Five Tips for Working From Home

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Five Tips for Working From Home

Posted on 16 March 2022

I’m sure we’ve now all experienced working from home at some point over the past two years, with many of us now used to a hybrid working week.
How have you found WFH? Would you prefer to always be in the office, WFH full time, or a hybrid of the two?

It’s an argument that has been passed back and forth for a long while now and it all comes down to personal preference. Whether you’re WFH for just a few days a week or full-time, we have helpful tips which may help you make the adjustment:

  1. Have a Routine

The novelty of WFH can wear off pretty quickly once it becomes the norm and it’s easy to lose your sense of routine when you start spending the whole day in your pajamas. In order to get into the right mindset each morning, it helps to try and stick to your usual routine as you would usually get ready for work as much as possible.

  1. Create a Workspace

Not everyone has an office that they can use at home, or even a desk to sit at for the day. As much as you can, you should create a workspace for yourself where you have everything you will need to complete the day’s tasks. This will further help with getting you into the right headspace to work as efficiently as possible from home.

  1. Check your Internet Speed

If you want to avoid waiting what feels like hours for a single page to load, or the internet dropping out altogether, make sure your workspace is as close to your router as possible. If this still doesn’t work, getting yourself an ethernet cable is an excellent idea, your company may even provide one for you.

  1. Reduce Distractions

This is definitely easier said than done, especially if the kids are already climbing the walls by 10 in the morning, but reducing the number of distractions around you whilst you’re working will be a huge help when you’re trying to stay on track.

  1. Use Teams/Zoom/Google Meet

Videocalls will be your best friend throughout your time WFH, especially if you’re spending much of the day on your own. Calling a member of your team for a catch-up is far more effective than an email and will keep you in touch with your colleagues who are probably having the same experience.

Not only are video calls a good idea in regard to work but having a non-work-related call with your colleagues at lunchtime or after work will give you some of the same social time that you would usually have in the office.

Overall, WFH isn’t for everyone, but the above tips should help make the move from the office to your home a little easier.

We have some current vacancies on our website which offer hybrid working which you can apply to by following this link.

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