The modern day workplace has gotten to a point that you don’t have to physically be “in” it to be a part of it! As a Carer Coach and counselor, I talk to more and more people who work from home, some as full-time employees who work online with coworkers, others who serve as freelancers with multiple companies.
In today’s professional environment, this kind of flexibility is simply more commonplace – which means a lot of you reading this likely work from home, too (note: if you’re currently on the job hunt, you’re most definitely working from home – finding a job IS your full-time job!).
But as anyone who has ever worked from home has experienced, the situation comes with a lot of unique challenges. When you’re by yourself all day, motivation, organization and attention to detail can easily start to slip. It’s so important to hold yourself accountable to staying on top of your game.
So how do you do that? That’s the very question that this American Express Open Forum article addresses. In fact, it highlights 9 productivity tips that I found very insightful. Some, like the idea of sharing a space with someone else who works on their own, definitely go beyond the norm . But I think that’s a good thing! We must always push ourselves to be the best we can be. And if you work from home, these tips might be what you need to push you to the next level.
If you’ve ever worked from home, I’d love to hear YOUR tips on the best ways to stay productive in the comments section!