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12:00 AM, April 03, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:21 AM, April 03, 2020

How to stay productive while working from home

As coronavirus continues to spread, working from home has become the new reality for many Bangladeshi personnel. To reduce the spread of infection, companies are closing their doors and asking the employees to work remotely. This may cause the employees to struggle with time management, motivation to work and communication among staff members. While all this can be difficult, finding a strategy that works can help you make it through.

Start early and get ready

Commuting to your office helped you wake up and get energized to work by the time you reached your desk. At home, however, the transition from your bed to your computer can be much more brutal. The mental association between work and your office can make you more productive. Simply getting a project started first thing in the morning is key to work progress.

Designate a workspace

For the sake of productivity, dedicate a specific room or zone in your home to work. Try to avoid your bedroom or the couch- spaces associated with leisure time. The workspace will separate working hours from your spare time, thereby getting you in the right frame of mind.

Limit your hours

One of the dangers of working from home is working too much. You should schedule your work hours to match your typical workday. It is also vital to take regular breaks as your brain too, needs to rest. When you have a structure, you become more efficient.

Communicate regularly

Make a point of emailing and calling your co-workers and especially your boss a few times a day. This will ensure they are getting what they need from you and you are receiving the feedback you need to keep working.

Set social media boundaries

As much as you are tempted to take a quick peek at your social media accounts, this convenience can be detrimental to your productivity. Try removing them from your browser shortcuts and logging out of every account. This will help counteract your social network's ease of use during work hours.

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