Work from home can be burdensome. Here are tips to counter it
First Published Dec 7, 2020, 3:18 PM IST
Work from home has become one of the ways to ensure that work gets done even when an employee is not physically present in the office
Set up a working place: A personal workstation is necessary to set the mindset for work. A comfortable, cozy place in the home is always a distraction. This is very similar to the concept of study table; one finds it easier to concentrate on the study table rather than on the bed, couch or any other area of the house.
Timetable: Creating a timetable is important to ensure better workflow and avoid distractions. If the employee manages a schedule, he or she will know where they are lagging behind and how to manage their daily routine of work – professional or domestic.
Work hours: Though many consider that work from home means working as per convenience but defining work hours is important. This way the employee will know by what time one has to get over from other activities at home to be free to work.
Right tools of work: Connectivity, communication, sharing work details, staying updated with the latest developments requires the right tools. If one is working with a team or for clients then using the right tools to share work progress is a must.
Staying in touch with other professionals: Isolation is one of the drawbacks of working from home. So, networking is important to keep in touch with professional set up and office like feelings. Networking can also open more avenues to gain from.