With the spread of the coronavirus, warning bells sounded all over the world, and staying at home became a necessity for companies and individuals. This is why work from home has become common recently. Like any urgent change in our lifestyle, corporate employees as a whole are not accustomed to working from home, as some find it difficult to maintain productivity through remotely working from there, although it has spread in the last two decades with the revolution of the internet and technology that has created other ways of making money similar to the traditional job, known as freelancing. In this article, we will share the best advice that has been told for creating a remotely working environment that maintains productivity in times of crises and pandemics like the coronavirus that requires the suspension of work in the private sector.
Here Are a few Ways To Create A Suitable Work Environment at Home
Perhaps one of the most important advantages of remotely working from home is that everything is under your control, so you are completely free to make whatever arrangements you deem appropriate for the office and room! Below, we will provide you with a few selected methods to increase the productivity of your work from home:
Think Like A Mouse
It’s not a matter of miniaturizing your position – what’s meant here, is to find the quietest place in the house to disregard, or to say, having the mindset of Jerry in the famous cartoon series (Tom and Jerry)! In the case of remotely working tasks, it is advised to choose the work office away from the living room, where the sound of the television and those sitting are distracting; with the exception of some people who prefer to work in places with some noise, and the author of the article is one of them, as he prefers quiet places with a few sounds, and finds his misfortune in some coffee shops that provide such an ideal environment for focusing, at least for the writer.
Organize your Office
It is always important to make sure the office is tidy and has enough space, for a chaotic office with scattered papers all over the place disperses and reduces mental focus. The same applies when you work from home, where removing unnecessary books and folders in the office and arranging tables and chairs will enhance your mental clarity and boost productivity.
Bring some green into your office
Plants have a great ability to refresh the atmosphere of your work environment, in addition to purifying the air around you during the day, as looking at it from time to time away from your computer provides relaxation and comfort. For example, think about placing a cactus or succulent plant with the color green, and perhaps the best case is sitting in an office in front of a window overlooking green plants unless you already work in a company where you can work remotely; so many of the occupations in today’s world, specifically in the service sectors, no longer require daily attendance in the workplace.
Write Down A To-Do List
Professional consultants and human resource experts usually recommend starting every workday by preparing a list of tasks, a To-Do-list, that you intend to accomplish. This becomes more important when remotely working from home, especially if you are the head of the family, a working mom, or even a single resident living alone or with companions, where work tasks may interfere with the household tasks. It would be appreciated if you had assigned the first ten minutes of starting your work by preparing a comprehensive task list, and then taking another five minutes to arrange them in order based on their priority, where so much of your day’s tasks remain under control!
Take Meaningful Breaks
Company employees usually spend time off during their working hours chatting with someone close or scrolling Facebook pages and other social media platforms. For example, when moving from one task to another, there’s no harm in reading through a popular blog dealing with a topic about time management, or the art of negotiating with clients. That will keep your mind enlightened and increase your insight instead of distracting your mind between social media pages with its endless ramifications!
In short, these were some tips aiming to create a suitable work from home environment, especially in these exceptional times where many businesses and some important economic sectors are being suspended due to the coronavirus. Maintaining public safety and health is what matters in the first place, as the human being is the most valuable asset in existence, and all other materialistic things can be compensated later on.
We recommend reading our other topics to get all the information you need to know about the coronavirus and our interview with Dr. Mohammad Kamal about it, in addition to a patient who was tested for the coronavirus, in order to present the most important facts about this pandemic.
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