Whether you're working from home or in the office - maintaining productivity throughout the day proves to be difficult for a lot of people.
Employee productivity is an assessment of the efficiency of a worker or group of workers. Basically, hours worked divided by output.
How can you increase productivity in a world of distractions?
Here are some game-changing hacks:
Time batching is a productivity system that helps individuals focus on a group of similar tasks during a dedicated time period without interruptions.
It requires every task to be batched including checking and responding to messages, socializing, social media, meal times, using the restroom... maybe not that. But essentially, whatever time you decide to work on a task means you can only work on that one task. Batching time helps minimize distractions and interruptions for more concentrated workflow and attention to detail.
To do this successfully...
The most difficult pieces of having a remotely working staff is ensuring that each team member is working efficiently, engaging regularly, and maintaining company culture.
Due to COVID-19, many companies are transitioning to remote work without having the ability to come up with a telecommuting policy or having the knowledge of what it takes to maintain a company's productivity, which is crucial during what may be an economic downturn.
With no definitive date this will end, I've put together this plan that businesses can utilize to continue meeting business objectives during this time.
REMOTE WORK PLAN:
Break up into teams - Divide employees up to be no more than 6 employees reporting to one manager or supervisor. Managing more than 6 people remotely is bound to have it's pitfalls. There just isn't enough time in the day to give quality support to more than that. If it is not possible to break up into smaller teams, then break up the team by projects they're working...