The advent of a digital transformation era, along with the current pandemic, has encouraged many companies to use the work from home model for their employees. While getting to avoid your daily commute and benefiting from the sweet snooze of the alarm may initially seem like bliss, working from home can also come with its own set of drawbacks.
To help you make the most out of a bad situation, we’re going to talk you through the 5 best tips to ensure you stay happy, positive, and motivated.
1 - Have a designated workspace
When working from home, having a set working area can help you in motivating yourself, and in staying more focused and productive. If you have a home office or desk, you’re already good to go! If you don’t, you’re going to need to improvise. You can set up your work station on the kitchen table, or you can use your dressing table and turn it into your new remote desk.
2 - Make a List of Priorities
Having a list of priorities will help in motivating yourself, and actually help get work done. Instead of getting distracted by chores around the house, you’re able to focus on ticking off work tasks on your list and you will also feel a sense of achievement once you’ve done so.
3 - Have an Open Line of Communication With Your Colleagues
To ensure an easy workflow, it’s necessary to have an open line of communication with both your managers and your colleagues. By checking in with your manager, you’re able to update them on what you’re working on, ultimately making them feel more at ease knowing that the same level of work is being produced as if you were in the office. This also really helps in staying positive as communication allows you to stay less worried or anxious about your job.
4 - Don’t Try to Multitask
Trying to get several tasks done at the same time is super counterproductive. You might think that you’re able to watch your favourite Netflix series whilst getting through this month’s accounts, but don’t fool yourself! Focus on one task at a time, and give yourself a time limit within that timeframe before you move on to the next thing.
Many businesses across the world have managed to cross the first hurdle in moving their teams, and their company, remotely. But, this is just the first step you have to take towards creating effective work from home environment for your employees. If you own a business and you’re looking to motivate your staff, lift spirits, and maybe remind them that you haven’t forgotten about them - why not send them a GoSwag gift box?
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