While many people work at home on a regular basis, recent circumstances have forced a lot of people to make the transition. Remote workers face different challenges and different distractions. Here are some tips for making your work at home experience more productive and enjoyable.
- Set up a space: Just like you have a desk or workstation at your workplace, you need to have a dedicated space to work in. It can be a corner of a room, a full home office, or even part of the dining room table if need be. The important part is that when you are in that space, you are at work. You need to think of that space as separate from your home. Going there is going to work.
- Go to work: When you are in that workspace you are at work. Being at work means you don’t do the laundry, you don’t wash the dishes, and you don’t do housework. Being at work at home means if you wouldn’t do it at the office, you don’t do it while you’re working at home. Let any other people in you home know that this is you at work. You are not available to do things anymore than you would be if you were in an office.
- Understand what noise level you need.: People tend not to think about the noise of a workplace. If your home office is too quiet, since there aren’t other workers around, put on some music in the background. If it’s too loud, because kids are around for example, use noise cancelling headphones to block out the noise.
- Keep in touch with coworkers: Just because you’re working from home doesn’t mean you are working alone. Stay in touch with coworkers and customers via email, phone and video chat.
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