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I’ve been working from home for almost 2 years now and have found that I’m a lot more productive here than I ever was while working in the office. Why is that? Less distractions, less 30 minute conversations about where we’re going to eat lunch, less visits from idle demon possessed co-workers. Is the typical office environment actually anti-productive?
Think about it: you’re hiring somebody who needs to concentrate to be productive, and then you’re putting them in a situation where they cant.
Why is this? It has to do with something called The Zone, and if you’re a creative person, you already know exactly what I’m talking about. (via hivelogic)
I can get more done in less time while working at home because all the distractions here are of my own making. The flow of working inside of an formal office environment is totally different and sometimes can hinder your productivity.
So what can you do to increase your productivity while still chained to a cubicle? Well I’m glad you asked…
- Invest in a good set of noise canceling headphones-The putting on of the big headphones is the international symbol for “hey leave me alone I’m actually working over here!”
- Just say no to Twitter, Facebook and Myspace-This trio of infamous time sucks have been known to hamstring the greatest of productivity black belts.
- Do the thing you hate first-This mighty truth will set you free brothers and sisters…just write that email, make that phone call or read that boring report and the black cloud will be removed from the rest of your day.
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