Telecommuting is one of the fastest growing trends in the business world, and it is easy to understand why. Working from home allows both employees and employers a lot more flexibility, it cuts down on fuel expenses and travel time, and it helps working parents stay available to their children while still pursuing a career. But as easy as telecommuting makes that whole working thing sound, there is a smart way to go about it that guarantees you stay on track and on target in your job. Read on to find out Harborside Village’s top tips for telecommuting from your apartment!
Allowing work life and home life to overlap can make it difficult to stay focused on a given task. Within your luxury apartment, you will have plenty of space to set up an area as your “home office.” That area will be home to your work computer, files, and any other supplies you need to do your job, and most importantly, it will remain separate from the rest of your apartment. That way, when you’re there, you can get in the right mindset to do work.
Dress to Impress
One of the benefits of telecommuting is that you don’t have to adhere to a strict office dress code. That being said, lounging around in your yoga pants and sweatshirt all day is not going to be very conducive to doing good work. Make a rule for yourself that when you enter your home office, you are dressed for the day in business-casual attire—this will be especially important if you have to make a video call to your boss!
Manage Your Time Well
If you were working in an office, you would adhere to the standard rules as far as arriving at work at a specific time, taking a lunch break, and leaving for the day. Try to set a similar schedule for your telecommuting situation; this will help keep work and home life separate, even if they do happen to occur in the same place! A schedule will also discourage you from being distracted from work by around-the-apartment chores, such as laundry or doing the dishes. Save those tasks for when you are off the clock!
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