Working from home has become a reality for many people in the last year. Many companies have decided to implement teleworking indefinitely until the situation returns to normal. Others have opted for a hybrid teleworking model, which maintains physical work on specific days of the week. Whatever option you make, to make teleworking as efficient as possible, here is a list of our recommendations.
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1. Own space to work
The first recommendation we make to you to work from home is to have a own space and, if it can be, set aside to do it. Being all day in the same room where you eat, work and sleep, will hurt your productivity since you will hardly feel that you get to disconnect. We recommend having a space that is totally dedicated to work and that is quiet.
2. Try to follow the usual routines
Although one of the good things about working from home is the possibility of avoiding wasting time traveling, we recommend that you try to follow some regular routines that are followed when working physically. Performing certain activities, such as showering, getting dressed or having a coffee can help you to activate and feel in the same mood as if you were going to work.
3. Organize your day to day
Having a good organization is essential to work from home. Even if you are not in the office, it is good to try to schedule daily tasks and goals so as not to take the focus off your priorities. A good option during teleworking is to do it with collaborative tools in the cloud, such as google-calendar, which allow you to share your agenda with your team. In this way, apart from having a good organization, you will also improve remote communication.
4. Define your priorities
Related to the previous point, it is very important to be able to define your top prioritieseither daily or weekly. To do so, we recommend creating a list of the 5 most important things that you need to achieve in your day or week, to focus solely on these. Thus, you will avoid getting distracted or getting stuck in low-priority tasks and it will be easier for you to achieve goals.
5. Make regular video calls
Although some people may consider video calls a waste of time, if they are done well they become a key piece to not lose contact when working from home. For video conferences with your team to be effective, you must have a good application to do and have a planning of the meeting. On the one hand, an application like google meet, Come in others, which is easy to use and has collaborative features, can make the meeting much more efficient and creative. For example, google meet now includes a feature that allows you to see the faces of your team while editing Drive documents in parallel. On the other hand, you must have a planning with the time you want to dedicate to each part, to avoid wasting more time than necessary.
6. Take breaks
It seems obvious, but taking breaks is even more important when working from home. When working remotely, it is common to spend a lot of time in front of the screen and not take any breaks. We always recommend taking breaks of about 10 minutes to rest your eyes and move around a bit, even if it's around the house. This will help you to activate yourself and will make your day to day much more bearable.
7. It has the necessary tools
Another point that seems obvious but is essential to be able to work from home correctly. Although teleworking took many of us by surprise and without the necessary material to implement it optimally, it is important to start having adequate resources to work from anywhere. When we talk about tools, we refer both to a suitable desk, chair and screen so as not to strain body posture and eyesight, as well as computers and software prepared for working remotely. Currently, there are different applications that allow you to collaborate easily. Our recommendation is to choose spaces like Google Workspace, in which you have all the necessary applications and functionalities, in one place.
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8. Take advantage of your moments of maximum productivity
Changes are often a good excuse to take advantage and introduce new improvements. In the case of telecommuting, as well. We no longer just talk about normalize the possibility of working from home or from anywhere, but also to change the mentality of work. For this reason, we believe that it may be a good time to change the way we work, and start guide us through our moments of maximum productivity. We all have moments of the day when we are more or less productive. This is why it is a good idea to focus the maximum workload on those moments when we are most efficient, and reduce it when we are not. Thus, wear and tear is avoided and the achievement of objectives is facilitated.
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