Working from home has been the new norm since Covid-19. It is always a huge step for employees to relocate their work setting to their home. With that said, we will provide 7 tips and tricks that people can use to convert their home into a better working environment.
#1 Think about your working style
People vary, which means that everyone has their method of working that suits them best. This can be seen in many ways. For example, do you prefer working in a quiet environment or having the presence of white noise? Also, are you more productive to work alone or in a setting where there are other people?
#2 Designate your Workplace
Once you know your preferred style, reorganise your home or work setting accordingly. For example, if you prefer working with white noise, organise your home so you have music or TV playing in the background, but to the extent that you can still concentrate and be productive. If you prefer working in a room with others, try working in a coworking setting.
#3 Create a schedule… and try to stick to it.
Schedule is essential to be productive. By having a clear game plan, you can maintain life and work balance better. Sometimes when you don't have a schedule, you tend to not have a clear goal which causes you to work over hours in front of the screen, and this is not good. Thus creating an agenda is useful; create a to-do list, schedule break times, and stick to it!
#4 Communicate, communicate, and communicate!
Communication is important within the group and employees. The benefits can be seen as twofold. Firstly, communication is essential to track progress of assignments so that employees know if everything is going smoothly or if one needs assistance. Secondly, it is always better to remember that you are still working together even though everyone is located in different locations. communication can always increase camaraderie and make work experience more “dull”.
#5 Know when to stop
This is one of the challenges when working from home because you work and have your personal space under the same building. That is why it is important to set a specific time to log out as an employee. What is good about working from home is that it's flexible, which means you run your own schedule. That said, it is important to have balance and know when to call it a day.
#6 Be open and flexible
Although working at home is the new norm, it may not be the kind of “normal” way of working for everyone yet. Hence, be flexible to new ideas and explore different methods to be productive.
#7 Invest on technology
Technology can make everything easier, whether it's to be productive or to connect with colleagues virtually. Bisner can help this by providing a communication platform to organise tasks and engage with your colleagues under one solution. Click here to learn more.