COVID-19 has caused most of us into a Working From Home routine and some companies are focusing on remote working to make it more flexible for employees. It's no longer essential to be in the office full time to be a productive part of the team, thanks to emerging technologies like Zoom, Microsoft Team, Google Meet, and other corporate communication platforms. Remote working can confuse your personal and professional life, and you may experience a drop in productivity. So how do you make working remotely productive?
Keep a Schedule and Stick to It
The first step is to set a time for your work. You need to get up in the morning, change your clothes, sit down at your desk and follow your work schedule to keep up with what you are doing at work.
Set Clear Boundaries
Separate your personal and professional lives from the time you spend working and caring for your family at home. Working in bed, having a TV, and other entertainment items next to you can also be a barrier to getting things done. You also need to make sure that you let your family know that you are working in a particular workplace.
Take Regular Breaks
Remote working doesn’t mean sitting in front of a computer all the time during office hours. You need to take short walks or frequent stretching exercises to relax your brain.
When you work from home, it can be noticeable that you feel lonely because you are not with your co-workers in the office. Therefore, you need to use video chat to get face time with colleagues according to a schedule. Make group video calls and discuss the day-to-day activities with each other.
Celebrate the Small Wins
Instead of worrying about unfinished tasks when working from home, focusing on the tasks at hand can help you to stay motivated and get things done quickly. So making a daily to-do list and measuring your productivity will motivate you daily, every time you sit at your desk.