Currently, telecommuting is starting to have its place. Indeed, the current world situation pushes us to integrate in this type of work. Indeed, there are three modes of telework, namely home office, flex-office or desk-sharing, and telecenter work. With so much freedom of time, space and work disciplines, how do you organize? It’s a big challenge for both employers and employees to co-opt new habits. Here are some tips on how to be efficient and effective when you are in telecommuting mode.
Have a precise schedule
In general, it’s not easy to get to work outside the office. The first thing to do to be efficient when telecommuting is to have a precise schedule. Indeed, the problem arises on the separation of the personal life with the professional life. Thus, you must be used to organizing your days. It is important to set your working hours. And give yourself regular breaks. It is often the case that teleworkers even forget to take their lunch. To motivate yourself, you should also define your objectives for the day. To avoid interception and to keep you focused, remember to let your neighbors and relatives know your schedule. For your co-workers so that work does not invade your personal life.
Create your work space and your optimal efficiency conditions
Once you have set your schedule, create your work space and your optimal efficiency conditions. This is also part of the way to be efficient when telecommuting. As in the office, it is necessary that you have a place to telecommute. For better concentration, it is advised to place your office far from your place of relaxation. If possible make sure you don’t run out of the supplies you will be using. Once your office is ready, put yourself in optimal conditions of efficiency and concentration. For example, you may want to put on some music. As they say, you need a home office which is a space in your house that is quiet with everything you need for your work: computer equipment, internet connection, supplies…
Collaborate with your co-workers
To be successful in telecommuting, you need to communicate with your co-workers. If possible, contact your teams on a daily basis. This can help you organize work, plan the next steps of your projects, and organize remote meetings. It can also reassure you that you are in the same direction as the others. And why not, to just check in with your colleagues. To do this, it would be best if you had collaboration tools like video conferencing.