A pandemic situation always comes with many uncertainties. For starters, a pandemic can serve to b emotionally as well as physically devastating given all the negativity around. It takes a toll on people’s health. Those who are not infected are most troubled about those who are. Although everything might seem to be calm and in control on the surface, there is chaos and confusion on the inside.
Now in such situations, how do you manage to stay afloat? How do keep others motivated in your organization as well? But how do you stay productive and not fall into procrastination, or worse, workaholism? Here are some tips that will help you maintain a healthy work-life balance from home. Here are a few tips:
1. Get Into a Routine
The most important aspect of time management is to get into a routine that works for you. This means that you should identify the things that you have to do on a regular basis and get them out of the way as soon as possible. For example, if you have to wake up at a certain time every day, this is your key to success. You will not be able to start your day on a good note if you are still in your pajamas. Identify the things that are part of your daily routine and try to finish them as quickly as possible.
2. Punctual Through Process
Working from home can result in a lot of changes in the schedule of a person and habits as well. It might become a lot easier to slack off, feel sleepy, and more. While it is completely fine to feel so, it is important to maintain a routine to separate the personal and the professional. Keeping the work and life balance becomes very difficult when a person is using the same space for working as well as relaxing.
This can have 2 effects on people. Some might completely slack off, not be productive and become moody and less motivated to work; while others might suffer from burnout. A good thing organization can implement is a timesheet calculator. This creates accountability and responsibility and ensures that people are in a routine, effectively!
3. Develop a strategy for meeting deadlines
Whether you’re working from home, the office, or on the road, staying on track with your work can be challenging. It’s easy to get distracted by everyday chores like laundry, cleaning, and cooking. There has to be an allotted strategy and meetings for developing a strategy for meeting all the deadlines. Days off, slacking and relaxing should all be considered which making this strategy. Only then will it result in an effective one.
4. Make sure employees have a workstation
Home offices are great, as long as you have set up a place to work that is separate from your living space. This means a designated area of your home that you have dedicated to work, and that is set up for work. Make sure every employee has a dedicated space for working. Encourage this by making people share how their workstation looks, and who’s is the neatest, most creative, and so on!