How to be More Productive While Working from Home

02 Jun. 21
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The way we go about our jobs has been revolutionized in the past year. Industries have changed completely, and now thousands of former commuters and coworkers get to enjoy the comfort of working from home. But with that comfort can come a slow in productivity; which can be bad both for employers and employees. We’ve compiled a list of methods on how to make the most out of your work from home position, and how to maximize your productivity while getting to enjoy all the benefits of having a home office. 

Reinvesting your Time

 

Think about the amount of time that is wasted when you commute to and from work. In fact, a recent study said the average person spends 40 minutes per day. When you’re able to work from home, you’re able to take account of the time you spend and how you make it more productive. Maybe you’ll take a morning walk to clear your head or prepare yourself a good hearty breakfast to keep you energized for the rest of the day. Whatever you choose, having more time to yourself is one of the best ways to organize your life and get the most out of your productivity.

Keep a Distraction-Free Environment

 

When working from home, the first thing you’ll need is a quiet, distraction-free environment where you can work. Working from home provides distinct advantages compared to working out of an office or warehouse. For one, if something goes wrong on the site it may not disrupt your own productivity. Additionally, you won’t be around gossipy coworkers or micromanaging bosses; lessening both distractions and additional stress from your job. Because of this, work from home employees often see a burst in productivity and often perform better at their duties as well.

Meetings are More Productive and Comfortable

 

Think of the last time you had to go to a meeting at work. Were you uncomfortable? Were you bored? Meetings are rarely an enjoyable part of the employment process for all involved, but they’re critical to the success of any industry or business. Thankfully, when you’re working from home; business meetings can feel much different. You’ll be able to dress comfortably, and you won’t need to constantly ‘be in the room’ through zoom, you can just turn off your microphone and camera if you need a moment. I think the added comfort of working from home helps employees relax during meetings, which leads to more productivity and a freer flow of ideas. 

Improved Work-Life Balance

 

There is, of course; more to life than just work. But between commuting, meetings, and your general work schedule; more people are finding it difficult to master a balance between work and their own, interpersonal life. Working from home as we’ve mentioned before opens up an amount of free time you may not have previously had while working out of an office or business. This means you can focus on what matters to you more: hobbies, family, friends. You won’t feel as chained to your job, and you’ll be happier as a result.

If You’re an Introvert, You’ll Be Better Off

 

Not everyone is comfortable with things like public speaking or presentations. Especially in office spaces, introverts may feel particular anxiety or stress that can affect how they go about performing their work duties. Working from home is simpler, however. Introverts thrive in a work-from-home environment. They are more relaxed and comfortable. You may see employees who previously struggled at the office begin to excel when they take on a work-from-home position. 

Working from Home can be Healthier

 

Think about it: when you work from home it’s only you. This means you won’t be picking up your coworkers’ germs and sicknesses during flu season. It also means a healthier diet, since you’ll be able to choose whatever you want to eat instead of living off cafeteria food. Moreover, you’ll save money on your wardrobe and make-up; if you aren’t being seen every single day, you won’t have to change your looks up much.

All these reasons and more show why now is the best time for any business to allow their employees to work from home. This will likely be a revolution for the job market, and to get left behind at this critical, early-stage could be a detriment to your business. Make the choice that makes employees happier, and more productive. You owe it to both yourself and to them. You can also share your ideas and views regarding work-from-home culture to enquiry@letsnurture.ca 

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