How to thrive when working remotely
Whether you are used to working remotely, or just getting your feet wet. You know that working at home is very different from working at the office.
There are several factors that affect your job satisfaction – what you’re working on, who you’re working for, and who you’re working with. It may also depend on your living condition. Do you live alone or with your family?
Having considered all these factors that may affect how well and fast you deliver your work, here are the three practical tips to thrive in a work-from-home environment:
- Manage metrics not hours
As a great professional committed to the company, you want to provide the best value to your employer. It’s not just about completing the number of working hours – but making the most out of it. How much are you able to get done within your shift? Use your key performance indicators (KPIs) if you have them to measure how far behind or far ahead you are in terms of work performance. Remember that being able to work smart and effectively makes a bigger difference to the company than clocking in and out of your work schedule.
- Use the right platform to monitor tasks and progress
You should properly track your tasks and work progress. It’s essential to your development to understand how tasks are accomplished and their value to clients. Create an outline that details how and when you expect to finish the project. Learn to adapt to unforeseen challenges and do a root cause analysis to prevent such a thing from happening again.
- Attend your daily huddles and catch ups
It helps build your confidence to discuss what challenges you’ve encountered, and how you overcame them. It shows a strong work ethic and a proactiveness to think outside of the box. You can better collaborate with everyone on the team when everyone is aware of where you are in what you are doing. It prevents any delays in the process and gives you the opportunity to help one another should there be a need for it.
At present, there are no signs of the pandemic letting up. So, learning how to effectively move forward in a work-from-home setup ensures you not only survive the changes at work, but are able to thrive and make the best out of the current situation.