Who says your home office can’t have functionality and personality? An hourglass sand timer is a perfect way to manage 30 minute blocks of time. By purchasing items that can improve your productivity and reflect your personality you can have both. From lighting to desktop accessories to wall décor you can turn that home office into a personal space that helps you thrive working from home. Check out 11 items that could make a difference in your workspace: Click here to learn more.
The 5/25 Rule
Do you get distracted from all that you want to accomplish in life? If you have a process or system to identify your priorities you can set your sights on the Top 5. Take time to do what Warren Buffett suggests, his 25/5 Rule. Check out his method in this article: Click here to learn more.
Humanize Productivity Tracking
Employees hate to be monitored. If you are a manager, there are ways to help employees be highly productive while working remotely that doesn’t require “machine monitoring”. Inc. Magazine shares three tips to engage employees that will increase productivity without the feeling of constant scrutiny. Click here to learn more.
15 Productivity Hacks for Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and Managers from Forbes
Learn from the experts, Forbes Business Council members share their best hacks. Even if you use only one of these hacks, you will be increasing your productivity! Click here to learn more.
20 Tips for Working From Home from PC Magazine
20 Tips sounds like a lot. This article is awesome, whether you are just starting to work remote or have been doing it for years-pre pandemic… I related to quite a few and found this to be one of the most helpful articles I’ve read since the pandemic started. I hope I’ve piqued your interest! Click here to learn more.
Have you established good habits working from home?
Over the course of the pandemic we have all developed different habits. Some good and maybe some not so good. We are half way through the year, it’s a great time to assess your habits. What’s working and what isn’t as we continue to work from home. Do your habits need tweaking? Check out the list of 10 from Great Work Life. Click here to learn more.
Hunched over your desk?
Is this you? Aching neck, back hurts, legs feel stiff and heavy… you’re not alone. This is what we get when our workstation, office space is not ergonomically set up. You can make some easy changes to your home office so that your back, neck, wrists, and legs will thank you! Click here to learn more.
Are you a Newbie at working from home?
If you are, you may not be familiar with the “desk effect”. We have you covered. There is some great information from Spikenow.com that is helpful whether you are a newbie or not, and they define the “desk effect”
The “desk effect” is the potential impact that one’s desk layout and office environment has on productivity, professional output, and even professional satisfaction. Customizing a space to your needs and preferences can increase your productivity, promote positive habits, comfort, and even boost your happiness and professional joy.
To find out more about the “desk effect” check out this article from the Spike Team. Click here to learn more.
Can you be more productive working remotely?
We are 2+ years into the pandemic and still struggling with how to work from and be productive. I’ve discovered a lot of advice on the subject. There is no single answer. Just as working in the office is dynamic, working from home is dynamic. The difference is that the dynamics are different. In place of phone distractions, or people standing around talking, or your boss placing a last minute demand on your time it’s our pet jumping on your desk, the kids yelling from the kitchen or someone is ringing the doorbell. The pandemic has forced us to adapt to a new work environment and to be successful means finding ways to maximize your productivity.
We found this great article from Homes and Gardens on 13 home office productivity tips. Click here to learn more.