The procession of the dead is not stopping in the deadly coronavirus. As it spreads all over the world, everyone is suffering from Corona panic at every moment. Due to the rapid increase in the number of people infected with the virus, various educational institutions, offices, and public places have been closed for a few days.
In addition, some important events have been canceled. In this situation, many office authorities have announced to work from home. Because, at the moment, working from home is considered to be a safe option.
Now you too can think about how to work efficiently from home. Here are some tips to help you get started:
Keep charging the phone and laptop
You need to make sure that your phone and laptop are charged, so that your work is not damaged even if there is no current. Because, when you are at your workplace, there is a good backup system. Maybe your home also has a backup system. But it is better to be prepared in advance.
Fix the workspace
Usually when we work from home we sit comfortably in bed and work with laptops. But without it you can set a workspace for yourself, then the focus on your work will increase. However, this does not mean that you have to have a separate cabin and work desk. You can also set up your workspace in one corner of your living room or bedroom. Arrange a table and chairs for her, where you can sit and work in peace. It is very important to set up a workplace to prepare yourself mentally for doing well.
Suppose you are sitting in the office working
A lot of the time sitting at home we can’t concentrate on office work. I get annoyed easily. So before you go to the office, just as you take a bath, get ready in clean clothes, do the same at home. Get up in the morning and freshen up, have breakfast and sit down to work with your mind. Do the same at home as you did at work on normal days.
Create a routine for office work
Working from home can be really effective and fruitful if you follow a proper routine, which will include your work time and breaks. Being allowed to work from home does not mean that you can work whenever you want. Try to start your work during office hours and take breaks accordingly. This will enable you to meet your deadlines and goals.
Tell your family member/roommate/flatmate about your office work
Since you are doing your office work from home, it is true that you will face many obstacles. For example, your child and your family members may want to spend time with you, your roommate and flatmate may invite you to watch a movie or play a game.
So, it is clear that you cannot get a peaceful and professional environment like office. Especially if you are not alone. So let your family members, roommates and flatmates know and explain your work.
Stay connected to your team
Whether you work from home or from the office, you must stay connected with your team members. If you think working from home will set you apart from your team members, this is a misconception. You can stay in touch with them via video calls, emails and messages. In addition you can share everything through chat and discuss work.
Share your work report
Your goals and work reports need to be shared with your colleagues and reporting managers. Just because you’re working from home doesn’t mean you don’t have to update your work. So keep updating from time to time.
Follow work ethic and etiquette
It doesn’t matter if you are in your office or at home, you need to follow your work ethic and etiquette. If you want to chat, video call or mail make sure it’s suitable for that time. Also, if you attend online meetings, avoid wearing your night suit or casual attire.
Encourage team members
Since everyone is more or less frustrated and panicked about the coronavirus outbreak, you should maintain your enthusiasm and encourage your team members to work and tell them to stay calm. Refrain from making negative comments to colleagues or juniors for the slightest mistake. This will help maintain the enthusiasm for the work and keep the work going well.