Ways to Increase Productivity for
Hybrid & Remote Work

Working remotely or in a hybrid setting can be both a blessing and a challenge. While some employers allow the freedom to set your hours and take breaks whenever you need, the less distinct separation between work and personal life can lead to higher burnout rate, and harder to stay focused and productive. Here are some tips to help increase your productivity at work.


Set Meeting Times and Boundaries

Setting meeting times upfront will help keep you on track and ensure you don’t spend too much time in meetings. Make sure to block off time for focused work. This will help you avoid feeling overwhelmed with back-to-back calls, which can lead to burnout.  

Various 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. 

Moreover, goal setting is another great way to stay productive.Break up large projects into smaller chunks and set achievable goals for yourself each day or week. This will not only help you stay organized, but itcan also motivate you to keep working and make 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 creating 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. 

To level up skill sets, take time to explore and experiment. For example, using automation is an out of the box solution that can save time and help you stay organized. Each industry can benefit from automation in different ways, so take some time to research and find a solution that works best for you.



Working remotely or in a hybrid setting has advantages and challenges when it comes to staying productive and organized throughout the day.  

By following these tips—setting meeting times/boundaries, prioritizing tasks each day, and asking for necessary resources—you will be able to increase productivity while still staying motivated!  

With these strategies in mind, you'll be able to maximize efficiency while avoiding burnout! 

If you want to empower your finance and accounting teams to work smarter (not in a more complicated fashion), reach out to Blue Onion today and see how we can help you.

* 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.