After the pandemic working from home is the new normal, but it’s not as easy as it sounds, which is why you need to create a workspace that allows you to remain productive.

Productivity is the heart and soul of any business, but it’s not just about motivation and work ethics. It sometimes requires a little more like a productive workspace. After COVID-19 lockdown many businesses switch to a working from home environments, for a lot of employees this has represented an everyday struggle since many were not used to such work model. Don´t worry, it is possible to seize the new normal and not fail, by creating an empowering workspace that will boost your productivity.

  • Embrace your space. Select and recreate a space within your home that can be used as an office. If you can remodel it, make it comfortable more like a living room space instead of an office; pay close attention to details like color and lighting.
  • Identify the essentials. Identifying what items you need to perform your job. We’re getting back to basics, here. Determine what your bare essentials are and then give each item a designated place where it is always within an arm’s reach.
  • Minimize noise. I know that this is something hard to do, especially when working from home, but it is proven that noise decreases productivity, increases stress and illness, and can lower job satisfaction; try to stay away from TVs, radios or any other artifact that can disrupt your working environment.
  • Prep your workspace. It only takes five or ten minutes to prepare your workspace for the following day. Set aside about ten minutes every evening before leaving your home office to clear your desk of trash, clean mugs and other dishes, install necessary updates on your computer, and create a to-do list for the next day. These few minutes of organization will allow you to come into work each morning to a functional workspace that encourages productivity.
  • De-clutter Your Computer Desktop. It’s important to keep this part of your workspace clean and functional. Create a digital filing system that provides quick, easy access to all of your documents. The structure of this system will depend on your preferences and job functions.

Disorganization makes it hard to find things, and the time you spend searching through stacks of papers and folders is time you could have been using to accomplish a task. A workspace and the items within it should facilitate productivity rather than obstruct it. At Webline-Services we understand that the pandemic made drastic changes in your work environment, but still even from home you can remain productive. By implementing changes like the ones above, you will be on your way to accomplishing more each time you sit down at your desk.