In the past almost three years, very occasionally, I would take a remote work day to get a big project done without interruptions. I always found the day away from the office to be a valuable tool in getting something done.
Today, as I finish up my third week working remotely, I will say that there has been some positives and negatives. There are still interruptions. We had the office calls routed here, so I can still help people. The phone calls are mostly about the two same things:
Occasionally it is something else. Amazingly, there are not many calls. Seems like when we were in the office, the calls never see
med to stop. Now, it seems I only get a ton of calls when I step out to check the mailbox or something. I come back in and there are four voice messages. How does that happen?
Since there is no real closing time, I am definitely working more hours. I used to stay a little late at the office some days, but I almost never was there are 9 pm, or 11, and there have been a few days since I started this that I just wanted to finish up a project.
If you are not accustomed to working from home, there are plenty of resources out there to help you adjust and become more efficient.
Here are a few for you to check out:
Here’s a huge list from Skillcrush of tools to help you be efficient while working remotely: https://skillcrush.com/blog/remote-work-tools/
Linked In has also compiled a list of resources for working remotely. Here: https://learning.linkedin.com/blog/productivity-tips/new-to-working-remotely–these-resources-can-help
The Next Web’s 7 Habits for Working Remotely (in other words, the short version): https://thenextweb.com/lifehacks/2015/09/03/7-habits-of-exceptionally-successful-remote-employees/
I hope this helps!