Work from home has become a new culture of working. Every organization is shifting
to work from home culture due to this lockdown. But everyone faces some problems,
so here are some tips which may help you with how to work from home.
Lockdown has changed the way of working, every organization is trying to provide all
essentials that their employees can work effectively and efficiently from home. But what are the efforts you should take while working from home?
Let’s discuss this in detail for better understanding. But before that let’s see the
advantages and disadvantages of working from home.
WHAT’S IN IT
Advantages of Work From Home
Many employees found work from home easy and advantageous, and here are the
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The office is the best place for gossip, but as now everyone is working at home and
having no colleague, so this will help in focusing on work.
As the employee is working at home, which will help in increasing its productivity, as
he is comfortable at home.
As the employee is working at home which means he can work according to his
comfort and also spend time with their family which will make them happier and
motivates them to work.
Easily Hire Anyone From Anywhere
During the lockdown period, it became beneficial for employers to hire anyone
disrespect to its city, state, or even countries as everyone can do work just by sitting
at home from anywhere in the world.
Employe Will Work Longer
It is seen that employees work more at home then they are working at the office.
This will be beneficial for the organization that their work is completed before the
Easily Find a Job from Home
As everyone is working from home, companies started recruiting people from
anywhere in the world which is allowing everyone to work and easily monetize the skill they have.
As employees had got the task to do, they can finish it at any time which is flexible
for them during the day and can also focus on some household work.
Disadvantages of Work From Home
As working from home has many advantages, so in some way, they have many
disadvantages. Some are as follows:
No Willpower to Work
It is seen that when you are not accountable to someone or when the person to
whom you are accountable is not around you, the willpower to work decreases,
gradually decreases productivity.
Busy in “Home Work”
During this lockdown, you have to handle your home and your office. And most of
the time you got so busy in household work that you just forgot to handle the office
Due to work from home, you are not able to meet your colleague and don’t talk with
them, which gradually increases your boredom.
As you are working at home, which increases boredom, and due to which your mind
is not refreshed and slows your working process.
Unavailability of Essentials
As you are working in your home, which is obviously not an office, so it may happen
that you don find some essential equipment at your home like big monitor screens or
high-speed internet, etc.
If you are working at home, then it will be hard to deal with the noise in the house.
And often they may disturb the meetings or you while working on an important
Difficult or Lack of Communication
As you are in the home, then you may not find your boss or colleague for some
important questions related to the project which may delay the work. Even if you use
phone calls for communication, there can be some network intervention, which may
create a problem.
How To Work From Home and Stay Focused
To stay focused while working from home, one need to follow some tips to be
efficient, which are as follows:
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Find out more about you, what is the suitable time for when you are most productive.
It depends on you whether you are a day or night person, schedule your important
task at that time when you are most productive.
Make a Priority List
Create a list of important work, which you have to complete in the day. Focus on
them and eliminate other work that either can be done later or postponed.
Create a Home Office
Try to create your room or a place of your home an office, where everything related
to work is well-organized and you don’t need to find your essentials.
Block Everything Which Wastes Your Time
Block every website and media consumption which puts a break in your working and
For better productivity, take rest in every couple of hours of work. Take a 15 minutes
nap, so that your productivity doesn’t decrease instead it makes you feel fresh every
At least meet 1 to 3 people a day. It can be boring to work alone at home. So as to
avoid this boredom, meet 1 to 3 people in your whole day which will make you feel
connected. Also, do video calls with your colleague and friends.
Work From Home Jobs With Least or No Skills
During the lockdown period, everyone was free and was finding some work that
makes some extra money out of their job. So here are some jobs which are in
demand with least or no skills and can be done work from home:
Data entry is inputting the data of business like its sales, purchase, expenses,
income, etc. This is not so exciting job but one can easily get a job without prior
Blogging is always an easy task. You just have to describe what you like. If you have
a good knowledge regarding Dance, write blogs and publish it on the internet. It will
take time to monetize it, but if one income started, it will never decline.
Customer Service Representative
The customer service representative is helping the customer of any company as a
customer care person. Nowadays, Amazon is recruiting so many customer service
representatives for their company on work from home basis.
Social Media Manager
There are many organizations and influencers who need someone to manage their
social profile and their social presence. One can easily do this job, it just needs some
contacts and connections.
The translation job is also demanded in many places, especially when having a
meeting with someone from another country. This job also pays off good.
It means listening to the audiotapes and audio files and writing them down.
Generally, it is used for creating subtitles for movies, shows, or web-series. Many
professionals also need a transcriptionist who can write things for him.
Website and Application Tester
IT companies are always in need of website and application tester who test and tell
them whether the website is perfect or need some chances or any error is there or
not. Some companies also provide free training for the same.
We discussed the work from home culture and what are the advantages and
disadvantages of it, how to stay productive and focused while working from home,
and the jobs which are in high demand and can be done with very less knowledge.
These things will help you while you are working from home. Try to implement it in
your life and you will see the result.
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