Working remotely seems to be the best shot to take due to the recent pandemic outbreak all over the world.
It’s no news that the COVID19 pandemic has put the whole world in a tight corner, resulting in lock downs, halt in businesses activities, and closure of stores, hangout spots, bars, schools, and workplaces.
This strict lockdown directive by the government as advised by health agencies has necessitated the need for people to work remotely and carry out their jobs from the comfort of their homes.
However, people are facing issues working from home, and being productive during this period of the COVID19 outbreak, owing to the fact that many employees have little to no experience working remotely before now.
Whether this is your first experience working remotely as a team lead, manager, or a team member, with the guide provided below, you won’t have to worry so much about performance and productivity.
You just simply have to follow this ready to implement approach to getting the best result, despite working remotely
Set up a work space
Working from your family sitting room, sitting or lying on your couch might not be the best idea to getting the best out of you this period. Which is why you need a separate space where you can work conveniently with little or no distraction at all. Where you can keep your door closed and maintain a distance form your personal life.
Having a work space at home, creates a feeling of being in an office environment, observing your normal working hours and able to meet deadlines.
It is quite tempting to get the day started in your night wear. But it is a very terrible idea. So, get up, brush your teeth, take a shower and wear something comfortable. (Get dressed like you will if you are going to the office) and grab your breakfast.
It is easier to concentrate when you have done all of these. Your mind is organized, you’re comfortable and that way you can achieve your daily task easily.
Have a schedule and follow through
While working from home, you can get a little bit too comfortable and leave some things undone. But the best way is to have a work schedule, have a to do list every day outlining the tasks to be carried out and make sure to follow through with it.
Take Short breaks
You can do things to help you refresh during you short breaks but rule out house chores during your work hours, You’ll end up being tired and less productive.
Since you’re working from home, there are tons of things to distract you, but you have to be proactive in managing these distractions that could be from your home or environment.
Let your family know you wouldn’t appreciate interruptions, during work hours and remember to put your gadget on silent so you don’t get startled when they beep.
Communicate with your team members
You can hold regular video conferencing, voice calls, chats or exchange emails. Whatever means of communication works best for you.
It’s really not a good time for hangouts due to the virus, but you can spend time with your family if you stay together, or video call or chat your friends and family.
You can also keep in touch with your colleagues and people you care about via social media but if you really have to meet up with people, do not touch or embrace them and do not stand close to them.
Maintain proper hygiene
Be as hygienic as possible. Even though you are working from home wash your hands often with soap and water, disinfect surfaces in your home, including your work space and gadgets like computer and mobile phones and don’t forget to not touch your face. If you are feeling unwell, see a doctor.
All of these will help you to be more productive even though you’re working from home. Take care of yourself and people living around you especially the elders.
Avoid creating unnecessary panic by listening to and spreading fake news
You’ll need to get your business back on track as soon as it is safe to go out again, we can offer you advice on how to get that sorted.
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