How to achieve efficiency working remotely

Working remotely can be a challenge for many people. Distractions can prevent them from achieving their goals, and that’s why sometimes they can sacrifice their work/life balance.

The importance of having an schedule

You are working at home. This probably means that you don’t have colleagues talking a meter away from you, or your boss staring at you while you try to hide behind a pile of documents. 

This means that you are entirely responsible for meeting deadlines, turning work in on time, and smoothly operating whatever your job is with little to no interference from management. And to fulfill the responsibilities, it is best to establish a schedule.

The need to schedule your day is second only to managing your time well and goes hand in hand with being able to do so. Start organizing your day, and you will see how radically your life can be improved, being able to find time for practically everything.

Don’t forget to take care of your diet!

There are people who find it difficult to have a healthy life. And this does not only imply going or not going to the gym, or taking the daily steps recommended by the World Health Organization. This talks about diet. It can be hard not to munch all day long while you’re working

Actually, in college, they have a phenomenon that tends to affect more incoming first-year students than any other section of students; the tendency to gain an average of 15 pounds during the first semester of college studies.

Keep in mind the previous tip, and include time to cook and go shopping for food in your day schedule. In this way, it will be more difficult for you to eat junk food, which is what you most tend to eat since it does not require any effort.

Communicate efficiently with colleagues

McKinsey research shows that executives on average spend almost 40 percent of their time making decisions and believe most of that time is poorly used. That’s why it’s more important than ever to plan meetings and make them as effective as possible.

In fact, currently the majority of meetings take place online, while face-to-face meetings have been considerably reduced. However, no one doubts the importance of meeting in person.

And to plan meetings in the most effective and efficient way, there is a tool on the market that allows you to do it in just a few minutes. 

TROOP takes efficiency to the next level in the world of meeting planning, offering data on costs, times, restrictions associated with COVID, as well as carbon footprint data. In this way, decisions are informed and can be made in minutes, instead of days as was the case before.

Work-life balance

Working remotely effectively is more about adaptation than perfection. Being open to change, communicating effectively, and preparing for breaks-both physical and mental, can significantly improve your work and productivity.

That is why you have to know how to separate as much as possible what is work from what is personal. And this includes ‘me time’, to be able to relax. Because there is a great tendency to be connected to work all the time. And in this way, neither work nor family life is enjoyed 100%.

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