How to Maximize Productivity When Working Remotely During Coronavirus


As the global Coronavirus pandemic spreads and companies shut their doors, more employees continue to work remotely. That can be a big adjustment for those who are not used to it. Some might find themselves bored and lonely. Others might notice their productivity drops when they’re not in an office setting. 

Fundera identified a number of remote working tips to ensure that productivity and overall morale remain high. For example, on average, 2:55 p.m. is the least productive time of the day. That means that employees should save easy tasks for that time or even take a break to exercise or snack. 

It’s also important to carve out a special area in your home that’s only for work. Many people are tempted to work on their bed or on the couch, but that tends to blur the line between work and play and could lead to burnout. 

In that same vein, it’s been proven that work attire can increase cognitive thinking abilities. That’s why employees should try to dress up during work hours so that they can prepare themselves to work most efficiently. 

It’s also important to take care of your mental health during this time. Daily exercise, meditation and speaking with a therapist remotely can help.

Check out the full list of remote working tips and a ranking of the top 10 U.S. cities for remote workers based on Wi-Fi speeds, the number of coworking spaces, and public library access. Here’s an infographic on how to maximize productivity while working remotely during coronavirus. 

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