The current situation and the mandatory confinement of a few weeks ago gave a "new normal" to our lives. Today it is pretty common what until a few years ago seemed very difficult to happen in our country, the so-called "home office".
Working at home was implemented by many people and companies during the mandatory quarantine period with favorable results, such as reduced office costs and increased employee productivity. For this reason, different companies have opted to continue with this model.
Although workers value very much not leaving home during these complicated moments, the "Home Office" requires certain characteristics to develop it in the best way. Next, Celima - Trebol gives you important tips to do it:
Create your own work space
Find a space where you can do your work. If it can't be a room, just set up a place that allows you to work. Keep it clean and equip it with everything you need on a daily basis: a comfortable chair, a functional desk, office supplies, powerful wifi, water, snacks, etc.
Being at home can be tempting to stay in bed longer or watch a bit of your favorite series during work hours. But if we want to be more productive, it is important to respect a routine: always get up at the same time, get ready as if you were going to the office (take a shower, change your clothes, have breakfast) and clock in, even if that means just turning on our computer.
Avoid distractions. Close social networks, except for those that are useful for work. If possible, leave your cellphone out of reach and keep only the tabs you need open on the computer.
Let your family know that you are not available
It is important to make it clear what your work schedule is and that this "Home Office" is the same as if you were in your work place. They should understand that you are not on vacation and not available to solve problems, do shopping, etc.
You can change the place where you work
Maybe being in the same room for a long time can cause mood problems, so we advise you to take advantage of the day and move from your workspace to the sofa at home, to the yard or terrace. Experiment everywhere in the house looking for the best place!
Give yourself some small reward
When you do a good job, look for rewards. For example, treat yourself to a coffee, a chocolate or even buy something you've wanted for a long time.
With the current pandemic situation, it is easy for our minds to be filled with pessimistic or anxiety-generating ideas. We recommend that you limit the news you get intelligently; you should not spend the day listening to threatening comments and casualty counts. Regulate the information you receive.
Put an end to your workday
When you're at home, you're likely to end up extending your work hours just because you already have your computer open. From solving some small problem or answering an email, there will always be something to do, but you must learn to separate what is urgent from what is not. Disconnect! Time for yourself or your family is also important. Discipline is of utmost importance to start the work day, but it is also important to finish it.
Interesting, isn't it? Put these useful tips into practice and you will see how your work will improve and become more productive, without sacrificing comfort and time for your family.