Working Remotely During Covid-19? Create a welcoming space favorable for productivity while utilyzing the safest option for work during this time.
Set the Scene: Set up near natural light. Provide music to stay focused. Use headphones to block out noise and find the noise level that is right for you. Secure necessary office supplies: printing, scanning, tech for online meetings, video chats, etc.
Dress the Part: Dress like you are going to work as a mental cue for ‘work’ vrs. ‘relaxation’.
Keep a Schedule: Schedule your day ahead of tie, answering emails, conference calls, breaks, lunch, projects.
Track your time: Set a schedule and track how well you actually stick to it. Us this to adjust for the future.
Take Smart Breaks: Take strategic breaks to boost your productivity. Activities such as meditation, working out, or helping a colleague make effective breaks because they help with detachment and boost positive emotions Experiment to find what works best for you.
Keep Communication: Keep your lines of communication oen with your coworkers, boss, and clients. Stay on top of emails, keeping Slack open, and letting people know when you are stepping away from the computer for lunch or a break. Open communication helps prevent misunderstandings and it demonstrates how teams can pull together to continue working fearlessly in the face of uncertainty and change.
Adapted froman article by JustWorks.com