Millions of Kenyan workers have from today began experiencing what it is like to work from home.
Companies have notified staff that they will be working from home until other contingency measures have been put in place.
So what does working from home entail?
Here are our tips to ensure you are just as productive at home as at the office.
- Dress the part
Don’t wake up and immediately start working while wearing pajamas. When you work from home, appearing professional can be just as important as when you work in a traditional office.
2. Stick to your normal schedule
Consider beginning and ending work at the same time each day – the way you would if you were at the office. This will help you separate professional time and personal time. Also remember to take your lunch break at the same time, just eat away from the desk to normalize things.
3. Stay away from laundry or dishes in the sink
The temptation to watch just alittle TV or to quickly wash the breakfast dishes is too tempting. But don’t do it. This is not at home time, but work time.
4. Find a dedicated work spot
It’s tempting to work from bed in your pajamas, but how easy is it to slide down and take a short nap? A dedicated workspace is the best way to keep work and life separate – and ensure you’re not constantly reminded of your deadlines.