WFH Productivity Hacks

Working from home is still in effect post-pandemic. This is due to a multitude of factors, such as saving on office rent and the positive impact on employee well-being, which increased employee retention. Companies with happy employees experience higher levels of productivity. However, this is only the case for some companies and employees. And a lot of it has to do with employees needing to learn how to work from home effectively. This short article will explore exactly that: WFH productivity hacks.

Working from home can be productive and fun. It saves you from morning commutes and allows you to work from the comfort of your own space, making your work more enjoyable and less stressful. 

Creating An Effective Workstation  

Set up a dedicated workplace.

However, if you don’t have one or can’t focus after being in one place for too long, be at liberty to grab your laptop and move into different locations in your house. Moving from your home office to the dining table or the couch may restimulate you; changing the environment may help keep you engaged.  

Set up your technologies.

Since you are working from home, make sure your work-related technologies (such as your laptop and work phone) are up to date and that the apps you need—such as Slack, Zoom and Microsoft Teams are installed and working. Secure a reliable internet connection, and ensure everything you need working (headphones, etc…) is up and running to set yourself up for a great day.  

Invest in Work-From-Home Equipment.

Getting a desk that allows you to work while standing, or a stand to lift your laptop so you’re not scrunching your neck, and other gadgets like back-supporting office chairs for your home may be an excellent investment. They would make your space more definitive for work. Investing in good lighting is also a great productivity hack.  

How to Have a Great Work Day  

Keep an open line of communication.

Communicate with your team regularly to understand expectations and objectives and to offer support.  

Take your lunch break.

Some people may feel guilty for working from home, as if doing so inherently means having a lazy workday or a lighter workload. Just because you work from home does not mean your workload is any less. Take your breaks, and be sure to let your team know when you’re not available. If anything, breaks will help with your productivity.  

Communicate with those living with you.

Let your family members or roommates know when you need space to focus.  

Be tasked-base.

When working in an office, showing up to work is enough to justify that you are working. When you work at home, you may feel like there needs to be a line between when you’re working and when you’re relaxing. If you focus on the tasks you need to get done instead of the hours worked, you’ll have a more productive and ambitious workday.  

Move your body! 

Don’t spend the day stuck to your desk. Working from home means you have the liberty to get up to stretch in your private space for a few minutes or even to take a short walk during your lunch break and refresh your mind.   


To successfully navigate the world of remote work, it’s essential to implement productivity hacks and create an effective work environment. The key is to strike a balance that suits your unique circumstances and allows you to thrive professionally and personally. If you’re looking for a job in Finance or IT that offers work life balance or is WFH, make sure to visit our page here.

Yasmina. T

The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Peter Drucker

Junior Research Writer, Talent Acquisition