These days, more and more people are finding themselves having to work remotely, and many are also finding themselves ill-prepared to tackle the unique challenges that remote work brings. Our team at UN Cloud IT has extensive experience helping people adapt to the unique demands of remote work, and we are here to provide some tips on how to improve your productivity.
- Dedicate a Specific Workspace. One of the best ways to improve your ability to effectively work remotely is to create a dedicated workspace in your home. Find a space where you are less likely to be disturbed and set up your computer there, along with anything else you need to work from home. We also recommend storing all your work materials in this space to prevent them from getting scattered around the house with the rest of your possessions.
- Cut Down on Distractions. Another way to improve your productivity as a remote worker is to identify and eliminate as many distractions as possible. Make sure that your housemates know not to disturb you while you work, and try to dampen any sounds from the TV, vacuum, or other sources. In addition, it’s a good idea to install a browser plug-in to block distracting sites and apps during work hours, as the internet is often the worst drain on your attention.
- Establish a Routine. Often, the hardest part of having to work remotely is sticking to a routine–without the structure of the office and its schedules, many people struggle to regulate their time. The best way to overcome this hurdle is to make a schedule for yourself and stick to it, starting work at the same time every day and only tending to other tasks during off-hours.