The pandemic Coronavirus outbreak has shaken the entire globe. Every day we’re hearing new headlines bursting from a different corner of the world with more and more patients are being infected with the COVID-19 virus. (Yes, it’s dreadful)
A majority of public places and tourist attraction spots have been shut down as a preventive measure. Not just this, most MNCs and corporates have also decided to offer WFH (Work from Home) facilities to keep their employees safe and prevent the spreading of infection. Working from your home in an isolated space has its own set of pros and cons. Yes, it may help you save a few extra hours in the day, but that doesn’t give you an excuse to be less productive, right?
So, are you also working from home? (You’re not alone) Fellas, let’s keep our motivation vibe strong and explore 5 useful ways how you can boost your productivity while working from home.
Let’s get started and see how to boost work productivity during your WFH phase.
5 Ways to Boost Productivity While Working from Home
Manage Your Time Wisely
Time is everything. And you sure don’t want to waste any extra minute while being distracted, right? When you’re working from home, you should always aim towards effectively manage your time wisely. To do so, you can either prepare a schedule, which includes a list of to-dos’ that you need to complete before EOD with an estimated time of delivery of when you plan to complete each task within a stipulated time period. Once you’ve outlined your entire schedule for the day, it will help you to boost work productivity without failing to achieve your daily targets.
Find the Right Spot
Before you get all lazy and cozy and sweep into your bed with your laptop, beware! (There’s no coming back) Working from your bed is not ideal right, not only it will make you sleepy but will also have adverse effects on decreasing your productivity. When you’re working from home, make sure you pick the right spot to set up your laptop or device, preferably a desk. Also, try and find an isolated corner where you don’t get distracted with any background noises of your family members or roommates. Find the perfect workspace for yourself to get the most done while working from home.
Download the Right Tools and Software
Yes, you may be away from your fellow teammates but don’t worry when technology is always there to offer a helping hand. To make sure that you’re on the right page with all your team to follow instructions, download a video calling and messaging tool like Skype to conduct group meetings and calls. When all your team members are connected on a common platform, it will become easier to get things done efficiently without feeling lost. It will help you stay connected, and your entire team can collaboratively work together.
Check out the 10 best video conferencing software for Windows to connect with your teammates while working remotely.
Believe it or not, but your smartphone is the biggest distraction. And especially when you’re working from home and when there are not CCTV security cams or a snooping manager to peep into your screen, it might encourage you to use your phone a lot. (More than you can imagine)
So, if you don’t want to feel distracted every minute, making sure that you keep your phone aside for a while. Also, pretend that you’re actually at your workplace and only check your phone when you’re on a break. Ditching your phone, especially when you’re working from home sounds impossible, but it can be done with a little dedication and a heavy heart. Good luck!
Create a Productive Mindset
Whether you’re working from home or from your workplace, it’s really important to create a productive mindset that helps you in achieving your daily targets and objectives. You can try a variety of things to have the right mindset for working like you can get dressed in your formals like you usually do in your routines even when you’re in your WFH phase. Doing so will help you in feeling more determined and productive.
We hope these tips will help you boost work productivity while you’re at home during this Coronavirus outbreak. Work from home offers you a lot of freedom but let’s not use it as an excuse to hinder productivity.
Stay Safe folks. And yes, don’t forget to wash your hands regularly and sanitize. Prevention is better than cure, always remember.