How to Improve Employee Productivity—Infographic
The COVID19 pandemic has affected the daily routine of most people around the globe. At the height of the pandemic, governments imposed tight travel restrictions with neighboring countries and strict quarantine measures within their borders to slow down the spread of the virus. Because of this, most people had no choice but to stay at home.
This event has caused a disruption in operations for businesses worldwide, as well. With that, most companies and organizations shifted to a remote work setting to continue their operations. However, transitioning work from the office to the home can prove to be challenging with its downsides.
Working During COVID-19
Although working from home may have its benefits, it also has challenges that may cause adverse effects on employee productivity.
If you’re an employee, working from home may give you greater control over your time. Depending on your company, you can take breaks dedicated to personal matters. You can use that time to catch up on rest or for personal errands. However, these can affect your productivity at work, as these distractions may take your attention away from tasks assigned to you.
You may also notice that working from home dwindles your productivity, although not necessarily from the distractions. Since our mind associates relaxation with our homes, our mindset is that as long as we are in our personal space, we can stop thinking about work and just enjoy our time for leisure or recreation.
Because of this, our minds may have a hard time transitioning from relaxation to work mode. This can result in difficulty with concentrating on the task at hand. As a result, it becomes increasingly challenging to be productive and finish work on time.
Hopefully, the pandemic is on its way to a close, so companies are gradually returning to onsite work. However, several companies are still in a work-from-home setup, and some even prefer to do so permanently.
With that, employers should help their employees adapt and become productive, especially those working from home. Using different productivity applications is one way to help workers stay on track with their tasks. Being adept at prioritizing work and managing time efficiently should also be a goal for everyone.
Read on below to learn more on how you can help improve employee productivity.