Remote Work Round-Up
September 28, 2017
Our friends at Harvard Business Review recently wrote about how to stay focused when working remotely, a subject many people who work from home can tell you is of utmost importance. Laser focus is an essential quality for individuals who work outside of the office, and that concentration is far different than what's necessary to drown out Larry the mouth-breather three desks down or the wafting of microwaved fish coming from the communal workplace kitchen.
Elizabeth Grace Saunders is a professional time coach for remote workers, and gives Harvard Business Review some key tips on how to stay engaged and in the zone when working from home. She writes:
"No commute. No drive-by meetings. No dress code. Remote working can seem like a dream — until personal obligations get in the way. These distractions are easy to ignore in an office, but at home it can be difficult to draw the line between personal and professional time.
Consider when you're working on a project and get a call from a friend. You know you need to finish your work, but you feel rude for not talking when you technically could. Or think about when you're planning your daily to-do list, but also need to decide when you'll squeeze in your personal commitments. Taking the time to put a few loads of laundry in the washer midday can seem like a quick task — until you find yourself making up that work time late at night. In the end, it's never entirely clear when you're really "on" or "off.""
Saunders' tips include:
Establish working hours: Because no one wants to be attached to their computer at 3am on the daily
Structure your day for success: Make meeting-less hours professional me time
Set boundaries with others: No, mom - just because I work from home DOES NOT MEAN I can now chat all day, everyday
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