Have you ever struggled to concentrate while working from home? If you have, you know that distractions and isolation are some of the main problems that remote workers have. If you are a remote professional, here are four things that will help you be more productive:
- Use internal social media platforms. Keeping in touch with coworkers and other remote workers that are in the same department can boost engagement. Using social media to start a group chat with other coworkers can help avoid feeling isolated.
- Meet with your team. Keeping in touch and meeting face-to-face with your team will help lower the feeling of isolation. Having an area for meetings and conferences will boost morale for the team.
- Working in a coworking space. Coworking spaces offer an environment for remote workers to get away from the distractions and isolation of working from home. Being able to work with other remote workers in a shared workspace helps combat isolation.
- Don’t mix family and business time. Working from home presents the challenge of effectively switching from work to family time. The best way to avoid conflicts between family and work time is to set a schedule for work ahead of time, sticking to that schedule, and be fully devoted to family time and events.
Combating distractions and isolation from working at home is not an easy task. If you are a remote worker, use these tips as a starting point to improve your work-life balance. If you have any other tips on how to avoid distractions or the feeling of isolation for remote workers, we would love to read. Feel free to share what best works for you in the comments section.