Available for Interviews: Leni Rivera
Leni Rivera is a Workplace Experience specialist and author of its very first book in the industry, Workplace Experience. Her passion is creating work environments that enable employees to be both productive and happy, regardless of where that is.
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Working from home in some way, shape, or form is a reality that is here to stay. Here is some actionable advice to be the most productive wherever you work, as well as ways that you can spruce up your home or office workspace from time to time to keep from getting bored of your environment.
How to be the Most Productive when Working at Home and the Office
- Spread out your work hours: Working from home is best when you have multiple priorities in your day, and can’t work straight hours, e.g., schoolwork, child/adult care, personal errands, etc.
- Create “Virtual Meeting Days”: Schedule your busiest meeting days at home so you’re not running around from one meeting room to another, and when meeting colleagues outside of your city/country.
- Take advantage of opportunities: If you know you’ll have the home to yourself all day, then maximize it for your focused, concentrated, and detailed work.
- Utilize facility resources: Laboratories, research centers, higher speed wifi, printers and scanners, and even air conditioning.
- Exchange ideas: In-person meetings are always better for any exchange of ideas, whether brainstorming, building new programs, or discussing performance reviews.
- Embrace team time: Schedule days in the office with the rest of your team, even without formal meetings. In the sport of rowing, the crew all work in parallel, but rowing the same boat is what bonds their unity.
- Finally, use any “drive time” to help transition between life at work and at home.
How to Keep From Getting Bored
Of Your Home Working Space
- Best quick fix: Change your view over your computer. Try placing your computer on the other side of your desk or try a new angle. And if you’re directly facing a wall, turn your desk around for an instant new view.
- Add those plants! Studies show that having plants in the workplace significantly reduces stress and stress-related health problems, and increases creativity and productivity.
- Focus redecorating efforts on that opposite wall. Declutter whatever it is you’re facing and concentrate pops of visual interest on that side of the room: repaint or re-paper it as an accent wall, hang personal photos or artwork, declutter that bookshelf and accessorize!
- Invigorate your other senses: Bring in scented candles, fragrance sticks, or diffusers; Incorporate sound with a small water fountain or white noise machines; Increase illumination by adding accent lights; And enhance your comfort with a great ergonomic chair, cushion, or footrest.
Interview: Leni Rivera
Leni Rivera is a Workplace Experience specialist and author of its very first book in the industry. Her passion is creating work environments that enable employees to be both productive and happy, regardless of where that is.
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