How to boost your productivity working from home

Working from home in the Philippines can be a challenge to some people, whilst others take to it like a duck to water. Many people find that working remotely makes them happier and more fulfilled, simply because it fits so easily into their lifestyle. One of your biggest challenges however, can be staying focused when there may be too many distractions at home.

How to boost your productivity working from home - Outsourced PH

So if you are hoping to work from home successfully full-time or even part-time, here are seven tips that should help you to work efficiently and ramp up your productivity.

1.    Keep regular working hours

If you are working at home as part of a team, you need to keep regular working hours. You do need to be available to your colleagues and manager, as well as customers if you provide a customer related service, but there is some flexibility in your hours. You could start early and finish early or start later and work into the evening. Keeping to a regular schedule however, will help you to be more productive and efficient.

2.    Organise a permanent working area

Whether you use a home office or a spare bedroom, always have a designated area that is dedicated to your work. This allows you to get yourself into your ‘work’ mode at the beginning of the day and back into your personal time when you end your working day.

3.    Plan your work schedule

Just as you would plan your work if you were at the office, always plan your work schedule when working from home. Even if […]

How to prevent feeling lonely when working from home

How to prevent feeling lonely when working from home - Outsourced PH

However much you silently complained about the noise at the office and the frequent interruptions to your work, does that seem like the good old days? Who knew that the sudden change in your daily life when you began working remotely from home could have the unexpected consequence of loneliness?

On the other hand, some people relish the thought of working in peace and quiet and simply flourish in this environment. They dread the time when they need to return to the office. A number of these people might even continue to work at home by joining an outsourcing company. Others however, may struggle until they can return to the ‘safe’ environment of their workplace. So if you are struggling with a feeling of isolation while working from home, here are five tips that should help to make the transition much easier.

1.    Communicate!

The easiest way to prevent feeling isolated at home is to communicate with your manager and co-workers. You can easily set up daily Skype meetings to discuss your work and collaborate with other team members. Phone calls, emails and even video conferencing using your computer’s webcam are all options that can be used to keep you from feeling lonely and isolated.

2.    Create a routine

Just as you would start work at the office at the same time every day, continue to do this when working from home. Adding structure to your day by starting and ending your working day at set times […]

By |April 2nd, 2020|Remote Staff Philippines|Comments Off on How to prevent feeling lonely when working from home

Work from home vs an office based business model in the Philippines

Whether you are a new start-up or an established business, it’s likely you have considered the benefits of a work from home business model compared to an office based model. Some of you might have simply discarded one of these models out of hand, but there are lots of positives to both models.

work from home vs office based

Start-ups for example, often veer towards a home based business model simply because they have a very tight budget. More established companies however, tend towards an office based model, often because they employ such a large number of staff. The decision isn’t black and white, because each type of business can benefit from elements of both models.

Often called remote workers, working from home can be a huge plus to many people for a variety of very good reasons. Other people flourish in a structured work environment and would never consider working from home. As far as your business is concerned, there are distinct benefits from each model, but how far you move towards one model or the other, often depends on your budget and goals. 

Benefits of a home based business model

A home based business model means your employees do not work from a central location or your business premises, rather they work from their own home office.

The benefits of this business model are, undoubtedly, the costs savings involved in not having to provide a place of work for your staff. You also don’t need a recruitment drive and you don’t need to induct them into your business or […]

By |March 24th, 2020|Remote Staff Philippines|Comments Off on Work from home vs an office based business model in the Philippines

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