Steps You Can Take to Maximize Work-from-Home Productivity

Steps You Can Take to Maximize Work-from-Home Productivity

It is hard to believe, but it has now been over 4 years since the COVID-19 pandemic changed many workplaces’ operational strategies from in-person work to remote work. In that time, many Florida businesses who hadn’t considered remote working to be a viable option have now made it a core part of their onboarding process. This means there are plenty of workers who have been continuing their roles in remote work who hadn’t really experienced it before COVID. Today, we thought we’d go through a couple of strategies that will help maximize work from home productivity.

Maximize Work From Home Productivity

Peace and Quiet

One thing is for sure, it is extremely hard to focus on anything when there is constant noise. One of the first things a remote worker should consider is where they are going to work. The people that have previously worked remote jobs probably have a dedicated desk situated in a remote corner away from the hustle and bustle of the house. Regardless of what goes on in the common areas of your home during the workday, setting your workspace up as far away from noise and distractions as possible will inarguably help maximize work from home productivity.

Clutter-Free

Another issue for people that work from home is that their desk is often used for all of the people in the house. The more people that use it, the more clutter you may see. This could just be paper and notebooks and other work-related items, or it could be old plates and silverware and beverage cans. We all have that person in our office who can do work with a desk that is constantly spilling over onto the floor. Most of us wonder how they get anything done. The less clutter your desk has, the more at ease you will be and the more productive you can be.

Nature Is Surprisingly Effective

Being in the same space all the time can get claustrophobic and can produce some unhealthy habits. One way to improve your outlook as you work from home is to set your desk up near some natural light. If you have a window in a remote corner of your house, it is the perfect place to get work done. Another tip is to add some vegetation to your workspace. A simple plant can make a lot of difference to someone that spends a lot of time in their workspace. Working from home is often more difficult on a person’s mental health, so being comfortable in your surroundings is important. Also, make sure you have a healthy work and home balance.

Breaks Take On a New Meaning

Anyone that works from home will run into periods of time when there is so much to do at work that it can be distracting and overwhelming. This is when having a hierarchy of priority is important. It’s also important to take periodic breaks so that you can deal with your growing to-do list. When you work from home, you are constantly multitasking, but if you can truly learn to focus on one thing at a time, your productivity is sure to increase. Taking meaningful breaks, where you step away from work for 10-15 minutes can make a big difference and can keep your to-do lists from growing out of control.

Speaking Of To-Do Lists

One of the biggest challenges about working remotely is handling everything at work and at home. We recommend setting up a daily task list and sticking to it. Start with the most time-intensive things first and work your way toward the things that can be pushed to tomorrow if need be. Meeting your own expectations may be the hardest part of effectively managing your responsibilities, but managing priority tasks can keep you from feeling the pressure of having an endless list of things to do.

Let SIG Help Your Remote Processes

Need help establishing the technology for your remote workforce? Give Symmetric IT Group a call at (813) 749-0895 today and check out our Managed IT Services page to learn how we can help your Florida business.

Interested in our Services?

You should be able to run your business without having to worry about managed it support or the security of your data.

Read more about our services and how we can help you.

Related Posts

Schedule Your Free Consultation

"*" indicates required fields

Services you are interested in?*
Yes, subscribe me to Newsletter
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Schedule Your
Free Consultation

Are you exposed to cybersecurity, or technology obsolescence risks? Are their ways to reduce your ongoing Managed IT Support costs or improve business operations?

Information Security by your Managed IT Services provider