COVID19 or Corona Virus Pandemic has changed everyone’s life and we are in the middle of establishing a new culture that at once seemed to be unrealistic & improbable. Yes, we are talking of “Work From Home” culture which has now become a New Normal. If you are the one who is also working from home, here are the top 4 things you should plan to adapt to this new culture in order to have enhanced performance & productivity.
- A Dedicated Workspace: If you want to be as productive as you were in office, make sure you train your mind the same way you used to do in the office. Remember having a dedicated workstation in the office & habitual of working the whole day there only? Don’t let your mind get baffled in between your workplace & the places you relax or rejuvenate. It’s not at all a good idea to get distracted by a TV while sitting on your favorite couch or armchair & only pretend to work. A designated workplace aligns your mind properly to work on the things you would like to focus on. It’s always recommended to install your workplace in a calm place away from much noise. These days we have New Age & innovative workstations that occupy less space, looks beautiful yet come very handy. Click the images below for enlarged & better view:
2. A Neat & Comfortable Attire: The best part of Work from home, most of us like is not to worry about what to wear every day. Agreed that, but still you need to be presentable yet be comfortable for your online meetings & of course you can’t keep on switching from your home T-Shirts or pajamas/shorts to formal Shirts & trousers every time. Plus home wears like Pyjamas all the time makes your mind lazy & takes a toll on your productivity as well. Hence, A neat & relaxed dress up is what you should think of. Here, some fashionable yet comfortable Kurtis/Kurtas for Women while some classic, simple yet comfortable T-Shirts for Men might come handy that serves as a perfect blend of hassle-free & clean dress up. Click the images below for enlarged & better view:
3. Mandatory Work Accessories: Of Course, this is not new. No matter, where you work, you got to have these basic but mandatory work accessories accompanying your work desk like a touch laptop, a mobile phone, a wireless mouse, a planner diary, a pen, a good internet connection, a charging point nearby, your favorite water bottle & coffee mug, work lamp, etc. Have kids at home?, make sure you align & organize these things properly & keep them out of reach of your lovable kids else you better know the consequences (pun intended). Keeping all things organized in one place ensures less unnecessary breaks & enhanced productivity. Click the images below for enlarged & better view:
4. A disciplined & balanced work-life schedule: At home, you might have to face a lot of unwanted & unavoidable distractions that can result in your agitated behavior which might reflect in your productivity. Now is the time, you should understand considering your family too as your team that needs to be managed properly. A better plan is designing an altogether new, disciplined & balanced work-life schedule that is flexible enough. Remember, you have a whole 24 hours available now to design this, as you are saving on your commute time which is further saving your energy. You can plan the work hours divided into flexible breaks anytime within the whole day since you are not bound from 10 am – 6 pm now. The ultimate goal is to achieve productivity with peace with 8-10 hours accurately dedicated to working.
A healthy & disciplined work environment leads to enhanced productivity & prosperity. Don’t be late to adapt to this “NEW NORMAL”.