Here are work from home tips to help you increase productivity and work performance.
Have a daily and weekly schedule
Securing a handy work notebook or a checklist is a great way to help you set guidelines, timelines, and other important notes that would help you get the work done. Focusing on one task at a time will increase work productivity and make the necessary changes to your scheduled deliverables. Time and self-management will improve as you grow accustomed to the routine you do every day.
Have a Work Zone
Dedicate a specific space for your work. It’s best not to have a mix of other things not related to work as it may distract you and lose focus. Setting up your station with tools and materials that are within your reach will make your work time more efficient instead of going in and out of the zone.
Having an ergonomic home office will help you perform better e as well. Setting your body in the right and best comfortable position will lessen the chances of poor posture and other body aches.
Set rules with your housemates
Whether you live with family or roommates, set out house rules for them to follow during your working hours. Establishing boundaries while working from home is important so that your productivity won’t be compromised.
Keep your communication lines open
Any time as you work from home, it’s best to keep your communication lines open and active at all times. This is to prevent missed calls or chances of your working peers to reach you. Providing your contact details as to how people can reach you would be better.
Actively communicate with colleagues
Overcommunicating with your colleagues creates transparency with your whereabouts while you’re working from home. Do note that no one is supervising you except yourself and the only proof they can get are your work activity reports or the outputs you deliver. So in between the process, always be readily available for them to reach to you or inform them what you’re currently working on. If you feel the need to be away from your desk or have to make a quick errand, inform, and communicate.
Have a 2-minute break every 30 minutes. Giving yourself a break to breathe to clear your mind helps increase productivity and work performance. Working for a long period would build up tension in areas that are worked up, eventually giving your body some sores at the end of your day. You can avoid getting them by doing desk exercises. If you want, you can set scheduled video calls with your colleagues or with your housemates to join you in doing some exercises.