Productively working from home



5 tips to work productively from home

It is increasingly common to work from home these days. Sometimes because there is no other option. However, there is a big difference between working from the office and working from home. DATA KINGDOM gives 5 tips to work from home as productively as possible.

Do the important tasks first

Use the first hours of the working day to complete the important and urgent tasks. According to the Eisenhower Matrix, it is wise to prioritize the important tasks. Most likely, your colleagues are waiting for the output of these tasks, so as soon as this is completed they can continue.


Work in task-oriented blocks

The average concentration span of an adult is between 15 and 45 minutes. The good news is that we can renew our attention span. However, an adult also needs 5 to 15 minutes for this. Therefore, try to work in blocks of maximum 1 to 2 hours. Divide the activities into chunks of 1 to 1.5 hours and agree with yourself that you can take a short break after completing this activity.


Plan breaks

Make sure you take breaks regularly. When you work from home, you secretly start to miss that annoying colleague (who always bothers you with nonsense stories while getting coffee). To ensure that you remain socially connected with your colleagues, it is an idea to schedule a video call in which you can discuss something light-hearted and the issues of the day.

Don’t forget lunch

It is important to keep the fuel engine running. A break to eat is therefore not unimportant. Make sure there are enough nutritious things at home so that you don’t have to make a whole world trip to the supermarket. That can quickly become a break of 1.5 hours. Furthermore, try to avoid a carbohydrate-rich lunch. Too many carbohydrates cause a spike in blood sugar levels, which can result in the well-known ‘after lunch dip’. That won’t do much good for a productive working afternoon.

Stay informed of the current status

It is very easy in your own environment to focus on matters that have your own priorities. However, it remains important not to lose sight of the organization’s main objectives. To avoid having to organize a series of meetings – purely to discuss the status – an organization can choose to online dashboard
to make available. On a KPI dashboard  home workers can view the current status at any time. This prevents meetings where too many people actually have to be present to hear what is going on. With a dashboard, everyone can stay informed, but still work effectively at their own pace.

We hope that these 5 tips for productive working from home will provide all home workers with an effective working day. Know more about data-driven working of dashboards? Contact us!

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