How to Be Effective When Working from Home Office?

Sander Nõmmik
Author Sander Nõmmik

According to a recent employment study conducted in Estonia, over 25 per cent of the people surveyed would prefer to work from home office. There are of course several companies in Estonia offering possibilities like that – either full-time or part-time.

A staff member of job portal CV Online conducted an experiment of working from home office for an extended period and wrote down six recommendations for those trying to be effective while working from home office:

  • Plan your day and prepare: What parts of the town will I have to visit during the day for my meetings? What things should I do before or after the meetings at home and how to plan the time to do some work between the meetings? One possibility would be using a notebook to write down all that needs to be done (and when) and keep it available all the time.
  • Think through, for what activities during the day you need a good internet connection. Do those at a place where you are sure, you will have a connection that is fast enough.
  • Keep a battery pack with you as it might be difficult to find a place to charge your phone or laptop battery while not at home.
  • Home office does not have to be working 24/7. It is important to still have time for other things.
  • Keep in mind that if your colleagues at the office will not hear from you for a while, they’ll miss you as you probably have an important part in the company’s job processes. Keep in touch and discuss any issues that might come up.
  • While at home office it is easy to start doing some personal things, checking social media or just having fun while you should be working. It is important to have a plan – when to work and when to have a rest.