Companies who were once adamantly against remote working have come to realize its benefits.
However, there can still be challenges when transitioning to a remote working arrangement. That is why it is up to employers and employees to take the steps necessary to ensure that they are as productive and satisfied with their remote working environment.
First, dedicating a space that is solely for work is essential. If you live in a small apartment with roommates, this may be trickier.
Identifying which factors help you maintain productivity levels can help with this issue. For instance, think about where you normally do your best work and why that is. Whether its cleanliness or natural lighting, you might find either your home or a dedicated workspace could be the best option for your workstyle.
“Even if you’re working at your kitchen table because it’s your only option,” said Sara Sutton, CEO of FlexJobs. “I try to put little touchstones of things that help get me in that mind-set.”
Creating a routine is also an important part of making the transition to working from home. This includes your morning routine, breaks throughout the day and your post work routine. Without setting these rules, you might find yourself increasingly distracted throughout the work day.
What did you do before working remotely? If it was waking up, getting in exercise and eating breakfast, continue to do so.
Additionally, keeping your work space and home space apart from each other so you can unwind at the end of the day and feel rejuvenated for the next work day.