MAXIMUM PRECISION – WORKING FROM HOME
The Prime Minister has placed the U.K on lockdown to contain the spread of the Coronavirus; like many of you following the government guidelines Maximum Precision office colleagues are working from home. Working from home can be quite the adjustment, especially if you’re used to working in a busy office environment!
We’ve asked a few members of the Maximum Precision team to share their tips and tricks to staying focussed whilst working in a different environment, see what you think.
Ben – Production Manager
“From what I have experienced so far, retaining as much contact as possible is vital. I think it’s important to use video calls as much as possible and avoid the temptation to rely solely on e-mail for communication. In fact, call or video chat, at times, even when you would normally just email. Having group chat facilities set up on whatever medium you use for this is invaluable and it’s surprising how quickly you can adapt to holding meetings this way!
It’s more important to retain the human element during communications/meetings etc. Check in with people, ask them how they’re doing, keeping smiling and look for the positives!”
Lucy – Finance Manager
“Take a lunch break in the sun via the garden or your one trip out for exercise per day, get that Vitamin D and fresh air in! Keep to a social distance of 2 metres away from the cupboards and the fridge, snacking can make you feel sluggish!
Stick to the normal working day schedule so that you feel happy that you completed a full day and can fully step away from your homemade desk outside of these hours. Focus on leisure time outside of work hours, look after yourself physically and mentally. It’s also important to ensure you get enough sleep as you would in preparation for a normal working day.
Other tips include, keeping your working area clean and tidy, wear the dog out before you start the day and remember we are all working towards a common goal, to keep our businesses going during one of the most economically difficult times we have seen!”
Gary – Business Development Manager
“Always make sure you get dressed, staying in your pjs is very unmotivating, dress as though you are going into the office. Make sure your workstation is in a comfortable area with a lot of light, put all the things you need around you and remove the rest, keeping the area tidy is important.
Keep distractions to a minimum; radios, music, TV and any social media can make you unmotivated and less productive. Make sure to have a time set aside for lunch and step away from the computer for a while.”
What are your thoughts on our working from home tips and tricks? It certainly is a challenge working from home and staying motivated, but once you are in the swing of things you may even find you are more productive than ever before! These uncertain times are challenging for all of us, so it’s important we all work together with clear lines of communication and ride the wave together.
If you are working from home and have some tips to share with us, join the conversation on our social media pages.
We hope you stay safe.
The Maximum Precision Team.