Some companies are opting for full-remote, others are offering hybrid solutions. We're now in Year 3 of the "new normal", and we are highlighting ways to reset and improve your remote or hybrid work experience in 2023.
Get a dedicated workspace If you can, set up a dedicated workspace in your home that is just for work. This will help you to stay focused and avoid distractions. If you can't have a dedicated workspace, try to create a space that is as quiet and free from distractions as possible.
Set clear boundaries It is important to set clear boundaries between your work life and your personal life. Make sure that your family and friends know when you are working and when you are not. Let them know that they should not disturb you during work hours unless it is an emergency. This goes for your employer and team as well - make sure to set your working hours, so that dinner time with family is interrupted.
Take breaks Make sure to take breaks throughout the day, even if it is just for a few minutes. Get up and walk around, stretch, or do something else to rejuvenate yourself. Breaks will help you to avoid burnout and stay fresh throughout the day.
Dress for success Even though you are working from home, it is important to dress for success. Dressing professionally will help you to feel more confident and focused. It will also send a signal to others that you are serious about your work.
Stay connected Working from home can be isolating, so it is important to stay connected with your colleagues. Make sure to schedule regular video calls or meetings so that you can stay up-to-date on what is going on with your team.
Make the best use of your time When working a hybrid schedule - it's easy to mismanage time. Make best use of your time in the office by scheduling collaborative tasks for when you're onsite - and save the work that requires more focus for home.
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