As the world withstands a critical health pandemic, almost every organization was forced to start operating remotely. EverteamGS-Intalio, was one of the first companies in the region to send their employees to work from home to stay in line with their responsibility towards the health and safety of their employees. This won’t only protect employees from risking their health, but it also lowers the probability of the virus spreading around the country and the world.
Additionally, EverteamGS-Intalio, has a large responsibility towards their customers to ensure operations continuity and ongoing technical and customer support – so stopping work was never an option.
It’s enough that being in quarantine can have a lot of negative effects on one’s mental health, so working from home during these difficult times can be challenging. Here we are almost a month into working from home, we gathered some fun tips from our employees summarizing their experience on how you can keep the same level of productivity that you had at the office – if not even better – while keeping the work fun and effective.
1)Get an early start:
Wake up early in the morning – like you normally would. It is very easy to stay in bed and procrastinate. Therefore, make sure you wake up early, fix yourself a healthy breakfast and start your tasks immediately as if your life depends on it!
2)You’re going to the office – but you’re not:
You have to pretend like you’re going to the office. So staying in your pajamas is a big NO. Instead, do all the things you would normally do before you head out to the office. Perhaps have a cup of coffee, read the news, meditate, or even workout. Keep those same habits, maybe even work on creating new healthy ones.
3)Fix Yourself a neat working place at home:
Just because you’re working from home, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a space dedicated for your work. Therefore, fix yourself a neat space at home, preferably not on the couch or in bed. Instead, dedicate a room for work and leave the rest of the house for leisure.
4)Keep the teamwork alive:
One of the main challenges is to keep the teamwork alive. Working as a team requires serious communication in addition to some fun here and there. Therefore, in addition to having a “serious” group over a group-chat, create another group-chat for more “casual chats” – things that you would usually discuss while making your cup of coffee at the office in the morning.
5)Plan your day:
Just as you would at the office. Set your agenda and commit to it. Nothing is more satisfying than crossing-off completed tasks. Sticking to a clear agenda helps you structure your day nicely, giving you a better estimate of how much time you need for work and how much time you need for breaks. This leads us to the 6th point!
6)Don’t forget to take a break:
It can be easy to sink into your work as you do it from the comfort of your own home.
Therefore, make sure you take clear breaks. By that, we mean to step away from your working area and perhaps have a chat with someone at home. Cook lunch, or even get a nice stretch. Trust us, it improves your productivity and gives you some time to clear your mind of your workload.
Unfortunately, we do not have a clear outlook on when the corona epidemic will end. Therefore, we do hope that you take those tips seriously to help you get through the difficult times we are in. EverteamGS-Intalio employees are completing their tasks as usual and no project deadline has been interrupted. We sincerely hope for better days. Meanwhile, stay safe and enjoy working from home!