- work from home a guide for the first timers
Work From Home - A guide for the first timers
Every office goer at some point in their lives hasthought of working from home. Working from home was considered
as a special benefit our kind bosses allowed occasionally. While most software companies had the work from home
policy long before the COVID-19 crisis, rest of the organisations were not fully ready for it. The current situation is
completely different though, the entire country is under lockdown and most of us do not have the option of going
to work, until the situation normalises.
Lakhs of employees are working from home for the first time in their lives.
Below is a compilation of some great tips for efficient work from home.
Start early: Don't be lazy, get up early freshen up and hit the laptop. Remember, while working from home you
are your worst enemy, you don't feel the pressure of getting things done, you may end up doing less. It is even
better if you look at your to-do list as soon as you get up.
Think that you are going to office: Your mind tends to relax while you are at home, you are used to this for
years. This needs to change while you are working from home. Try to do all the things you used to do during
office going. We suggest, wear your office clothes.
Find a space dedicated to work: Get out of the couch or bed or from all those spaces which you are using for
leisure. Dedicate a specific place for work. Remind yourself that you are in work.
Don't mess around in Social Media: You know what it is, do we need to explain?
Do more than usual: Commit yourself to provide more output than usual. In the office, you may have many
distractions like unnecessary coffee breaks, chit chat with colleagues etc. You have a focused time at home,
make full use of it.
Learn to change modes: While working from home, you may face distraction from your wife, kids, neighbours
etc. Use this pressure to stay focused. You may choose to ignore your neighbours but give time to your wife and
kids. But quickly get back to work mode.
Stay connected: While working from home, you may feel disconnected from the business. Messaging tools,
video conference tools make it easy to check with your colleagues. So be in touch.
Take a break: Do not overload yourself too much, plan your breaks beforehand and get away from the
computer. Use this time to eat your food, make personal calls, and check your social media accounts. These
breaks will recharge you and make you more productive.
Take special precaution for preventing the Corona virus pandemic: Please ensure that you and your family is
following the safety tips.
Keep yourself physically fit: Do not sit continuously for long hours. Practise some of the basic yoga poses.
Add meditation to your daily routine and witness the power of body, mind and soul coming together.