If your job doesn’t allow you to work remotely, it may soon. With that privilege comes a responsibility: you have to be productive when you work from home.
Remote work is coming to companies across the country. A study by FlexJobs and Global Workplace Analytics showed a sharp upward trend in the number of Americans working from home. Between 2005 and 2017, remote work grew by 159%.
The comfortable, quiet environment of your home can make remote work challenging. Staying productive while you’re working from home is a matter of spotting and stopping distractions before they hurt your output.
Productivity Barriers at Home
Even if you have a home office, all sorts of distractions can make it hard to stay productive when you work from home. Common ones include:
Your phone buzzes: surely, you think, you only need a minute to check out that Facebook notification. Without…