Whether recent changes to the structure of your workplace have resulted in your job role being designed around a remote framework, or you have always worked from home (and indeed, intend on continuing to do so) time is always of the essence.
With this in mind, continue reading to learn the top five ways to save valuable time when working from home.
Keep Your Workspace Well-Organized
First and foremost—even though it is more than a little tempting, when you have a working-from-home day—avoid sitting on the comfy couch in your lounge, as although you will be relaxed, this is far from conducive to efficiency.
Instead, ensure you have a designated workspace, with a desk, an in-tray, and stationery on hand, so that when you sit down to begin your working day, everything is organized and ready.
Invest in Time Management Software
If you are looking to progress to a much tighter schedule when it comes to organizing a day working from home, then look no further than to install a reputable and renowned time management tool.
Time management applications and software packages offer the following benefits, to name just a few:
- You can easily assign specific files to specific tasks
- You have the ability to keep certain files and tasks private when necessary
- You have a way to access all your business scheduling from anywhere at any time
- You can schedule start and finish dates for different projects
One of the most widely held (yet simultaneously most incorrect) beliefs—both in a personal and professional context—is that multitasking two or more jobs at once saves time when in reality, the exact opposite is true.
In fact, numerous research studies conducted across the entirety of the United States have conclusively proven that, when switching tasks from one to the next, the brain takes around fifteen minutes to adjust.
Additionally, when you attempt to accurately complete two tasks at the same time, both will take longer than if you had approached them separately.
Upgrade Your Internet Service
Another incredibly effective way of maximizing your working hours and indeed, to be as productive as possible, is to never again have to deal with unreliable connections, video calls simply not connecting, and a generally fuzzy and poor-quality level of sound.
Look for an established and renowned fiber internet provider and upgrade your internet service today; even if you need to switch to a new provider to make this happen, you will certainly benefit hugely.
Take Regular Breaks
Although some people in your personal life will assume that, when you tell them you are now working from home, you will spend much of the day completing household chores on the sly, working remotely can actually be considerably more productive.
With no distractions, in the form of gossiping colleagues, for example, you are likely to be much more productive on an average day. However, it is still important to take regular breaks, both for your body and for your emotional health and well-being.