Solutions to Your Everyday Work-from-Home Challenges

Remote working is not new. But ever since the pandemic started, more companies and businesses are advised to change their traditional working routine. According to a survey conducted by Gallup, fifty-nine percent of people say they would like to continue working from home as much as possible. They don't have to endure long commutes, remote work provides them more flexibility, and many employees find that working from home allows them to be more disciplined or creative. In addition, employers also estimate to have three times as many remote workers after the pandemic as they did before.

Despite this good news and the awesome benefits of working from home, there are still day-to-day challenges that employees experience. The following are the solutions to your everyday work-from-home challenges.

  1. Schedule one-on-one check-ins

It's easy for struggling team members to go unnoticed when most of the contact is done via email or Slack. Prioritizing one-on-one check-ins between employees and their immediate supervisors through phone or video is a smart idea.

  1. Managing your own schedule and time

You know when you're meant to work and when you're free to pursue other activities or spend time with your family when you have set hours. Because you know when you'll be working, you can arrange plans days, weeks, even months in advance.

  1. Avoid distraction dooms

It’s important to have your own home office. However, make sure your work location is free of distractions. When you don't have access to television or literature, you're less likely to succumb to them. 

 

Your children's games or your spouse's viewing of your favorite show can distract you. Use noise-canceling headphones to avoid auditory distractions. Make a rule with your family not to bother you when you're working from home.

  1. Upgrade your project management software

When your complete team was working on one roof, sloppy project management software was acceptable. However, now that you're working on projects from a distance, you'll need a platform that's more suited to your demands. Look for something that allows you to see the workload of your entire team briefly.

Understanding how to operate your team more effectively from afar will only benefit you in the long term.




Written by: Office Evolution Houston Energy Corridor

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