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Running your own home office is no easy task. That much is for sure. Between dealing with clients, getting your work done on time, and keeping everything organized, it can be a real challenge. However, there are some ways in which you can maximize the efficiency of your home office, quite easily we might add. So, how do you increase home office efficiency?
1. Get A Good NBN Internet Plan
One thing that needs to be said about home offices in Australia is that they have often suffered from slow internet connection speeds. Australia has been notorious for being well behind the world’s leading countries in terms of connection speeds. This can definitely take a toll on your home office’s efficiency. Being able to research, get work done, send emails, and all of that other stuff requires a good internet connection. You might want to look into NBN plans, as at this time, it is a new state of the art internet type in Australia, one that is much faster than all other types which have come before it.
2. Get Rid Of Distractions
Sure, now that you have your new NBN internet, there are probably a lot of distractions around, all of which will decrease home office efficiency. The point here is that if you want to get as much work done in as little time as possible, you want to get rid of all distractions. Don’t keep exercise equipment nearby, get rid of cool art or posters in your office, and don’t even think about using that new internet of yours for social media or streaming services while in your office. It is all about being focused on the task at hand.
3. Choose The Hours That Work Best For You
The great thing about running a home office is that you do not necessarily have to keep standard work hours. Unless you have higher-ups dictating when you have to work, you should be choosing your own hours. Some people work better in the morning, so for example, from 6 AM to 2 or 3 PM, while others work best during the later hours, so for example, 10 AM to 6 or 7 PM. Whenever you have the most energy and motivation, plus time, is when you should be working. This will go a long way toward maximizing home office efficiency.
4. Limit Email Checking
Yes, now that you have your new NBN internet plan, you might be tempted to constantly check your emails, but this is a mistake. When it comes to running a home office, constantly checking and responding to emails is one of the biggest time-consuming activities. You should choose 3 times per day to check your emails. Checking emails is best done at the beginning of the day, once in the middle, and once before you log off for the night. Doing so will ensure that you still respond to important emails without wasting a bunch of time throughout the day.
Maximizing Home Office Efficiency
There are many little hacks that you can use to maximize home office efficiency, but in our opinion, having a solid internet connection is one of the very best things you can do to keep your home office on track at all times.
Ryan Yarbrough is a small business consultant, speaker, and the manager at Davis Financial Services, a small business consulting firm.