If you have never worked from home before but your job has changed to remote working there are a number of things you can do in order to stay productive. Here at Compact Home Lifts, we have come up with three ways to help our customers, who may have become home workers, get the most of out the working day.
Use Modern Technology
Years ago, before the creation of the internet, it would not have been possible for people to work from home, as the technology was just not available. However, there are so many different ways for us to communicate with each other these days, it allows us to work for home without any problems.
As well as all the common ways of interacting with each other through telephone, email or SMS there are also a wide range of social media platform such as WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, Skype, Facebook and more which are great to use and mostly free too. Lots of these applications also allow us to speak and see each other by video.
As long as you have a trusty internet signal, there is no reason why you can cannot communicate just as effectively – if not more as there will be less office interruptions and office politics at home – than you would have at work.
Get Ready for Work
Whilst most New Australians who used to wear a suit or uniform to work will not feel the need to wear the same clothes when working from home it might be useful to try and prepare for work in the normal way. It is important to continue to treat your job as a real job and not spend the half of the day in your pyjamas as this can lead to a decrease in productivity.
If you start work at 9am be sure to start work and log on to your computer at the usual time. Emails can always be accessed from smartphones but it is far better to stick to a schedule and be sat at your desk ready for work in the usual way you would be for work. There might be a number of things you need to deal with quickly and, if you deal with customers directly, they may expect a prompt response to an email.
Make the Most of It
One of the great things about working from home is you no longer have to spend a long time, countless hours for some in big cities such as Melbourne and Sydney, commuting to and from work. Whether that be using public transport such as the train or bus, or driving to work, it can be tiring getting to work and if you had delays, or get stuck in traffic, this can be stressful before you even put a foot through the office door.
Working from home means you get to cut the commute out altogether and have to the opportunity to get much more work done and start projects and tasks you never previously had the time to get around too.
Of course, it is still important to take all the necessary ‘brain breaks’ too, and stop for lunch like you normally would, as well as go out and stretch your legs if you need to. But by sticking to this formula, by the end of the day, you can log off with peace of mind that another hard day at the office – or home – has been done.