By Reuben Kimani
The outbreak of Coronavirus has seen companies encourage employees
to work from homes. This is key in ensuring that people maintain social
distance and prevent the advance of the virus. As people continue to work from
home below are some tips on how to remain productive at work.
- Communicate consistently – stay connected with team members and colleagues and make sure you are available this will ensure that you are able to deliver on various assigned tasks assigned to you.
- Plan your work before you start your
day – Have a task list that will
help you track your progress and consistently follow it. Have a priority list
that will also include extra time for unforeseen tasks. Try as much as
possible not to switch tasks without completing the first one.
- Choose a specific working area in
your house where you will be able to work on
your tasks uninterrupted. This is key in ensuring you stay focused and
productive. Also try as much as possible to maintain the same working hours you
have at the office.
- Invest in an
internet Connection – you will be required to do research on various assigned tasks
and you will also receive and send emails. Therefore, you will need a reliable
source of internet for you to carry out various tasks online.
- Discourage personal interruptions at
home – In your normal working environment
in office, you do not allow your friends and colleagues to frequently interrupt
you. To prevent intrusions into your work space, inform your friends that
although the location of your job has changed, it is no different from what you
normally do and you still require privacy and focus.
- Train your children to be productive
and disciplined – Children tend to think they are on
a normal school holiday. Consider having a timetable for them with various
tasks to be achieved on a specific day. You can consider rewarding a child who
has been consistently productive and disciplined.
- Exercise – consider having exercise routines because you are staying
indoors. You can watch channels that air various work out shows and implement
early in the morning or late in the evening.
Working from home can be convenient if you choose to. All you need
to do is plan accordingly to make sure that all your tasks are executed. Also,
wake up early and be productive early in the morning and have most of the
The author is the CEO, Username Investment Limited.
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