With 2020 behind us, most of us are experts in the art of working from home. However, as this becomes our ‘new normal’ and more and more companies are offering work from home indefinitely, Aux Talent has put some best practices for ultimate productivity below!
We are all routine people and without the set time of getting in and leaving the office alongside our coworkers, it is important to set hours and stick to them! This is also crucial to preventing burn out. Sticking to a consistent schedule of meetings, work tasks, creativity/strategy and wellness create a balanced and productive workday.
We have seen many of our clients offer WFH stipends to make sure employees are set up for success, from a productivity standpoint and ergonomically. Find a room or area in your home that provides the privacy and comfort needed for your best work and invest in a proper chair and desk/table for your technology. The best thing about no commute to work is time to focus on wellness and moving your body.
While 2020 was the year of sweat pants, there is something about getting dressed up to signal the start of a productive work day. This will show professionalism and commitment on every video call!
While working from home has created flexibility, it is easy to get distracted and blend the lines between professional and personal to do’s. Creating a to-do list, setting goals and establishing your daily schedule will hold you accountable and provide talking points for meetings with managers and colleagues, highlighting what you’ve accomplished.
We have all been given the gift of time no longer having to commute to the office. Utilize that time throughout the day for mini breaks, whether that’s to make a yummy snack, walk the dog, visit with family or get a quick sweat in. We often find ourselves sitting more when working alone at home, so make time for moving your body.
While we have been given the gift of flexibility, we are no longer getting that camaraderie in the office with our colleagues, which can feel lonely. Prioritize coffee meet ups, virtual lunch meetings and Zoom happy hours. Staying connected provides purpose and prevents feelings of isolation.