MWI employees are experts at a lot of things. Digital experts. Marketing experts. Dog experts. But above all else, we know how to work from home.
One of the core competencies of MWI ever since its humble beginnings has been the ability for people to work from home. Our founder Josh Steimle didn’t want geographic boundaries to stop us from hiring the best and brightest. Now with the rest of the world in a similar boat as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to share our best tips to help you not just work from home, but to thrive from home.
Check out the list below and if you really liked the tips, we’ve created this nifty infographic that can be downloaded or shared on LinkedIn or FB as your own.
Communicate when you are available, and be responsive to schedule changes. Take advantage of available tools. Stay in the know and know where your team stands on every project.
There are studies that have tied increased productivity with mental breaks. Whatever you do, being able to step away from your desk and reset will significantly improve your productivity.
Treat the work week as though you were going into the office. Get dressed in the morning and don’t get caught up in distractions at home. Doing your normal routine will make you feel much better about “going to work.”
Stick to a Schedule
Try to keep the same kind of schedule you have in the office. If you start work at 8, start at 8. If you take lunch at noon, stick to that. It’s important to have a normal schedule. If you need to be out for a bit to take care of something, mark your calendar.
Create a Great Workspace
Do what you can to recreate your stationary office workspace. That being said, you don’t have to be at your desk in the spare bedroom the entire day. Just whatever you do, don’t work in bed. you WILL want to take a nap!
Stand up every hour. However and whatever works for you! Leave your space, walk around, walk your dog, take your kids to the park. Just keep yourself moving and clear the mechanism.
Set Guidelines and Expectation
Discuss with your family work boundaries, what they can expect from you and when. Having a door is a huge benefit that, if possible, should be taken advantage of. You just need to talk with your partner and kids so everyone knows that when that door is shut, you don’t go in.
So what are your tips for working from home? We want to hear them! Comment below and let us know how you are killing it from your home office, or couch!