Four ways to help you stay productive — and sane.
Working remotely is on a lot of people’s minds today especially in light of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) health crisis and the desire to rethink travel as a means to reduce carbon footprints. For some people, this is a regular practice, but for many, it’s a new way of working — and presents new challenges if you are trying to manage in a small space while juggling family who are home as well.
People are all at once discovering the benefits and frustrations of remote work. And because no two people are alike, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. But you can take cues from great workplaces. You’ll get more done and feel better when your technology, space and the ways you need to work come together. Working from home should be no different.
Here are some practical tips about how to improve the work from home experience.
(1) Think About What You (and Your Teammates) Need First
(2) Agree How You’ll Work Together
(3) Look Beyond Your Laptop
(4) Pick Places that Work for You
If you or someone on your team suddenly needs to work from home, it will take time to establish new rhythms and practices. Working from home sounds simple enough, and even desirable. But when you’ve been working alone for days or weeks at a time, it can feel isolating and be difficult to stay connected with your teammates and engaged in your work. When you create a healthy routine, an effective place to work, and use technology to get work done and also maintain relationships, you’ll be more productive and feel good while doing it.