The COVID 19 pandemic has led to a significant increase in the number of employees working remotely from home offices. Although the initial switch to home offices may have been challenging for some, many companies have found that remote working can have a number of positive benefits and we strongly believe in the post pandemic world, remote working is here to stay.
Research shows, remote working can help to improve work-life balance, as employees can avoid commute times and have more flexibility over their work schedule. In addition, remote working can also reduce office costs and help to reduce the team’s carbon footprint.
As a result of these advantages, it is likely that many employees will continue to work remotely on a regular basis even after the pandemic has ended.
Our guide is full of hints and tips to help you remain focused and motivated.
A place to work
Finding a suitable place to work within your home is an important first step towards successful home working.
Whether you set up a spare bedroom, utilise the space under the stairs, take over the dining room table or convert the garage you can easily tailor your environment to suit your personal needs from a single desk and chair, to a built in desk and storage wall solution. However you like to work, we would recommend you should try to steer clear of working from the comfort of your bed or sofa as these are areas you should keep for rest and relaxion.
There are so many ways you can stay in touch with the rest of your team, customers, and prospects. By keeping engaged with your colleagues alone will help boost morale and productivity.
Working remotely doesn’t mean you are cut off in the modern technical world, why not hold virtual meetings with video conferencing, regular emails, a phone call, or just a text message to say hello.
Dressing for the occasion!
Following the Coronavirus outbreak, we are all spending more time in the comfort of our own homes, but did you know the way we dress has been proven to influence us psychologically?
Getting dressed in the morning can be one of the best ways to easily boost your mood and keep productivity levels high when working remotely.
Research shows wearing pyjamas throughout the day can put you in the wrong mindset of being too relaxed and although we agree there isn’t much point in dressing too flash, a little effort could do a lot for your state of mind and wellbeing.
The job in hand
Homeworking is often seen as a privilege with perks. But without co-workers and managers nearby, it’s easy to become distracted.
At the start of each new day, write an action list or a to-do list with everything you want to achieve, listed in priority order.
Don’t forget to allow yourself regular breaks in your schedule, and if you’re worried you may become sidetracked once you are away from your home working space, set a timer, it will help ensure you meet your personal deadlines and help you to stay disciplined.
To help remain focused, try to also avoid online distractions including social media and online games.
Regular breaks and exercise
Working at home gives you flexibility and it’s important you remember to take a break in your schedule to eat, socialise with the rest of your household, move and stretch. Short breaks will help you to re-energise and stay focussed.
We hope our tips and advice will help you to stay motivated and productive. For more information please read our blog – THE BEST HOME OFFICE DESIGN AND FURNISHING TIPS for some great advice on how to create an effective home working environment and how to furnish it effectively.
Last Updated on August 2, 2022