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The Essential Tips for Remote Work Productivity

Stas Kulesh
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Apr 19, 2023 · 4 mins read
The Essential Tips for Remote Work Productivity
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Several studies show that remote workers are just as productive, if not more productive, than their office-based counterparts. For example, a study by Stanford University found that remote workers had a 13% increase in productivity compared to office workers.

The True Value of Remote Work

The’s Work & Financial Wellness Report highlights the importance of work flexibility and the growing demand for remote work options. In fact, remote work options were rated as the most important factor by 84% of professionals surveyed, followed closely by salary and work-life balance. Companies that prioritize work flexibility, meaningful work, and career progression are more likely to attract and retain top talent in today’s competitive job market.

What Benefits Do Remote Work Offer?

Benefits for employers who hire remote workers:

  • Access to a larger pool of talent: Hiring remotely allows employers to access a larger pool of talent from around the world, rather than being limited to the talent pool within their local area.

  • Cost savings: Hiring remote workers can save employers money on overhead costs such as office space, equipment, and utilities.

  • Increased productivity: Remote workers often have more flexibility in their work schedules, allowing them to work during their most productive hours.

  • Improved retention: Remote work can increase job satisfaction and work-life balance, leading to higher employee retention rates.

Benefits of getting a remote job from the employee’s perspective:

  • Flexibility: Allowing employees to work when they are most productive and balancing their work and personal life.

  • Cost savings: Working remotely eliminates the need for commuting, reducing transportation and meal costs.

  • Increased job opportunities: Remote work allows employees to apply for jobs regardless of their location, increasing their job opportunities.

  • Health and wellness: Remote work can reduce stress and improve overall health and wellness.

8 Tips to Elevate Your Remote Work Experience

  1. Create a dedicated workspace for work

  • Choose a designated space for work, whether it's a separate room or just a specific area in your home.
  • Organize the desk, try to avoid cluttering
    1. Establish regular work hours or create a schedule

    • Create a regular schedule
    • If you find it difficult to focus when working from a cluttered home, set aside time before or after work for household chores.
    • Communicate your availability and let others know when you are available for work and when you are not.
    1. Set boundaries to minimize distractions

    • Establish clear boundaries with family and friends to let them know when you are available and when you are not.
    • Set specific break times to communicate with your family and friends.
    1. Plan your workflow and include breaks

    • Start with the highest-priority tasks and work your way down the list.
    • Plan breaks and rewards throughout the day to help you stay focused and motivated. This could include taking a short walk, having a healthy snack, or listening to music.
    • Use a planner or digital tool to keep track of your tasks and schedule.
    1. Avoid social media distractions

    • If you don’t need to use your mobile phone, try to leave it in another room to avoid distractions or simply freeze social media apps on your mobile devices.
    • Install productivity apps to avoid distractions or set time restrictions with the Google Chrome extension Limit.
    1. Find sources of inspiration to stay motivated

    • Listen to music, audiobook, or podcast while doing repetitive work
    • Create a workspace that inspires you. Decorate your desk with motivational quotes, plants, or anything that makes you happy.
    1. Stay connected with coworkers

    • Schedule regular check-ins with your coworkers, team, or manager using email, phone, or video conferencing tools.
    • Make time for virtual social activities like online games, happy hours, or coffee breaks with your coworkers.
    • Consider coworking spaces or shared workspaces if you prefer to work alongside others.
    1. Plan time for exercise to stay healthy and energized

    • Try taking 30-minute breaks to take short walks, do yoga, dance, or just stretch.

    Wrapping it up

    Remote work has become a popular option for both employees and employers due to its flexibility and numerous benefits. For employees, remote work provides more flexibility in their work schedule, allowing them to balance their work and personal life. Additionally, remote work eliminates the need for commuting, reduces transportation costs, can reduce stress, and improve overall health.

    With the help of Time bot, employees can effectively manage their workflow and take necessary breaks, while also allowing managers to keep track of work time.

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    Stas Kulesh
    Stas Kulesh
    Written by Stas Kulesh
    Time founder. I blog, play fretless guitar, watch Peep Show and run a digital design/dev shop in Auckland, New Zealand. Parenting too.