As many businesses are finding themselves affected by the pandemic, a majority of us are working from home. But with several distractions in our own home, it can be challenging to maintain productivity as the lockdown continues. However, we have compiled a list of some of our tips and tricks to help you remain as productive as possible during this uncertain time.
Get Yourself Organised
One of the best things you can do when working from home is to get yourself organised. Ensure that your workspace has everything that you need within arm’s reach. Whether it is organising the webcam for the Zoom meeting or making sure there is a notebook and pen nearby, this will help to keep you organised as a result. Though this can take time, this can benefit you in the long term when it comes to maintaining your productivity at home.
Make Communication A Top Priority
Another way to work from home effectively is to make communication a top priority. Whether it is through a messaging app or using a BYOD service to bring the office phones home with you, this allows you to contact others in your team as well as take phone calls from clients when working from home. This is crucial to the daily operations of a business as this will ensure that everything is running as smoothly as possible. This is a simple yet effective solution to ensure that you are your fellow team members remain in constant communication even when working at home.
If you are working from your room, it is important to remove all distractions. Whether it means hiding your phone or closing the door, this will help you to concentrate. By isolating yourself from the rest of the household, you can work efficiently without any distractions. In addition, this will make phone calls much easier as there will be no distractions or background noise. This will benefit you and the rest of the team as you can then work toward a deadline without any wasted time as a result of distractions in your home.
Stick To Your Routine
Though it may seem tempting to get up late and head to sleep later, you must stick to some kind of routine. This will not only help you to keep track of the days, but it will help you to maintain productivity when working your normal workday. Though it can take a few days to set your normal routine, it is important that you stick to it and have a schedule. This will not only help with mental health but will allow time for other tasks to be completed both before and after work such as your daily exercise.
Whether you have been in self-isolation for a while now or you have just entered your fourth week in isolation, we are positive that sticking to a routine will help you to work productively throughout your time in lockdown.