By: Brittany Collier, EAW Student Marketing Assistant
You may have been working from home for a while now, but it’s still a very different feeling! It’s not something that many of us are used to. It’s important to note how we’ve adapted to this great change, and how quickly we’ve done so. It’s essential to remain efficient during these times as we slowly ease back into our work environments. Here are our 4 tips on how to keep working from home effectively.
Set up a designated workspace
Working from your bed sounds nice, but realistically, it might not allow you to get a ton of work done. Find a desk, or any flat surface like a table and chair to create a similar work atmosphere that you have in an office setting. It’s also important to distance yourself from places of distraction in your home. Create a designated space – you want to create a separation from work and home.
Practice clear communication
Now that we are social distancing, we have to adapt our communication as well. Luckily, with technology like Zoom, Google Hangouts, and Skype, we have the ability to communicate with our bosses, managers, and team members like how we would in the physical office. It’s important to establish with your superiors what tasks need to be done that day, and have conversations about expectations while working at home. Technology is not a barrier to clear communication, it’s just a new form of communication with its nuances!
Schedule out your day
Not being in the office can feel a little bit unstructured, so making a schedule can really help guide you as you adapt to working from home. We thrive on structure in our lives, and without it we often feel lost. Schedules help guide us and give us the motivation we need through the day to get our work done. With your already established clear communication with your boss, you have your tasks lined up for the day, now all you need to do is plan them!