As a Millennial, I recognize that I love convenience, that I like to get things faster and quickly. I turn to my phone to pay my bills, to shop online, and order food frequently, so the possibility of working remotely is a reality that I embrace.
So, it makes sense that we (the Millennial generation) are the ones redefining what it means to go to work – which might include not going at all. Working from home whether part-time, full-time, as a staffer or self-employed, is touted by many as the next frontier of professional life.
Let me give you an example; the unstoppable spread of COVID-19 is now shaking industries and businesses globally, but so many companies decided to establish a Home Office Policy to keep their workforce safe but productive and engaged.
The benefits of working remotely
Working from home keeps me connected with the things that matter the most
I was already prepared to face the idea of working remotely because that’s a perk that I have as an employee of a digital consulting firm. I have learned in the practice to be responsible, stay focused and deliver my tasks efficiently.
Take the tech industry as an example; They’re well known for their flexible schedules, telecommuting opportunities, and their web-based and technology is the greatest resource when working from home.
Home Office is a practice that needs to offer employees the perfect tools and solutions to get their work done in time and stay connected; virtual spaces where they can share documents, files, share, meet and connect.
Also, the current evolution of the modern workplace concept across global companies has pushed the adoption of Home Office as a possibility even if you’re located in a different time zone.
As Boris Kontsevoi, founder and president of Intetics Co said, “In the tech sphere, the majority of the work happens on the computer and online. As a result, the location of the person is no longer as important, as long as they have a reliable Internet connection.”
How do I keep productive while working remotely?
Of course, I’m productive! I had learned to organize my to-do list, schedule meetings, and keep track of relevant conversations about current projects and company discussions.
All of these activities will not be possible without Microsoft Teams; a collaborative space where I can find all the tools that I need to work properly and connect with my manager in real-time.
I also believe that your productivity and overall success while working remotely depend mostly on each employee preferred work style. This seems to boil down to personality type and the job you do.
I prefer to follow the same routine that I do when I go to the office; I wake up early, take a shower, some breakfast, and finally check my email.
Before I start with my activities, I like to read some industry articles related to my job because I use to find inspiration and love to stay informed on the current trends and marketing strategies.
These activities help me to set to tone to go the Notes app and type my list of priorities for the day and complete what I need while I enjoy my cup of coffee.
We’re all different, and some of us can’t fathom getting work done with a TV nearby and all our comforts of home surrounding us, while others find it a struggle to stay focused among office chatter and other distractions.
Allow your employees to enjoy the perk of Working Remotely
Companies are certainly catching onto the trend, and most employees are now able to work remotely, if not at all the time, at least when needed. And while it may not
The benefits are positive; employers may find they can save money and increase productivity for some workers, and for some employees, home office benefits may be the difference between enjoyable and stressful work life.
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