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Working On The Move: How To Stay Productive

Your plans to work on the move are always done with the best intentions, but do they always turn out how you’d hoped? Once you leave the office, it can be difficult to retain the motivation that keeps you going.

Working while travelling or when you’re away on business can help make sure you get work done, and don’t return to a backlog of emails and tasks to sort. While it’s not always easy, there are some things you can do to help you keep that motivation.

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Need some help? Here are some tips to help you stay productive while on the move.

  1. Always keep a pen and some paper to hand

You can’t always rely on connectivity once you leave your office, so the old classic pen and paper can be the way to help you get stuff done. Use your time to write down your ideas, make lists of tasks that need doing as well as any papers or emails you need to write later on.

It’s a handy way to help you stay productive, as well as keep those important thoughts for later when you do eventually end up back online.

2. Take the office with you

Thanks to cloud solutions, it’s easier than ever to access your important documents and folders when you’re on the move. Cloud applications enable you to work collaboratively with others, wherever you are and allow you to access your emails easily for seamless working.

Meanwhile, investing in a document management system for you and your employees will allow you to access those important corporate documents and templates that can help you carry out your work on the move. Ensure you have the right security systems in place to protect your assets whenever you’re off-site.

3.  Keep your energy up

Traveling can take it out of you, which can make it difficult to focus on what you’re meant to be doing. Staying hydrated, while eating a healthy snack can help perk you up and keep you focused on the task at hand.

If you’re still struggling, a brisk walk in the fresh air could help you to re-energize so that you can get back to your work. If typical energy-boosting methods don’t work, it might be a sign that you need to rest so that you can feel recharged for the next day.

4. Set yourself a time limit

It’s difficult to stay on task without the office environment, but by giving yourself a time to work until – you’ll find that you become much more productive. If you’re someone who thrives under pressure, this method will enable you to get much more done in a short amount of time. Try not to work longer than you would in the office and take time to explore the destination you’re in instead.

Getting work done out of the office can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be. Many of the principles for creating a productive working environment can help you out of the office too, so it’s worth giving them a try if it helps you get things done. Find the best methods and routines that work for you to help you stay productive while working on the move.

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6 Tips on What You Need for a Productive Working Environment

Prodictivity.jpgIs your working space a little on the stale side? Do you feel that the business, albeit successful, is starting to feel like it needs some reinvigorating? If you feel that, you’re not alone. Many businesses can suffer from the equivalent of the Seven Year Itch, so what do you do about it?

Having a look around where you are is a good start. Has the business escaped out of your hands? Is it just not what you’d imagine it would have been? There are many reasons for that. But to encourage an environment where vibrancy, productivity, and teamwork thrive requires some things.

Are You Marketing The Business Well Enough?

If not, then maybe it’s time to start a new strategy. Customers can become bored very easily and migrate to other brands. Look at your content, is it engaging enough? Are the communication channels blocked in one way or another? Open up your ability to communicate with your customers again and encourage a dialogue. Welcome feedback and you may see where you are falling down.

Upgrade Your Hardware to the Cloud

Upgrading your systems from your standard hardware to a cloud based one has many advantages. From extra storage space over a standard hardware package to the reduced carbon footprint and reducing the cost of upgrading this type of system, this could be an investment that will save time, effort and money in other avenues. This will give you the opportunity to put funds where you really need it.

The Phones

Are you still using the same phone setup as you were 20 years ago? If so, you could do with a new one. From integrating the use of headsets to using a different type of phone system, the quality of your telephone line will mean the difference between a frustrated customer who can barely hear you to one you can have a healthy dialogue with.

Furnish Your Office

Not just with new desks and tables, but decorate the space. Make it seem to be less of an office and more of a creative hub. People don’t want to be staring at the same four walls for years and years. Have a change of color, or re-organize the space.

Speak to the staff and see what they would like to be more comfortable. Do they need new chairs or do they need beanbags? Take a look at sites like Office Chairs Only for some seating ideas.

Having More Fun

This is the most important. If your colleagues are not happy, is it the example you are setting? Are you encouraging a healthy environment, or are you completely target driven? Why not have the work themes days, like fancy dress or games days?

This can extend to outside the workplace too. Have regular social outings. Relationships between colleagues that were once frosty and tentative can turn into friendships and healthy working relationships.

Healthy Snacks

Office culture can revolve around cakes and sweet treats. Encourage healthy snacks, like fruit and nuts instead of the sweet and salty snacks, and the mid afternoon energy slumps will be reduced.