Working from Home: Productivity Tips
Love it or hate it, #WFH is set to be the new norm as companies around the world look to maintain social distancing guidelines whilst managing employee productivity. With the UAE continuing to encourage remote work, we've put together a brief guide on how you can boost your productivity from the comfort of your home!
1. Set up a designated office
It is very tempting to set up shop on the couch in front of the tv, or in bed, however we know all too well that this will inevitably lead to a Netflix binge or a quick nap. Instead, set up your desk in a nice open space where you can create your own little office. Decorate your desk with all the essentials: lamp, stationery, notepads, highlighters, we could go on and on. There, you're now business ready and won't be nodding off during any Zoom meetings.
2. Keep to a schedule
Without your boss pacing behind you from 9-5, you may find yourself a bit lost and unproductive. There's nothing worse than knowing you have work to do but not knowing where to start. Break up your day and assign yourself tasks and deadlines to make sure you're staying on top of everything - yes, thats right, you're the boss now.
3. Distance yourself from distractions
Most of us spend a lot of unnecessary time scrolling through Instagram or chatting with friends. Increase productivity by turning your phone on 'Do Not Disturb' or by placing it in another room for an hour or two. You'll quickly notice how much work can be completed when you focus on a task without taking multiple breaks every hour.
Overall, it's important that you find what works best for you, because at the end of the day you should love what you're doing. Some like to create a home office, whilst others prefer to work from a local café. You can also check in with your neighbours and get some recommendations on their #WFH setup and how they keep productive during these times!