Working remotely can be difficult for some, by there are ways to increase productivity and improve productivity levels overall.

Create Your Workspace

Find an effective place to setup the workspace that you will treat as your “desk” during working hours. Avoid places such as the couch, bed or sitting in front of the television could easily distract you from the task at hand.

If you don’t have a spare bedroom or office, find a spot that is the center of action such as the dining table or kitchen counter.

Communication is Key

Keep the communication between your staff is important during this time. Communication is the glue of any great organization. There are a lot of great technologies and programs companies already have installed that can improve workplace communications. Microsoft Teams, for example, has a great team call feature that makes meeting remotely effortless.

Time Management, I Know…

It takes discipline to effectively manage your time, especially while in an environment you are not used to working in. Working remotely can often be distracting, it is important to learn ways to manage your time and stay on track.

Delegate tasks and start early in the day! Set clear deadlines and avoid multitasking when possible.

Get Organized

Starting your day by organizing what you need to get done by keeping a checklist of things you need to get done. This way you can mark them off as you go about your day!

Keep Your Routine

The mental association you make between work and going into an “office” can make you more productive. Keep this mindset when working from home and practice the same routine you always do — set your alarm, make coffee or tea, wear nice clothes, etc.

This will keep you motivated and put you in the right mindset to stay committed.