Key Recommendations to Increase Productivity for Hybrid & Remote Work

Working remotely or in a hybrid setting can feel like a double-edged sword. While it offers the flexibility to manage your time and breaks, the blurred lines between work and personal life may increase the burnout risk and hinder focus. To better manage this, check out our top recommendations to boost your work productivity!

Set Meeting Times and Boundaries

Establishing meeting times in advance is key to staying on track and preventing meeting overload. Be sure to carve out dedicated time for deep work. This strategy will prevent the draining cycle of consecutive calls, helping to avert burnout.

Various time-blocking apps can help you stick to a schedule and stay productive throughout the day. Communicate these boundaries with your team so everyone knows when they should expect responses from you. 

Prioritize Tasks

When working remotely or in a hybrid setting, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of tasks that need to be completed each day. To combat this, prioritize which tasks are most important and should be done first, and then work on the less pressing tasks afterward. Breaking up your day into manageable chunks will help make sure all of your jobs get done efficiently without sacrificing quality or taking up too much of your time. 

The Pomodoro technique can be a great way to prioritize tasks and break them up into manageable chunks. This technique involves working in 25-minute sprints, followed by five minutes of rest. Doing this can help you stay focused on the task at hand and avoid distractions. 

Furthermore, setting goals is a fantastic method to boost productivity. Divide big projects into smaller tasks and establish attainable goals daily or weekly. This approach not only enhances organization but also serves as a source of motivation to drive continuous progress on your project.

Ask for Resources When Needed                  

One of the biggest challenges of remote or hybrid work is feeling like you don’t have access to the resources needed to complete tasks quickly and efficiently. Before starting any job, ensure you have all the resources necessary for success—whether that includes software licenses, access codes, file-sharing programs, etc. If any additional resources are needed, don’t hesitate to ask for them from your team or manager so that you can complete the job quickly and efficiently.

Think Outside Of The Box

Working from home or in a hybrid setting makes it easy to get into a routine and feel stuck in a rut. To remain productive, thinking outside the box and highlighting creative solutions for problems is essential. Don’t be afraid to try something new or ask questions that can help spark new ideas and ways of approaching tasks. 

Embrace Automation

Working remotely or in a hybrid setup presents a mix of advantages and challenges for staying productive and organized daily. Our top recommended strategy is to embrace automation so tasks can get done quicker with fewer errors and more accuracy.  Automation allows teams to do more with less so that they can focus on more critical tasks and goals.

Not only does automation benefit teams by reducing human error, it also increases efficiency and productivity. Automation takes care of repetitive and mundane tasks, freeing up time for employees to focus on important projects and responsibilities. This allows for a better workflow and ensures that deadlines are met without sacrificing quality.

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* While we are a team of former accountants, we are not in the business of providing professional services. The information presented is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional accounting, tax, or legal advice. We recommend that you consult with a qualified accountant, tax advisor, or lawyer who is familiar with the specific needs and nuances of your business.

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