Working from home brings challenges that an office setting usually doesn't. At Lytho we've noticed that getting the job done while working remotely requires more than creating to-do lists, taking breaks, and setting up an office space at home. In order to do your best work, you need to be able to focus. To help you do that, Team Lytho offers you four tips that help you work smarter, not harder.
Most people have gotten into a rhythm with remote working by now. The first few days, maybe even weeks, were slightly chaotic for those who normally mostly work from the office and are used to face-to-face interaction. However, people are incredibly adaptive and will eventually find a new normal even in shocking or surprising situations like the one we are in now.
But working from home brings new challenges that normally aren’t present in the office setting when it comes to getting and staying focused. Your partner and children are at home, your Wi-Fi/VPN/etc. is switching on and off and your personal and professional lives are clashing.
In order to do your best work, you need to be able to focus. I bet you’ve read at least some guides that tell you to create to-do lists, take breaks, and create an ergonomic, office-like spot for working where you can focus. These tips are great and very useful, which is why they pop up in a lot of posts. In order to add value and share the good, Team Lytho has been taking these practices a step further to really help you work smarter, not harder.
Do you find that you spend 5 hours every week chasing people to confirm that your branding, logos, or other materials are up to code? Or do you struggle to find the right templates to create a banner for a campaign you are working on? These little things that we tend to get used to can add up to a lot of lost time that you could otherwise be putting into doing what you love.
Do a serious inventory of your work and find things you could automate or do smarter. There are a lot of tools out there that can help streamline your work. Now might be a good time to investigate them.
These are the tips that we’ve been implementing in our home offices! Good luck with your new routine and remember to be kind and understanding to yourself. Do what you can and use this time to reflect and implement small changes that will improve your professional life.
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