Working From Home Tips
Some of us have been working from home for a bit now. Some of us are just starting. Here are some tips to make the transition a bit easier.
➢ Have A designated work space: Pick a spot that’s away from most of the commotion in the house. This also helps to make it easier to leave work at the end of the day.
➢ Work regular hours: This might be hard for those with home-bound kids, but it is important to schedule your day as if you are working in an office. (I’ve certainly got the ‘regular coffee breaks’ part down pat!)
➢ Don’t clean: Resist the temptation to straighten up or take on large projects around the house while you’re working from home.
➢ Aim to leave the house at least once per day: Be sure to take a short walk, or just a drive.
➢ Stay professional: Just because your home office doesn’t have a dress code doesn’t mean that you can wear your pajamas (or nothing at all) to business meetings. If you’re clean and dressed, you’ll conduct calls much more professionally and have better results.
➢ Check in with work—frequently: You won’t see your boss or co-workers as often, so this is important. Send an extra email to confirm receipt of materials, call up a co-worker to check in on a project, and make it clear that you’re accessible and available.
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Source: Reader’s Digest