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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8 tricks to work from home
1. Own space to work
The first recommendation we make to work from home is to have a own space and, if possible, set aside to do so. Being all day in the same room where you eat, work and sleep, it 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 the usual routines that are followed when working physically. Carrying out certain activities, such as taking a shower, getting dressed or having a coffee can help you 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 when teleworking is to do it with collaborative tools in the cloud, such as google-calendar, that allow you to share your agenda with your team. In this way, apart from having a good organization you will also improve distance 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 done well they become a key to staying in touch when working from home. For effective video conferencing with your team, you need to have a good application to perform them and have a planning of the meeting. On the one hand, an application like Google Meet, Come in others, that is easy to use and has collaborative functionalities, can make the meeting much more efficient and creative. For example, Google Meet now includes functionality that allows you to see the faces of your team while side-editing Drive documents. On the other hand, you should have a schedule 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 teleworking is done, it is common to spend a long time in front of the screen and not take any breaks. We always recommend taking 10-minute breaks to rest your eyes and move around a bit, even around the house. This will help you activate and 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 force the body posture and vision, as well as computers and software prepared for remote work. Currently, there are different applications that allow you to collaborate easily. Our recommendation is to opt for 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, too. 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 let's start to guide us through our peak productivity moments. 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 is avoided and the achievement of objectives is facilitated.
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