When you’re a part of the digital nomad phenomenon or even manage a remote team, it’s imperative that you put practices and even perks in place to ensure everyone’s productivity.
Below are a few tips you can implement to make sure you’re performing to the best of your abilities. So whether you work from home or travel, these easy-follow tips will come in handy and ensure you put out your best work while hopefully achieving a work-life balance.
1. Have Clear Objectives
Perhaps the most surefire way to ensure productivity is to be as clear and direct as possible with the goals and objectives of each project or task. When working with remote teams, especially if dealing with different time zones, cultures and languages, things can often get lost in translation.
At the start of each project, whether you’re assigned projects or are responsible for delegating tasks to others, make sure everyone is on the same page expected deliverables, deadlines and the names of the team members that will be in charge of each task.
2. Set up a Productive Workspace
If a large portion of your company’s team is remot, they’re probably saving overhead. If that’s the case, suggest allocating a budget for ergonomic equipment like a standing desk, anti-fatigue matts, monitor risers, etcs. You can even suggest renting a co-working space as the benefits are sure to be mutual.
Check out this interactive map to find your next productive workspace wherever you are:
Interactive Map by CarRentals.com.
3. Have a Routine
Although one of the main perks of a remote job is flexibility, having somewhat of a standard schedule will help you create a productive routine. Whether it’s going for a morning workout or heading out to a coffee shop before you start your projects, having a routine that puts you in working mindspace will help you stay focused.
4. Plan Meetups
One of the main issues reported by remote workers is isolation. Working solo or from home all the time can sometimes make us feel disconnected from our work. If possible, plan meetups with co-workers who may also work remotely. If you’re both traveling, this is a great way to check out new places.
5. Set Limits
Last but certainly not least, is to know when to stop working. When working remotely, the lines between work and homelife are often blurred. Be sure to set your limits and try your best to stick to them. This will help you avoid burnout and stay productive in the long run.