Freelancing in general, or be it the current COVID-crisis, WFH is our new way of living now. With the shift from a regular office desk job to a work from home scenario, companies have now developed WFH from an alternative to mainstream working to an equally preferred working option, a.k.a companies’ modus operandi.
For companies, it helps drastically reduce overhead costs, and increased employees’ efficiency, making work possible even from remote locations; while for those working, it is decluttering and improves concentration, while we are confined to the convenience of our homes.
That being said, work from home still requires you to get things done! The difference is that commitment is boosted by your own sense of responsibility and not by any subordinate’s pressure. So if you want to be successful while working alpha mode, we’ll tell you how to have the best work from home experience.
1. Have A Dedicated Working Desk
Don’t go lazing up in your bed all day long, as it will make your work routine monotonous, lazy and unproductive. Rather get yourself a dedicated desk where you have everything available to start with your daily tasks. It is preferred to establish a workstation where there is plenty of sunshine and ventilation.
2, Take Breaks
Give yourself some rest when you feel overworked. Make yourself some coffee or get a 20-min power nap (yeah that is such a WFH blessing). Feel refreshed and get back to work. Work from home is fun and more productive when give yourself breaks, and then get back in the flow.
3. Be Available On Calls
You aren’t there in the office, which means people can’t reach out to you immediately for assistance or work; so it is rather a work from home ethic to be available on call as much as you can. Also, immediate reply to texts or calls will give the employer a certainty that you are working.
If you have to schedule meetings, start them in the beginning of the day so that everyone is on the same page about work responsibilities. This will also help you to streamline work and not be on constant calls to understand tasks better.
4. It Will Be Nice To Go Out Too
We all get bored if we’re just stuck in one place, every day, mostly when we have no one to keep us company. Which is why you might want to go out to work sometimes. Starbucks, your fav coffee shop, someplace quiet, and chill would be great. You’ll feel refreshed to work in a new setup.
5. Set Your Working Hours
It is best practice to state your working hours and availability clearly and straight. Sometimes when you work from home, the working hours get stretched, and employers might take your availability being round-the-clock instead. So you have to mention your working hours at the time of your joining or as soon as the day starts.
6. Don’t Stop Learning And Upskilling Yourself
WFH is great but, it loosens your grip on learning more as you get too comfortable. Also, you might not have access to productive sessions, knowledge transfer between the subordinates and employees that regularly happen in a working environment. So, you should seek out for tutorials, information that will make you stay ahead of the curve.
We all are very well aware of the current economic crises, which is likely to have long-term effects on our employment security. Which is why we got to be extra prepped for what comes our way. With multiple organizations making their operations remote, the WFH opportunities are increasing, and its time you seize them the best way.