Tips "Mann, Ivanov and Ferber" on how to arrange a comfortable home office
Before starting to work at home, ask yourself a few questions:
- Do I have enough self-discipline or i’m more dependent on the working atmosphere around?
- Do I like to spend all day at home alone (hello, introverts!)?
- Is I able to cope with the temptation not to work during the working day?
Some people work more efficiently when there is some kind of life. If silence is tedious to you, it is better not to work at home, but choose a cavking center, a cafe or even a library.
Talk to those who already work at home
Find people from your environment that are already familiar with the principle of home office. Ask them what difficulties arose and how they decided them. Home Conditions have to frequently switch attention, and the temptations in the form of families, friends and just a friend-sofa quite a lot.
Forget about work when the working day ended
Most thinks that the home office declares people to laziness, but it’s not at all. Oddly enough, but most often he declares a person to another extreme – mad workaholism. That is why everyone we take to work, warn them to establish yourself the borders of labor time.
We had one employee who sent working letters around the clock. I had to remind her so that she would not forget to rest.
Insane tired workaholics do not need anyone.
Make a list of benefits of remote work
The main thing is to concentrate on the pluses of remote work and forget about the minuses. We advise you to always keep your list of benefits of remote work. It will come in handy, if suddenly you start doubt that you have chosen a suitable work format. Re-read it and remember that life is beautiful.
One of the main advantages, of course, is that you save 2-3 hours on the road every day. And this is as much as 10-15 hours a week, which can be spent on something more pleasant than standing in traffic jams. And in the frosty winter you do not need to go out in the early morning. And believe me, it is also a huge plus, especially if you live somewhere behind the Urals and minus 30 – it’s still warm.
Follow the order on the table
Remember that the desktop is your best friend. It is important that every morning you wanted to sit down for him. Do not cover it with folders, stickers, dirty circles and household. The table is your sacred friend and feeder. He must be clean and attractive in order to work for him.
Work on schedule
Do not forget about discipline. It is best to wake up, dress up and sit at the desktop every day at the same time. When your brain lives on a schedule, it is much easier for him to concentrate and decide important things. Do not give in to the trick of laziness, which says: "Let’s work a little bit now, and then at night there are four hours".
Make a list of three cases
Every morning you make a list of three important cases that you just have to do today. Do not get up because of the desktop until you make important things. And as soon as three important things are made – you can arrange a break or encourage something nice.
Ask what you don’t do now
There is another technique that helps concentrate attention. If during the working day the battle for your attention was won, for example, social networks, then, shedding news feed, ask yourself: "What I do not do now?". This is a good sobering technique that will help return to the working condition.
Practice conscious multitasking
That multitasking is a myth you probably already know. Scientists have proven that it is simultaneously impossible to perform a qualitatively. Proper multitasking is when you fully concentrate on one task, but do not forget about the task sequence. The easiest way to fulfill all the case is to make them consistently.
Find for yourself the optimal time intervals during which you save the maximum concentration. Famous Pomodoro technique recommends working 25 minutes, and then make a 5-minute break. Calculate what pace is suitable for you. Be sure to arrange breaks. You can even dance. 🙂
And remember: the format of work is not so important. The main thing is to love what you do.