The New Normal – Work From Home
Working from home has become the new normal. Millions of workers across the United States have made home their new office space during the pandemic. The allure of working in your pjs and on the couch has been a welcomed thought prior to COVID-19. However, don’t get too comfortable with business work hardware. We continue to communicate to customers to maintain a high level of awareness, practice cybersecurity, and maintain an efficient workflow.
As all of us navigate through the epidemic, we have used technology to maintain a productive environment. Not only for us, but for our customers. We’ve adapted to telework and utilized different tools for an efficient remote work flow. We will share 5 tips on how to work from home successfully.
5 Tips To Be Successful Working From Home
- Having the proper technology solutions in place to maintain your daily workload is a must. Using instant communication, remote access software, and cloud based collaboration tools have been key components to the overall ability to carry on business with minimal to no decline in productivity.
- Dedicate a location within your home specific for work. Of course you want to sit on your sofa & work, but we don’t recommend that approach. For the most part, it is best to have one area that you work in within your home. This builds a boundary for not only you, but for others in the household.
- Set boundaries for work hours. Whether this means blocking out time for tasks or designating days for specific types of work, this will help minimize interruptions throughout your day. Don’t forget to take a break for lunch or go outside for a walk to clear the mind.
- Empower your employees and make them a part of the success. A major factor in the success of a remote workforce lies within the amount of employee empowerment within a company. People are the best asset and without them, productivity doesn’t exist.
- Keep your personal well-being front of mind. Productivity is important in times like these, but nothing is as important as you and your family’s well-being. Always take time out of each day for family, whether that means going on a walk, playing an organized game in your yard, or catching up on current events. Your health and your family will keep you going so that you are able to work long-term without burnout.
What are some of the ways you’re dealing with the pandemic? Do you exercise to clear your mind? Do you read a book to escape reality? Let us know in the comments section.