As the pandemic continues to wear upon communities across the nation, and place additional restrictions upon activities and attendance, the work-from-home economy continues unabated.
Professionalize your workspace
Whether you are working from the office or from a home office, it is vitally important. Your presentation skills are making the most of your time and effort. Zoom calls are becoming the order of the day, so that being said, make sure that your background in your video reflects the kind of professionalism and quality you want those on the other side of the camera to get when you speak and when you make your points in the course of the conversation. Clear away the clutter and make sure your shelves contain either books or non-offensive pictures.
If you are working from home anywhere from one to two days a week or more, make sure that you clear away the Clutter from the area that you intend to work from and keep it clutter-free so that you avoid sitting at the same desk looking at the same disheveled pile of papers. Some home office experts estimate that you end up spending 20% of your time clearing and organizing your workspace. Don’t think of it as something that’s unnecessary; actually, schedule time regularly to do your cleanup. It goes without saying but make sure you have a place to put your coffee or glass of water and a trash can to dispose of things.
Having a cork board or a erasable chalkboard next to your desk if you have to do some planning or mental organizing. Some things are good to write down, but other things are good to look at and organized from a distance. A whiteboard is a great way to keep your day and your mind focused on the most important task at hand.
Another bad habit that seems to sneak into home offices is clothing depots, otherwise known as piles of clothes. Make sure that your office is dedicated to the purposes that you are establishing for it. This should not be the place where you store laundry or jackets or hats. Make sure that your office reflects the kind of work output you’re expecting to do, and that includes the quality of the output.
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