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As Covid – 19 cases have surged, so have the number of companies asking their employees to work from home, Most of the Indian companies have implemented remote-work policies till this year end. Working from home is equally challenging as work in office. We would like to give few tips for more productivity while working from home.

1. Ask to work from home

The first remote work productivity tip is to work from home as much as you can if you’ve already concluded that this is the right fit for you. According to another survey, In India 36% of companies( Specially IT Sectors ) allow remote work, while 8-10% are fully remote. So, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t ask.

90% of remote workers say they get more work done when working remotely. You might be one of them.

2. Use these tools

Our team asked respondents about the apps they use the most when working remotely. As it turned out, at least 52% of the apps remote workers use the most have to do with communication so they can stay in the loop when they aren’t in the office.

If you’re not already familiar with Zoom/ Skype (27% of remote workers use it daily), or WhatsApp (13%) do your homework.

Oh, and as for collaboration tools for remote workers that don’t have to do with communication, Dropbox is the most popular, with 14% of respondents picking it.

3. Listen to these sounds

Let’s be honest. Sometimes, you might not feel like working. It happens to everyone. An easy trick to boost your productivity while working on a computer and looking at a screen is to …play by ear.

Twenty-five percent of remote workers boost their productivity by working with their TV or radio on to listen to conversations and feel like they’re in an actual workplace. Twenty-one percent work in silence; another 21% have some meditative music on; 17% listen to loud music, and only 11% listen to ambient, new-age sounds.

So, test what works best for you.

4. Work on these skills

Not everybody is suited to be a remote worker. Sorry, but it’s true. To increase your chances of succeeding in an industry with so many professionals, there are some skills you need to master.

Work on your time-management, organization, and self-discipline. They make sense, right? You need to create your own schedule and stick to it. But there’s an extra skill you need to work on: Communication.

Work on your written communication skills to develop a good sense of how you should chat with your co-workers when you’re not engaging in an actual meeting, but everything happens on Zoom or Google.

Summing it up

Working remotely is not an easy task. Sure, some parts of it make it more appealing to the professional who spends too much time commuting or doesn’t always feel like interacting with people in the workplace.

But I want you to think about your first day at work. Any work. Inevitably, some time must have gone by before you got the handle of everything. The same thing happens with remote work.

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