lives. With the rate of technological advancement ever gaining speed, most of our daily tasks have become quicker and easier.
The year 2020 brought with it a myriad of struggles none of us could have ever foreseen. Still, the biggest and brightest of humanity banded together, and we are managing to make it through these truly unprecedented times. Working-from-home became more than just a perk; it became a necessity.
Living in the digital age, it has become quite easy to work from home. In fact, most companies are reacting to COVID by conducting most of their operations virtually. We have had to respond in creative ways and implement new techniques and strategies, which has proven to be very agreeable in most instances.
In fact, some corporations have their employees operate from home entirely and only have offices for tax purposes. These companies are fully virtual, meaning they utilize the perks of working from home by using online tools to complete daily tasks.
Working from home has many advantages: from comfort, ease of schedules, and working in a more productive environment. For instance, you can set your space up the way you want. Decorate your spot in fun ways that compliment your work style and productivity.
However, just like working in the office, working from home can come with a few struggles. These may include an unorganized workspace, missing out on the development and practice of effective communication skills, and delays in your delivery due to lack of time management. So, before going completely virtual, consider the tips below. These are sure to improve productivity from the comfort of your armchair.
Have your own Workspace
It is difficult to work from home without having a designated space. This does not include under the blanket in your bed. You need a specific space that is your own, may it be a corner where you place your computer, a desk, or your table. You also need to be properly prepared with all your work materials, i.e., notepads, pens, binders, a printer, etc. Whatever your options are, choose a space that fits your needs and is exclusively used for work. This will help you stay organized and concentrated on your daily tasks.
Keep yourself Organized
Just because you are giving up the 9 to 5 schedule does not mean you do not need to organize your time and routine. Plan your work schedules according to the needs of your bosses, employees, and deadlines. This will help you work more productively, as well as collaborate with other members of your team. While being in the comfort of your own home, it’s easy to ignore meals and breaks. This lack of routine can lead to burnout, or on the contrary, procrastination. Schedule alarms that help you maintain a daily routine that feels similar to your office job. This will increase productivity and allow you to work harder and smarter.
Use Technology to Your Benefit
There are all kinds of tools and applications that can facilitate you working from home. Podium is an app that allows you to organize with your teammates by projects, tasks, etc. Even apps will help prevent you from wasting time on social networking and other unproductive pages. Search “Productivity sites” for the best option that fits your needs.
Consider in Person Meetings at least a Week
An attractive part of working from home for some people is that it does away with most of those dreaded face-to-face meetings with bosses, colleagues, employees, or clients. However, this does not mean you can eliminate them altogether. Try to hold at least one monthly meeting to establish how each area of the company or project is functioning. This could save you a significant amount of email correspondence or video and phone calls.
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