How to Work From Home and Be Productive During COVID- 19

Many organizations have asked their employees to work from home in the COVID- 19 pandemic to minimize social contact and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. However, if you have never worked from home before, it may be a challenging proposition.

Below are some tips on living in your home during COVID- 19 and working to make the transition easy:

Set a Schedule

Having a fixed schedule can boost your productivity immensely. Get yourself on track by preparing a written schedule with fixed slots for meals, breaks, exercise, etc., to keep your routine as similar as possible to a day at the office.

Setting a work schedule also means setting fixed timings for office as work and free time tend to blend into each other when you are working from home.

Have a Fixed Working Space

Everyone may not have a spare room or desk to set up a home office. But that doesn’t mean you should start working from your couch every morning. Instead, look for a small corner in your house with the least noise, ample lighting, and a power connection to set up your makeshift office.

Get the Supplies

Once you have designated an area to work from, consider the supplies. Here’s a handy list of what you may need:

  • A desk or a flat surface to keep your computer
  • Your computer and accessories like keyboard, mouse, etc.
  • A reliable internet connection
  • A webcam, microphone, and apps like Skype, Google Hangouts, Zoom, etc., for collaboration and video-conferencing

Staying at home is important to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You may feel depressed or lonely when working from home in the COVID-19 crisis. However, don’t let social distancing isolate you. Keep the communication channels open to prevent anxiety and feelings of isolation.

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Post written by Sam Crudo, Chief Executive Officer

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