Remote work has nearly eliminated the social aspects of the on-site workplace, making it very difficult for many employees to connect effectively with coworkers and management. As a result, paranoia is prevalent while working remotely. Not only is paranoia a concern for working remotely, distractions also arise in a home office setting and can make or break your day. It’s up to you to be just as motivated and dedicated in a remote setting as you would be in an on-site office.
Maximizing Your Productivity While Working Remotely
Being a productive remote worker demands self-reliance, resourcefulness, and responsibility. Set yourself up for success by following these 10 suggestions:
- Establish a designated workspace
- Dress like you’re at work
- Plan your working hours
- Set deadlines
- Avoid multitasking
- Manage interruptions
- Avoid chores
- Take care of yourself
- Separate work and personal time
- Check in with yourself
Setting clear limits with coworkers and family members will help make the remote workday more productive overall.
Managing Work-from-Home (WFH) Paranoia
WFH paranoia can be triggered by a number of things, but it’s most usually due to a breakdown in communication. Misinterpreted comments, a lack of clarity in communication, or delays in email and chat responses are examples of such circumstances. Check out these healthy tips to cope with WFH paranoia:
- Eliminate the personal aspect
- Write down your anxieties
- Get ample rest
- Make expectations known
- Talk it out
WFH paranoia can be tough to handle, so talk to your manager about your concerns.
Remote Work Newsletter - July August 2021
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