5 Tips for Working From Home During Quarantine
If you’re working remotely amid the Coronavirus crisis, here are 5 tips to help you stay productive.
Maintain a routine
Set a schedule, and stick to it…most of the time. Having clear guidelines for when to work and when to call it a day will help you maintain work-life balance.
Use Video Chat
Try to use the video function of Zoom, WebEx MS Teams to schedule “face-to face” meetings. in-person contact is important because we are able to read social cues when talking with someone. When we work from home, our in-person contact with co-workers disappears; as such, it becomes important to see the people you talk to.
Set boundaries/ground rules
Set ground rules with other people in your home. If you have children, they need clear rules about what they can and cannot do while you work. Ask noisy partners to keep it down. Instruct you doggos and kittos to stay away from you lest productivity suffers.
Working remotely requires you to overcommunicate. Tell everyone who needs to know about your schedule and availability often. When you finish a project or important task, say so.
At this time, we don’t know how long this pandemic will last and chances are we will be home longer than we want. Take a break and move around for a few minutes. Don’t spend all day in front of your PC. Breath.