With the new year here we want to help you be more productive working from home. Working remotely offers a number of benefits, including increased productivity, employee happiness, and efficiency. It is not surprising that considering a remote work position comes with several benefits, including increased productivity for the whole business, better work-life balance for employees, and an overall higher level of satisfaction at the workplace. Allowing your team to work from home increases their productivity, increases happiness, and may boost employee retention.
However, being productive at home may be difficult especially if you have other members of your family living in the same house. Here are a few things to keep in mind when trying to be more productive working from home.
First, stop trying to multitask. This goes for both work and home responsibilities. While yes, technically you were able to complete several tasks in a shorter time frame, how many of those tasks were completed to a high standard? Focus on one task at a time and let yourself check off items from your to-do list confidently. When was the last time lunch prepared during a meeting actually tasted good?
Set small goals
Next, set small goals. Set the goals that you need to accomplish before lunch and before your work day finishes. This lets you focus on completing each goal individually and avoids the overwhelming feeling of everything to do in one day.
Take breaks! Fatigue can set in when you have many things to do in a workday, creating poor results in the tasks at the end of the day. Take lunch breaks where you disconnect completely from work. Also, take productive breaks where you get to move around and break the work cycle. Being all day on the computer trying to execute tasks will not always lead you to be the most productive version of yourself.
Do the difficult things first
One tip that has been circulating through social media influencers is to do the most difficult task first. Whether this is calculating, writing, or being creative. get it out of the way first so you have clear headspace to knock out the rest of the tasks for the day. Give it a try and let us know if it worked for you on our Instagram.
We hope that these tips help you become more productive working from home. The benefit of not having to commute and being able to stay in the comfort of your own space far outway the struggles of becoming more productive. Visit our website to see how else Talentus can help your business adapt and become more productive.