With the recent pandemic, many employees are working from home for the first time. If you’re struggling with being productive at home read AAFA’S tips for telecommuting.
1. Find a Schedule that Works for You
While at home, you need to stay productive; you also have the flexibility to maximize your productivity. If you’re a night owl, plan your heavy tasks for the evening. If you’re a morning person, get up and finish your projects early. Find and set a schedule that works for you and your family, as scheduling a proper balance will help you through the quarantine.
2. Invest in Your Space
It’s imperative to acquire similar equipment you have available at your office to use during your time working remotely. Invest in a comfortable chair, desk, or table to stay productive. Set up a desktop area with multiple screens, a laptop, and phone or headset so you can work without interruptions. Your couch may look tempting, but that should be saved for relaxing after working hours are over.
3. Takes Breaks to Socialize
The need to socialize outside of work requirements is a human one. During your lunch break, share a video call with a friend or family member, walk with your dog or partner, or play with your children. Finding creative ways to connect with others will re-energize you and keep you productive for the long haul.
Use AAFA’s tips to stay productive while telecommuting, and remember that we’re in this together. AAFA is a national professional partnership of finance and accounting recruiting firms. AAFA is a wonderful resource for clients as well as candidates looking to advance their careers. AAFA’s affiliates cover markets across the United States and provide the same sophistication and character for each location. Find an affiliate or a new job opportunity near you at aafa.com.