Because boundaries are fuzzy, you could either burn out or not get anything done.
More people are foregoing a lengthy commute and working from home. But sometimes, like during the coronavirus outbreak we’re experiencing now, you may actually have to work from home. Whether you are a full-time freelancer or the occasional telecommuter, working outside an office can be a challenge. What are the best ways to set yourself up for success? How do you stay focused and productive? And how do you keep your work life separate from your home life?
Based on the following HBR.org articles:
“5 Ways to Work from Home More Effectively” by Carolyn O’Hara
“How to Stay Focused When You’re Working from Home” by Elizabeth Grace Saunders
At Harvard Business Review, we believe in management. If the world’s organizations and institutions were run more effectively, if our leaders made better decisions, if people worked more productively, we believe that all of us — employees, bosses, customers, our families, and the people our businesses affect — would be better off. So we try to arm our readers with ideas that help them become smarter, more creative, and more courageous in their work. We enlist the foremost experts in a wide range of topics, including career planning, strategy, leadership, work-life balance, negotiations, innovation, and managing teams. Harvard Business Review empowers professionals around the world to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.
Sign up for Newsletters: