Although many door, frame and hardware businesses have re-opened their doors and business life appears more normal, thousands of door professionals still remain working from home. If that describes you, or describes members of your staff, then you must find ways to make the most of working remotely.
Working from home, being confined in the same space that is also where you spend your personal time, can become a difficult situation to manage. Some remote workers use an extra room, a dedicated space in their home but others are forced to work in a small, shared, less than ideal space every day. Experts in the field of employee productivity suggest the following for working remotely regardless of your space situation.
- Set boundaries for yourself and those around you
- Those with families or even roommates have to share space with those around them, it can be challenging; Set boundaries in order to stay on task but also enjoy the environment around you.
- Facilitate regular hours
- Allowing yourself a manageable schedule is crucial to performance and quality of work-life balance. Incorporating breaks, for example doing a load of laundry, allow you a moment to decompress and manage responsibilities effectively.
- Plan ahead
- Preparing a schedule for responsibilities and tasks can alleviate any mishaps that can occur and facilitate understanding of all priorities. Planning ahead is not restricted to work-life, you can plan for personal duties as well.
- Take advantage of the flexibility remote work-life brings
- You work from home! If you get sick of sitting in a stiff chair then work from the kitchen table for an hour. In office spaces you don’t have the liberty to move around and take an extra break if needed.
Incorporating aspects into your remote work-life is important for your success as an employee or owner and as an individual.
Ellie Bousson, Marketing Analyst, Software for Hardware LLC., located in Atlanta, GA. You can reach Ellie at Elizabeth@softwareforhardware.com