This year has been hard with CoVid – 19 and you are probably working from home a lot more. There are a lot of jobs that can be done from home or at least in part from home. Working from home can be a good thing and has many benefits, including being able to combine caring for your children while still being able to work and be paid.
Mobile workers are those who can work from home either full time or part time. All you need is a laptop, smart phone and reliable internet connection to complete your task whether you are at home, in an office or in a public space. Being able to work as a mobile worker gives you a lot more flexibility and with today’s technology you can easily continue to maintain contact with your workplace and keep up with the latest developments in your profession, by using programs such as Zoom.
Working this way reduces the amount of people who have to commute to work therefore reduces the traffic on the roads and the crowd on public transport. This is great for keeping safe during this pandemic. Also it is good for the environment as there are less fumes and pollution. It assists with soothing your nervous system fighting the traffic or jostling on public transport. So in some ways it becomes a winning situation for you providing more family time as well as enhancing your well-being and the healing of the planet.
Is working from home less efficient?
Sometimes you may find it difficult to work from home as there are definitely more distractions, so it’s important to organise your week and set yourself boundaries re work and personal time. Setting yourself goals to complete is also a good way to stay motivated and it will take some of the pressure off regarding completing the tasks in the time required.
It can feel like a lot of pressure when you have the office calling to check how your work is going but don’t let this overwhelm you. Remember to take your breaks, and take a walk if you are feeling a little stressed. Remember that once you have clocked off for the day you need to make sure you stay clocked off and in your personal time. No checking in on your work emails or working longer hours that you are not being paid for. If you find it hard to switch from work mode to private time then take a walk or find ways to relax and unwind at the end of each work day.
Tips for Managers
If you are a manager who has a team working from home, try encouraging them to stick within the normal working hours and tell them not to send emails after hours or weekends. Help your team maintain a healthy work, life balance and it will help keep them focused, happy and motivated, in turn increasing their productivity.
Remember also whilst mobile working certainly has its benefits it is important to ensure there are well-balanced systems put into place to take into account both the risks and advantages to ensure a win-win situation for both the company and its employees.
So take a look at what you do in the hours you work from home and develop a system that works for you. If you are feeling isolated or overwhelmed then let us know as there are many ways we can help you and your staff develop more motivation and a good work ethic during these unprecedented times. Call us today on +61414680713 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for either a personal or company plan to satisfy your needs.