Maximizing Productivity and Managing Paranoia While Working Remotely

Maximizing Productivity and Managing Paranoia While Working Remotely

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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:

  1. Establish a designated workspace
  2. Dress like you’re at work
  3. Plan your working hours
  4. Set deadlines
  5. Avoid multitasking
  6. Manage interruptions
  7. Avoid chores
  8. Take care of yourself
  9. Separate work and personal time
  10. 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:

  1. Eliminate the personal aspect
  2. Write down your anxieties
  3. Get ample rest
  4. Make expectations known
  5. Talk it out

WFH paranoia can be tough to handle, so talk to your manager about your concerns.

Remote Work Newsletter - July August 2021

Content Copyright Zywave 2021


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