COVID-19 once again surges. All over the world, people are dealing with new lockdowns. So remote work is once again becoming a hot topic in the business community.
But, even before coronavirus disrupted the planet, the notion of remote work changed. Remote went from that rare unicorn of workforce arrangements to a standard component of many people’s workweek. In a strange way, we can thank the pandemic for making working from home an acceptable option to employers.
The pandemic has also taught employers how to trust and work effectively with employees out of the office.
Efficient and Effective Remote Work
As a remote worker, it is your job to maintain that trust while continuing to work effectively. This means you are not only responsible for your own work and time but you are also responsible for your own engagement and motivation.
As many remote workers have found, however, this isn’t always easy. The fact is, it can be hard for you to motivate yourself or be engaged consistently. This is especially true when the boss isn’t around to guide you.
For tips on how to work from home efficiently, and for some insight into what your bosses might expect, check out this infographic from Cake HR. Here, you will gain a better understanding of how to efficiently and effectively work from home. Our favorite tips:
- Make sure you have a work desk or space solely intended for your work.
- Communicate as if your job might depend on it (it probably does)
- Be flexible; get your best work done when you work best
- Take full accountability for both your work and for securing the resources necessary to do the work
Read on, and become a master at working from home!
Covid-19 won’t be around forever, but remote work just might be.