Many Americans are now working from home full-time, while also juggling the task of looking after and even homeschooling their kids. This means less time for work and more distractions while trying to get work done.
That’s why we have compiled a list of tips that can help you stay productive when working from home.
Distraction is a huge work-from-home hurdle. It can take anywhere from 10 to 18 minutes to regain the same level of attention back that you had before getting distracted. Keep your workspace free of distractions to maximize productivity.
The lack of regular facetime with coworkers and management can easily hinder productivity. Do what you can to stay in touch electronically—Zoom Meeting and Skype offer easy ways to stay in touch remotely.
Workspace clutter can have a negative effect on your performance. Keep your desk, office, and desktop clean and organized to help you stay focused.
Just like a dull knife can’t cut correctly, a dull mind cannot perform at its best. Tasks that we are comfortable with tend to put us in a state of autopilot; this passive mode leads to boredom, lack of engagement, and even laziness. Do what you can to keep your mind sharp and your engagement and performance up.
Boredom is a major factor that impedes working remotely. It is essential to stay engaged to stay productive. Implement some productivity strategies that can help keep you on track. You can find strategy ideas HERE.
Working from home may not be ideal, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. Do what works for you to ensure you maintain productivity and performance during this period of working remote.