How to Make Your Work-From-Home Time Productive, Safe, Zero-Waste, and Eco-Friendly
With the Enhanced Community Quarantine, majority private companies in compliance have turned to a work-from-home (WFH) set up for their employees to curb the spread of the pandemic COVID-19. The said quarantine is set to be in effect until April 14, 2020, and strict adherence is advised.
To ensure that you will be productive while practicing safe, zero-waste, and eco-friendly options, here are some of the ways you may follow:
1. Go Paperless
Refrain from printing works that are not essential and can be accessed, edited, or read through digital. As much as possible, print only projects that are deemed final approved, and necessary. Not only that you can thrift your way around paper, you can also save power. Maximize the use of mobile and desktop applications.
2. Follow a Feasible or Standard Work Schedule
A whole WFH setup can be tricky especially for first-timers or for jobs that usually require physical interaction with other stakeholders (e.g. customer service, sales, marketing personnel, etc.). It will help to still follow the usual schedule and apply breaks, so you won’t be bombarded with tasks.
Self-discipline is essential in order to fulfill your duties while at home. It could be challenging in the beginning but with strict compliance, you can master it.
3. Turn-Off Appliances and Lights That Are Not In Use
To save power, turning off appliances, lights, and other gadgets when not in use is one of the most practical ways. Not only it will help you save money in paying utilities, but it will also help the environment to fewer carbon emissions.
4. Prepare Your Meals in Advance
Before you get on with your WFH day, ensure that you are equipped with food that can help you boost your energy and stay healthy especially in times like this. If you know that you will have to accomplish a lot of tasks in the day, it will help if you prepare your meals in advance so it will be ready to cook once you have your break.
Ensure that you only prepare just enough amount of food you can consume so it will not go to waste after. #ZeroWaste