This Is How To Make Working From Home, Work For You

Remote working, or as it is for many of us, working from home, is the one of the biggest trends in employment right now. Of course, most of us are willing to embrace the opportunity of working from home. After all, less commute time and skipping out on all that office politics sound like a dream. However, for many, the transition from working in an office environment to in the home can be rocky. That is until we find out how to make working from home really work for us, that is. Something you can read more about in the post below. 

 

Night owl or morning person?

 

The first issue to consider here is when you work best. Of course, some jobs will require you to keep regular hours or complete specific shift patterns even from home, so this may not always be relevant. However, many remote roles only need you to complete a certain amount of tasks by the next day. Something that means you are left to decide when you work and when you will rest. 

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Happily, if this is the case for you, you can make your remote working experience much more manageable by determining when on the day you function best. That is if you are most productive in the evenings and other responsibilities allow you to work, then do. The same goes for if your best times are in the morning. In fact, by playing to your strengths in the way you can make your work fit your life much better. Something that should help you enjoy working remotely much more as well as boost your productivity. 

 

Totally isolation or some interaction?

 

Some of us need to be immersed in total silence and isolation to complete our best work. However, some of us work better with background noise and buzz, and other people around to bounce ideas off. 

 

Unfortunately, the latter group of people can often find remote working a bit of a challenge. Especially if it means extended amounts of time alone in their own home. The good news is that there is a particular answer to this problem. 

 

In fact, all you need to do is find a provider that offers workspace solutions for those that work remotely. That is coworking office spaces that allow you to work while being in the company of others. Something that can make all the difference to those of us that need at least some social interaction in the week while working remotely. 

 

Tracking tasks, time, or outcomes?

 

Finally, when it comes to working from home, you must know how to monitor your productivity effectively. For example, if you are being paid by the hour, then measuring by the hour is the best standard to use. 

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However, if you are paid by the number of tasks you complete the longer you take, the less you will be paid per hour. To that end, be sure that you understand what productivity means in your specific role. Then set yourself targets along with this, if you want remotely working to truly work for you and your situation. 

 

Lisa
Lisa Besserman, Founder and CEO of Startup Buenos Aires, has been named as Business Insider’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Tech”, and the 2014 “Business Innovator of Latin America” by the Council of the Americas.
Lisa moved to Buenos Aires from New York City to create Startup Buenos Aires, the organization that represents the startup, tech and entrepreneurial community of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Startup Buenos Aires has been one of the main catalysts for strengthening the tech ecosystem in Latin America, by bringing global startup initiatives, development projects and investment opportunities to the region.
Under Lisa’s leadership Startup Buenos Aires has been credited as “Top 3 Growing Startup Cities” by CNBC and “5 Emerging Global Tech Hubs” by Entrepreneur Magazine.

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