How to improve efficiency when working remotely?

How to improve efficiency when working remotely?

With work-from-home arrangements becoming the new norm, building efficiency and productivity levels are of importance to many. Focusing on tasks, especially with distractions rife around us, can be difficult to carry through.

When at the office, we’re mentally and physically set to work within the parameters set out for us. As we step into the office, we know it’s time to get work done. So, it may be slightly easier for some to achieve those efficiency levels at the office.

All that said, work routines have shifted in ways few had imagined and productivity levels when working remotely are something that needs to be discussed. 


In this article, we will be looking at 3 tips you can use to improve your efficiency while working remotely.


A word of caution before we delve into the article: this written piece aims to function as a guide. It should not be read as a comprehensive or exhaustive list of advice when it comes to improving recruitment-related processes. The best way to find out what may work best would be by conducting ample research. 

Browsing through this article could function as the first step you take into exploring different ways to negotiate your employment contract. A little effort can go a long way! 

Without further ado, let’s get right into the article!


To-do lists to the rescue!

One can boost his or her productivity levels when working from home by simply making use of those sticky note pads lying on your desk! Oftentimes, an individual loses his or her focus from work when they’re not able to get a clear picture of the tasks waiting for them. 

In order to ensure that you’ve got a proper hold of things, take a minute to got down to the projects you wish to get done. This could be done on a daily or weekly basis. You could also write things done for both the short-term and long-term goals. 

Don’t forget about contacting your colleagues, clients and business partners for other information as well! Make some notes as to when you wish to contact and meet up with them. Then, set aside some time on a weekly or monthly basis to share any updates with your teammates or work partners. 

As you complete each task, tick those items off your to-do list too! That’s one way to stay on track at work. It can help you gain a clearer picture of the work you’ve completed thus far and what’s still pending. 

Thus, to-do lists are a great way to become more efficient at the things you do while working remotely.

Get rid of distractions nearby


Eliminating different types of distractions around you is yet another step you can take to boost your work efficiency levels. Remember that focus is key to ensuring work gets done. Distractions can hinder one’s attention span. 

Working individuals often have multiple tasks and projects waiting on them. Each of these items come with their own deadlines too. However, sometimes these deadlines and multiple tasks waiting for one can cause one to internally search for a break.


As such, you may end up resorting to taking a quick look through your social media platforms. Or you may decide to suddenly go for a coffee break even though you just had one earlier. 


Perhaps, you get carried away with another task that came out of nowhere instead. Whichever the situation, distractions come in one form or another. And they can eat up one’s time significantly. 


Distractions can also lead to procrastination. That’s not a great thing either, especially when you’ve got a lot on your plate. In order to get a clear focus at work, you may want to consider starting with the right workspace and a clear mind too.

Take breaks as needed!


The third, but perhaps, the most effective way you can boost your efficiency when working remotely is by taking your breaks in a timely fashion. Taking breaks during your work day is important to ensure that you are able to get through your responsibilities with good mental health. 

Every individual at work has his or her own fair share of work to look after. With that being said, if you want to produce work of great quality consistently, take your breaks to ensure your mind is clear!

Take a walk to stretch your legs every now and then. A change of scenery can also stimulate your brain and perhaps even provide you with new ideas to work on. Ensure you eat on time and eat well too. 

A sedentary lifestyle can cause health problems in the future. As such, ensure you get in enough movement and find time to exercise as well. This way, you’ll have both a healthy mind and a healthy body! Health is wealth, after all. 

When you’re able to stay on top of things assigned to you at work, after taking those breaks, clarity tends to find one naturally. Keep to these simple tricks and you’d be more productive when working from home!

To wrap things up...

And there you have it – a compiled list of the top 3 tips on how you can improve your efficiency while working remotely or from home!

With all that being said, we have to come to the end of this article! We hope this written piece has provided you with some insights as to what sort of tricks you can implement at your home office or remote work space so as to boost your productivity levels when working.

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Valentin Berard

COO at GrabJobs. Valentin leads strategic and operational activities regionally. Background in Business Development and Recruitment. Passionate about social innovation, he constantly strives to find solutions to real-world problems through harnessing smart technology. Read more: