Like many companies BDI has implemented working from home for all of its employees for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic. Caitlin is a technical writer, who has been working at Business Drives for almost two years. Just over a year ago, she transitioned working completely remotely, and so can offer some tips and trips for those who are new to working from home.
“As a full time work from home employee you’d think that the covid work from home shift wouldn’t really affect me, but it has. My fiance is off work and home because of the virus, and we also recently got a new puppy. So things are way louder than I’m used to. Plus with the whole team working from home, I have way more virtual meetings that I did before.
If you’re struggling with focusing while working from home, I have a couple of tips for you:
Keep a consistent schedule, with a set start and break times.
Have a work area dedicated to your work.
Make sure that you take breaks and get away from your computer. It feels more like a real break if you get up and walk around, whereas a break taken at your desk can feel like procrastinating.
Have a to-do list of things that you need to get done for the day, or block off chunks of your schedule to work on different things.”