Social distancing is in the top list of effective methods of reducing the number of those who get infected with COVID-19 (corona virus). And, working from home is a big help when it comes to reducing the number of people who gather at a place per time. As we trust God to intervene in this pandemic situation, we should play our own roles in the meantime.
Here are top tips to get ready to work from home, to reduce corona virus cases;
Tip #1: Embark on a Routine of Someone Who is Going to a Physical Office
You need to adopt the same process you have been familiar with as a 9am-5pm worker. So, just as you would do with your regular job, you should get up in the morning, slightly later than your usual wake up time. Then, take your bath and put on a formal dress. This will help create a sense of seriousness to work while working from home.
Tip #2: Check on Others
In this challenging time, it’s important you check on others to see how they are faring. So, during your breakfast or lunch time, you can call friends, family members, colleagues and neighbors to ensure they are practicing proper hygiene and protective measures. Indeed, working from home is a luxury that can help you socialize this period without getting close to those you are socializing with.
Tip #3: Double Check Your Assignment for the Day
If you are working for someone and you have previously taken orders on what tasks to accomplish from home, you should check again to be sure. You can call up your supervisor or boss to go over the list again so that you are not missing or misrepresenting something. It’s important you deliver the same quality of job working from home.
Tip #4: Avoid Distractions
It’s easy to get distracted when working from home. So, you should employ disciplinary measures that will help you avoid distractions. You should start by choosing a quiet and secluded location in your home. Make sure you are distanced from distractive elements such as television set or other things that may take your attention away from work.
Tip #5: Set Rules
Setting ground rules will help you minimize distraction when working from home this period. Especially with family members or friend staying over at your place, you should set strict rules. Some of the rules you should lay down for people at home include the following;
- I’m not on vacation, I’m working from home. So, don’t come to my desk until I’m done for the day
- Except it is emergency or super-urgent, please don’t interrupt while I am working.
- My work duration is between 9.00am and 4: 00 pm, please don’t interrupt within these hours
- Finally, make sure you take precaution and stay safe as you work from home.
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