How to be the most productive with a flexible work schedule.
Whether you work from home, in a cubical or at a local coffee shop, it’s important to note a flexible work environment aids in high productivity. Workplace flexibility is vastly becoming an expectation rather than an exception among businesses. Recent studies have noted 50% of employees would opt for flexibility over an unlimited vacation or free childcare when it comes to job perks. And Harvard Business Review reports that 88% of workers would be swayed from a higher-paying job to one that paid less if flexible working hours were applied. Not only does flexible work environments increase productivity, but they also enhance performance in morale and engagement.
Have you ever felt bogged down in an office where your energy levels are low and you’re continually thinking to yourself, “When will it be 5 pm?” Well, you are certainly not alone. As a result, your output is not entirely the best. But here at Integrated Spaces, we encourage you to focus on key outcomes rather than hours clocked.
We create a safe space for you and your creative colleagues to work within your peak productivity times to produce your best work. Whether you want to work and travel the world or simply work directly from your home, task management is the holy grail of organization. Below are a few resources we recommend to enhance your productivity:
Evernote is a web resource that primarily manages daily projects and small tasks. It’s a fantastic way to make sure you’re checking things off and paving a harmonized path tosuccess.
We have all heard that people work better when there’s white noise in the background. That’s where Coffitivity comes into play—it’s an app that generates the sounds of a cafe while you’re working.
Based on the Pomodoro technique, this method requires you to incorporate periods of rest and renewal into your workday. Each break is divided into 25-minute intervals of pure productivity, and after that time is up, you get a short break before repeating the same cycle a second time.
Doodle is an app that makes scheduling easy. You’re able to view the windows you have open and compare with others, leaving them to fill in what works for them within those specific time frames.
FocusWriter is a simple tool for on-screen writing with timers, alarms, spell check andgoal-setting functions.
I’m 99% sure a majority of you have heard of Hootsuite, but if you haven’t, it’s a greatway to automate all your social content. When you are diving into Facebook, Instagram,Twitter, and three other platforms, you can capitalize on the power of pre-planning toexactly when – and how often – you want to post on each of your social media accounts.
So there you have it—our 6 tops resources for productivity in a flexible work environment, but beware of app overload. Resources are only as powerful as you allow them to be. Don’t overwhelm yourself with all of them at once. Take time to try a few at a time until you figure out what works best for you and your routine. Work smarter, not harder!