A cluster of cases due to pneumonia of an unknown cause has now catapulted us into a pandemic. COVID-19 has gripped the world with its venomous fangs. As countries struggle to control the spread of the virus and most economic activities have come to a screeching halt in a race against time to produce a cure for the virus, social distancing and work from home have become the new norm. However, with the nation-wide lockdown, there is no option but to stay indoors 24x7, with the entire family.
This has brought about fresh challenges to employees from a productivity standpoint. Work from home can be successful in terms of productivity when employees:
Are free of all distractions during work hours
Have the flexibility to opt-in and opt-out of work from home at any time
Working from home requires working without any distractions whatsoever, during work hours. It is essential to ensure that employees work from a dedicated room earmarked for office; working out of bedrooms or shared common spaces is a strict no. But, thanks to the current lockdown situation, employees are unable to focus on work for more than 15 minutes at a stretch, due to the stream of noise and distraction from their family members, partners or roommates. The current scenario also means that there are no face-to-face meetings and in-person collaboration, impacting the mental health of employees, considering humans are essentially social creatures.
In such testing times, there are a few ways that can help boost productivity. Regular discussions between managers and their teams will enable check-ins periodically to keep employees positive. Strict measures to help maintain work-life balance are essential to maintain mental health, and more importantly, take a much-needed break from the regular stream of office work and rejoin feeling rested and refreshed. Collaborations via video calls can help you stay consistently productive by monitoring the activity and attention levels of employees.
Most importantly, which is also our personal favorite is, to have quality and balanced meals, to stay physically and mentally active. On that note, we could help you and your team out to ensure maximum productivity by taking care of your team’s meals while you work from the comfort of your homes. You can take a look at our blogs to learn more about this or drop us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.