How to Stay Productive While Working from Home

By Ryan Fogel,

young productive woman working from home

For many people, working from home has increased their productivity. Nevertheless, others have struggled to make the transition. This has become especially difficult now that more and more offices are switching to a permanent work from home policy. So, what can you do if you’re struggling to stay productive while working from home? Here are a few tips:

Create a designated workspace

While working from home, you may be tempted to do your work on the couch or even in bed. But this can easily cause you to get distracted. Suddenly you’re watching TV or looking through social media rather doing your work. To get you in the right mindset, create a designated workspace. Ideally, this would be a separate room in your house, but if you don’t have the room, a small corner in your living room will do just fine, too.

Plan out your day

Creating a structured, daily schedule can commit you to your work. How you create that schedule will depend on your own preferences. Some people do just fine with a to-do list, while others plan out exactly what they’re going to do each hour of the workday.

Take a break

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. It also makes Jack a stressed boy. The more stressed you are, the less productive you are. As such, try to schedule a few breaks into your workday. Go outside, take a walk, or listen to a meditation practice to help you step away from your work. You’ll come back more rejuvenated than ever before.

Find out your most productive time of day

You’ll read dozens of articles that encourage people to get up early and get to work as soon as possible. And while this may work for some people, it may not work for everyone. Different people are productive at different times of the day. As a result, you’ll want to structure your schedule so that your most important work is done during those most productive hours. But how do you know when you’re most productive? Read over this article to help you find out.

At Accredited Rehabilitation Consultants, we believe that ergonomic equipment can help boost productivity in the office and at home. Contact us today to learn more!

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How Investing in Ergonomics Saves Money

By Ryan Fogel,

Businesses that seek to be successful always must manage a variety of work costs, such as supplies, labor, bookkeeping, inventory, and more. One area that is often overlooked is the cost of workplace injuries. According to a news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016 alone, there were more than 2.9 million nonfatal workplace and illnesses.

Also, according to the National Safety Council, the costs of preventable injuries in 2018 among employers was over $170.8 billion. The question no becomes, how can ergonomics save businesses more money and ensure fewer costs regarding workplace injuries?

1. Improve Productivity

Workers are always carrying out tasks that create constant stress and lead to musculoskeletal disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome as well as other ailments. Workers can also experience fatigue which cause depreciating accuracy, efficiency, and productivity. These issues undoubtedly increase business costs. By making an ergonomic work environment a priority, workers will experience less injuries and in turn, cost businesses less money.

2. Reduce Work Compensation Claims

Ergonomics can help reduce the amount of worker compensation claims. Business costs often go up when workers begin dealing with work-related health issues as they make medical claims. However, with the implementation of proper ergonomic safety precautions, training, and equipment, you can easily bring down running costs.

3. Streamline Processes

Ergonomics can help save money through streamlining of the processes. Simple changes such as reducing repetitive motions, cutting down steps, and limiting exertion can result in process changes that boost workflow and save more time.

With improved processes and business operations, you can accomplish more for far less cost. In addition, there may be improvements in the quality of products and services, further boosting the value your business offers.

4. Decrease in Turnover

It is costly to interview and train new employees constantly, which disrupt business services. It is also vital that employees remain healthy and are working at their highest levels. Creating an ergonomic environment will encourage employees to continue working as they believe that the company, they work for takes care of them and prioritizes comfortable working conditions.

To make your workplace more ergonomic for your employees, it is important to hire a Specialist. At Accredited Rehabilitation Consultants, we can evaluate your current workspace, find ways to make it more ergonomic, and then provide and install the necessary equipment to do so. To learn more, contact us today!

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