Working from home has become the new normal as businesses shift to a remote work model to combat the spread of COVID-19. Most people are now looking for jobs online, making money online while some are finding themselves working from home for the first time, figuring out how to stay on task and get the work done in a new environment. MVA has some helpful advices that might be useful for you to stay productive and sane while working at home in this difficult time.
Designate a workspace
Establish a workspace that fosters productivity. Find a spot in your house that is quiet, comfortable and free from distractions. It doesn’t have to be a room, it can just be a corner with a comfortable chair that you can sit in for eight hours a day.
Keep clearly defined working hours
Set a schedule and stick to it. Take into consideration your work and life commitments and find a routine that lets you take care them both. It would be better if you have clear guidelines for when to work and when to call it a day.
Distraction is one of the big challenges that you will face when working at home. So, you need to get wary of how much you get yourself distracted by the news, social media and many more.
Create a process for collaboration
Set-up methods on how you can meet with your team/clients, brainstorm, make decisions, and give/receive feedback. Videoconferencing is a great way to collaborate and help everyone keep a rapport.
Communicate with Your Team
Constant communication is key. Most of us are feeling anxious and uncertain right now, it’s more important than ever that we reach out, connect, and take care of one another. Utilize different technology platforms such as Hangouts, Skype, WhatsApp to maintain personal connection. Feel free to share funny videos too!