January 6, 2021

Tips to Improve Your Work From Home Experience

Shared by Jennifer Ramon, NBS Human Resources Administrator


We have all had our struggles with adapting to working from home, whether it involves technology, our working environment or just missing the interaction with other team members.

Here are some ideas to improve your work from home experience:

  • When you need to get heads-down / focus work done, find the best time that works for you and try to schedule around it. This could be in the evening if you have a lot of distractions during the day or getting up before the crowd does while the house is quiet. Think about what works best for your situation.
  • Wear headphones to stay focused and avoid background distractions.
  • To help with productivity, schedule ‘focus’ time and block out that time on your calendar to avoid meetings being scheduled.
  • Try to keep meetings to a certain period during the day so you’re not trying to get work done in short spurts of time between meetings.
  • Try to keep the same routine as you would have going into the office; get up at the same time, eat at the same time, take breaks, etc. Creating routines and patterns helps the brain offload.
  • If your company utilizes a platform with a chat feature, consider using that for quick communication rather than sending emails back and forth.
  • When appropriate, make your meeting a video call to feel more connected. Screen sharing may also be necessary to share and present ideas.
  • Otherwise, make it a simple phone call, to allow for some time away from the screen. Not all conversations need the video.
  • Define mental cues to separate work from home. Maybe it is changing out of your “work clothes” each day into something comfy or another signal that let’s your brain know work is over and now it’s personal time. Creating boundaries between work and home is a healthy habit.
  • If you have the space, try working in different areas of your home for a change of scenery.
  • Get up and move throughout the day or set reminders every 30-60 minutes to change your posture.
  • Using dual monitors greatly improves productivity. You can even use a small flatscreen TV if you have the right connections.


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