Ways To Productive Work From Home
As the spread of Covid-19 sweeps the world, many companies are of course dealing with greater concerns. All of them had to roll out mandatory work-from-home
policies amid the circumstance at the moment.
Some employees will be working from home for the first time, which means figuring
out how to stay on task in a new environment that may not lend itself to productivity.
In reality, recruitment is an industry that can easily adapt to home working. Here
are three reasons why rolling out home working is easier to for recruitment agencies than businesses operating in other industries…
- Recruiters only need a computer and a phone to do their job
- You can easily track recruiter productivity online
- You can retain your best recruiters
Working from home sounds simple and convenient at first; however, you soon realize how easy it is to get distracted. If you put a little thought and effort into it
and stay disciplined, it will help drive up your productivity and may even make you question why you never did so before
Here are some tried-and-true tips from our experience:
Create the proper environment
Having clear to-do lists and deadlines is especially important when you’re working
from home. To make remote work possible, what you need first and foremost is a
suitable digital infrastructure, i.e. access to important files, emails and tools.
Have your own workspace. Ideally, your work and private life are clearly separated
when you work from home – spatially too. Having a closed door really helps to block out unwanted noise from other people in the household. If you are living in a studio flat or have a smaller home, having an area designated as your office space can also help. This will make it easier to switch into, and out of, work mode.
Stay in contact
Out of sight, out of mind? To keep this from happening, homeworkers should regularly contact their colleagues via chat, email, phone or voicemail. It’s generally better to over-communicate than to under-communicate. Videoconferencing will also help you to feel close to your colleagues again, and don’t hesitate to take a few minutes to natter about personal matters.
Set specific times for rest breaks, and keep them, if the nature of your work allows it. And when your workday is done, you should switch off your company mobile phone or laptop – if, of course, your job doesn’t normally require you to be on-call 24/7.
A cluttered space is a cluttered mind. Your efficiency and productivity are directly associated with the tidiness of your working space. Try to be as organized as you are at the office. If small trinkets, plants and pictures distract you, get them out of sight; if you want your desk to be personal and motivate you, do exactly that.
Preparing your meals ahead of time, especially the night before will save you a lot of
time and help you plan your days accordingly. Especially if you are in self-isolation, this will also help you identify what’s been missing from your pantry to help remind you on your next shopping trip. It will also save you from spending your precious lunch break cooking food.
Put your face on
If you usually do your makeup and hair in the mornings before you go to work try
to keep up this routine. You might be tempted to skip everything all together, but sticking to a solid routine will not only help you feel refreshed and better about yourself but it will also help you mentally by providing consistency in such uncertain times. The same goes for getting dressed. Some people could be accustomed to working the way they rolled out of bed, but many experts advise workers to at least wear something other than pajamas (but maybe skip the suit).
Being stuck at home all day means you are more likely to stay on your couch or sit in
your chair all day; however, it’s important to regularly get some exercise and at least stand up and pace around indoors in short intervals. If you are lucky enough to have a garden or have a park nearby, going for a walk on your lunch break is also a good idea – just don’t forget to keep the distance. And also don’t forget to drink water.
Hope this guides help and stay safely during coronavirus!
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