The past 20 years have seen workplaces transform alongside technology, and as the world continues to recover from COVID-19, there has been a significant spark in digital workspaces. Whether you work from home or at the office, consider implementing these tips to create an efficient, supportive, and productive digital work culture.
Prioritize Mental Wellbeing
A great way to take advantage of a digital workspace is to incorporate workload management tools to ensure employees don’t have too much on their plate. Since working online, and from home especially, can lead to working beyond your normal hours, managing your projects and setting reminders to take breaks can be a great way to avoid feeling overwhelmed by assignments.
As virtual workplaces become a normal feature in many companies, it’s important to consider the ways you can include the intimacy and efficiency of conversations in the office, online. Prioritize video conference calls instead of on the phone, as this will allow everyone to look each other in the eye and communicate as if they were in the same room.
While working digitally, it can be difficult for your colleagues and supervisors to see how productive you have been throughout the workday. Creating a productivity management tool, where you can log the time spent on current tasks, will allow everyone to get a sense of other peoples workloads and also help you gain recognition for your hard work.
Scheduling your tasks is a great way to minimize distractions while working digitally. Consider setting timers for certain stretches of time where you won’t check your phone or your email. This will allow you to work more productively despite being outside the office.
While the digital workplace continues to evolve with the times, incorporating these tips can be a great way to improve the overall experience of working online.