Every day, enduring the journey to office, which is full of traffic jams, metro delays and severe weather conditions, is no doubt challenging. Avoiding such inconvenience and the daily grind of an office routine is something that fascinates everyone.
As the nature of work is changing, this concept is not a distant reality. With advanced technology and internet connectivity, several companies around the world are providing work from home opportunities to people.
Embracing the dynamics of work culture, the Indian market is also offering the opportunity of remote working to people. The 9-5 jobs, where people work around 40 hours a week, are losing their subsistence.
Companies like CACTUS, Connecting All India (CAI), Working Solutions and Searchline Database are encouraging this new trend, and ensuring to end the monotony of regular jobs.
Domain experts have highlighted some effective ways to avoid the common mistakes that people make in remote jobs.
Let’s take a look:
1) Work-life balance
Due to the physical absence of a supervisor, employees in a remote job tend to push themselves harder. There is no one to tell them when to stop. So, it’s the employee himself who should decide how to make space for the other things in life. They should set their priorities for the day, and plan work in a timely manner.
2) Set your schedule
Flexibility in remote jobs is usually taken for granted. Therefore, setting the schedule and enforcing it well becomes important. You can experiment with your days, and try different routines and working hours. One must keep a track of each schedule, and fix the one which offers greater productivity, efficiency, and happiness.
3) Avoid distractions
Learning to manage and avoid distractions is a critical part of remote working. There are various forms of distractions that employees face while working from home. One can schedule the breaks and do all the extra work in that period. This can include: watching television, taking a nap, reading books, talking over the phone, etc.
4) Make friends at work
Sitting in front of a computer, and avoiding the social surroundings is the biggest mistake that people do in a remote job. You may not have a chance to visit another person’s cubical to chat. But, you should always try to maintain an effective communication with your manager and team mates.
5) Dress code
Pyjamas become the default state of remote workers. However, this should be avoided. People working from home should take care of their appearance, as it gives a feeling of professionalism. Comfortable clothes that make you feel being on the job, are the best choice.
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