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Valentina Segnini5 min, 50 sec read

What You Gain From #WFH

 

 

What you gain from #WFH

Those who are able to adapt are those who evolve; however, the world is changing so fast that not even Darwin could have anticipated what is currently happening. Although for many of us social distancing could mean bad news, we have to remember that it is ingrained in our history that isolation has provided some of the most groundbreaking ideas. From Sherlock Holmes, studying science non stop, to Iron Man creating Jarvis; the thought of building great things while isolated is highly accepted.  

With the current world situation, the technology and communication industry have been in need of adapting to the home office. In fact, a survey by GitLab showed that 86% of the participants think that remote work is the future. What about you? Are you skeptical or ready to jump into this trend? Here we tell you the skills that you will develop while working from home:

Personal motivation

For some people working remotely could be challenging because they have to deal with lack of motivation, procrastination, laziness, distractions, among other factors. However, simple things like starting your day by showering and dressing up will trick your brain into thinking it’s just another day at work. Avoid every part of your morning routine that could make you think that it is a day off.

One simple way to tackle these monsters could be creating a to-do list which includes deadlines. Moreover, set “social media free periods” to get the best out of your time. 

Organization

Both in your setup environment and in the way you work, organization is important. Having an orderly environment is proven to make you more productive, efficient, and creative. We spend roughly 40 hours a week in our offices; therefore,  having certainty in the way that everything is arranged makes our jobs easier; now if you are planning on doing it from home, you should play by the same rules

In modern times working from home is not something that farfetch so having a special place that you could call your office might have something to do with how productive you end up being. Furthermore, using the right organization tools can improve your time management. For instance: 

  • Use the cloud to organize files that you use frequently: Images, icons, fonts, templates, among others. Make sure to name them exerting recognizable keywords. 
  • Do not organize your projects by language, since a project could contain more than one code.
  • Use tools like GitHub, Atom, Linx, Node.Js, Docker, among others, to edit code, store it, review it, create web servers and more.

Time management

In the words of the American writer and columnist Arianna Huffington “We mistakenly think that success is the result of a lot of time that we invest in a job, instead of the quality of time that we put into it”. Nevertheless, staying focused during extended periods is really difficult. Don’t worry, The Pomodoro’s technique has us covered!!!. It is a simple method that entails you to work hard for 25 minutes straight including a 5 minutes break at the end; It must be performed multiple times as a series of sprints until the workload is finished.  

Communication

Conveying a message while trying to complete multiple tasks at the same time is one of the main problems of the modern world. A smooth communicator has to sort the hazards of losing meaning due to the speed at what all has to be delivered. On top of that, you could add another layer of complexity if those interactions happen remotely. As a result, you might need to:  

  •  Ask questions;
  • Provide relevant reports, especially if something is not going according to plan;
  • Be available in case of any requirement or adjustment in the workflow. 

Our thoughts

We are all immersed in an awkward yet dangerous moment in our history. Being healthy and safe it’s now our common top 1 priority. Finding the way to achieve that goal while being productive, creative and effective it’s quite a challenge. While missing the feeling of relatedness that we all crave (yes, even deep down everybody does), fostering these skills will build up the tools we need for the future of work.

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