During this period of time where Covid-19 measures are in place, non-essential businesses are required to move to WFH for everyone’s safety. And when it comes to working from home, there are often two opposing camps. One group believes that you can’t get anything done from home. The second group believes that people are happier and more productive when they work from home.
Regardless of how you might perceive this new working environment at home, you can make a few adjustments and adapt to the situation so you can remain productive in your job tasks. We share some tips on how you can stay focused while working remotely
1. A dedicated space
Your home is your personal space where you unwind and relax. It can be hard to shift into work mode. Try to find a dedicated space in your house to work – that way you can associate your job with this space, and leave when you are off the clock. This will also encourage you to get out of bed, which can make it harder for you to stay focused and not get distracted. Make sure that you are well-connected to the plug points to keep your computer devices charged and stay close to the router for better Internet connectivity. Find what works for you so you can create a conducive working environment in a small corner of your home.
In time to come, office workers will be heading back to commercial office spaces – especially for those who may find that WFH has been an arduous challenge on their productivity. If you’re looking for space to jump back to work into, our property at Four Star Building offers office warehouses for rent
in Kallang. This 6-storey B1 industrial building was recently refurbished and has a close location to the Singapore River and Kallang MRT. It features a column-less layout, high ceiling, natural lights and corporate-looking exterior for a professional look to your business. Some tenants also appreciate the “fireworks view” of the Kallang Stadium, a welcoming sight for sore eyes whenever they need to take a break. Units range from 663 to 1,345 sqft with 4.2m ceiling height and 15 kN/m2 floor loading. Aircon, lights and windows are furnished in selected units. Our subsidiary, Work+Store, is also in the premises to offer small spaces to rent for business
– suitable for work and storage purposes that appeal to startups, e-commerce businesses and entrepreneurs.
2. Follow a schedule and keep a to-do list
As the adage goes, the chains of habit are the lightest to carry but hardest to break. Make a habit of following a schedule, even when you are working from home. It helps you to maintain productivity and manage time better. It should help you to make things feel more structured while enhancing efficiency.
Otherwise, you may have a hard time dealing with your incoming days, especially with solitude. Time spent alone at home, even while doing work, will be better if it’s structured. This can include setting an alarm, getting ready for work and having regular mealtimes. Keep a to-do list as well to help you stay focused on prioritised tasks for the day, so you can deliver your work on time without causing any delays.
3. Interact with co-workers
This period of time during WFH can cause a rise in feelings of loneliness and isolation. Working remotely for extended periods can have an impact on one’s mental well-being and bond with the team. Social interactions at work facilitate closeness and cooperation. So, fill the socialising gap by hitting up a colleague you can talk to – even for small talks and short chats.
If you are leading a team, encourage them to establish routines and keep in constant communication. It can be harder to interact and discuss on projects when everyone is working remotely from home, thus inform them to acknowledge all emails and work messages promptly. Videoconferencing services like Zoom and chat apps like Slack have been great communication tools to toss ideas around and get people on the same page.
If you’re looking to new spaces to rent after Covid-19 measure eases, our property at 10 Raeburn Park offers commercial spaces for rent in Outram Park
. Described as tranquil and convenient, this lifestyle and office hub offers a host of conducive facilities and amenities to support startups and SMEs, located just adjacent to the CBD. Unit sizes range from 457 to 3,553 sqft with furnishings included such as aircon, lights, glass door, and windows. There are also complimentary meeting room facilities, pantries, gym facilities, F&B options and in-house childcare services. An e-bike and e-scooter station is available within the premises to visit nearby spots. Other amenities include 24-hour CCTV surveillance, season parking, and shuttle bus service.
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