Throughout 2020 and into 2021, we are seeing many more businesses and organizations transferring to the work from home life. This is largely because of COVID-19 disrupting our daily lives and therefore our ability to work in an office. As coronavirus has been so unprecedented, not everyone has had the opportunity to develop themselves and become prepared for the work at home lifestyle. It appears that some tasks are harder to complete because there is no separation between life and work. This is often the case if people are working where they’d normally relax and sleep!
With this being said, businesses are encouraged to make life easier for their staff at the moment. Doing so will keep the momentum going to ensure their workload is getting completed each day. If you’re a business owner, keep reading to find out how you can optimize working from home.
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Check-in with your staff
Firstly, you can encourage your staff to complete all the tasks set for the day by checking in with them either daily or weekly. Providing an invitation for you and your staff to talk about what might be bothering them will allow both of you to work out the issue. In turn, this may increase your staff member’s capacity of what they can get done in a day and thus optimize their time. It doesn’t take a lot to send out an email to your staff – and it can go a long way in the process. Working from home is difficult for everyone, and no one should be left alone when doing so.
Update your software
Another fantastic way to optimize the working from home experience for your business is by investing in facilities management software. The point of this software is to make things a whole lot easier for your business and team; essentially, it acts as an automated system whereby staff can communicate and track their work. For example, providers like FSI provide facilities to boost productivity in the workplace. Here, work can be more accurate, punctual, and productive. Through this, staff can be flexible in their working schedules and thus be happier when working.
Encourage flexible working
Experts recommend that you should allow your staff to have flexible working hours if possible for their role within your business. Starting an hour earlier or finishing an hour earlier can make a huge difference for individuals when working from home. This is especially the case for those with children and being cooped up at home for months at a time due to government-enforced lockdowns. Allowing your staff some extra time at lunch or whenever they need throughout the day is a sure way to maximize productivity. Doing this will let your staff focus during ‘on time’ and allow them to focus elsewhere when off the clock.
Individuals can feel very stressed when working from home; it’s up to you to make it easier for them while maintaining productivity. Follow these steps to optimize the working from home experience!