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It’s been a while since World Health Organisation announced Covid – 19 coronavirus a pandemic, which has forced companies around the globe to change their work setting. As the number of cases are rising drastically day by day, keeping in mind the safety of the people, more and more companies have asked their employees to work in a home setting. As the situation doesn’t seem to be getting better anytime soon, work from home will become the new normal for many people.
For a lot of employees, this might be first time for them to work in such a setting. This new, working from environment, can very likely affect their productivity and they could have a hard time keeping up with their deadlines. Here are some tips and tricks on How to Stay at home & do your work the right way given this Pandemic:
- Constant Communication
- Take care of yourself
- Have a dedicated workspace
- Have a schedule
- Establish work-life boundaries
When in an office setting, employees are in constant touch with their bosses, meaning communication is easy and effortless, which keeps them updated and they are clear of what’s expected of them. The same should be followed in the work from home setting and employees should be in constant communication with the team by the means of technology. The team can set up group chats using applications like Skype, Zoom etc. in order to improve the communication and the response time.
Take care of yourself
During this pandemic, you’ll be coming across unpleasant news constantly, which can make you more stressed and affect your productivity. You shouldn’t neglect your physical and mental health, especially during times like this. Do meditation, practise yoga, do whatever keeps you calm and saint.
A study published in the journal of Psychoneuroendocrinology studied a group of people. The findings from the study showed that those who had undergone the mindfulness training sessions reported feeling less stressed. Another article published by the Harvard Medical School, found that yoga increased the well-being of the people.
Have a dedicated workspace
Working from home can present be more challenging than working in an office. People get distracted easily, and lack of socialising with colleague can lead to restlessness. In order to tackle these hurdles, try to recreate your office space as much as possible at home which will be your workplace. It can be as simple as a dedicated table and chair in the corner of your living room.
Have a schedule
Just as you have a dedicated work space, you should also have dedicated work hours and be clear about when you’re working and when you’re not. You’ll get your best work done and be most ready to transition back to the office if you stick with your regular hours.
Establish work-life boundaries
If it important to establish ground rules with other people in your home or who share your space for when you work. If you don’t have clear boundaries it’s easy to become overwhelmed from both sides. Just because you’re home doesn’t mean other family members should assume you will do all the chores, or agreeing to every work assignment because you aren’t sure when your workday ends is a sure recipe for stress and frustration.
Working from home can initially be a bit of the challenge, especially during these stressful times. Negative news all day long, worrying about our sick or elderly loved ones, or fighting the urge to hoard toilet papers can all set back your work productivity. If you practise these tips religiously, you’ll definitely experience a rise in your productivity. Above all else, figure out what works best for you.