1

HAVE A DEDICATED WORKSPACE

Create a dedicated workspace within your home and keep it free from clutter and physical distractions. Clock in and out as you would in any other out-of-home job.

2

IDENTIFY YOUR HIGH-VALUE TASKS

From your to-do list, find out which tasks yield the most value. Pick three, and prioritize them above anything else.

3

ALLOCATE TIME FOR DEEP WORK

Carve out a few distraction-free hours each day to pursue your most important and challenging tasks in a highly concentrated fashion. Let your employees and coworkers know what these hours are by blocking off your schedule or marking your online status accordingly.

4

ORGANIZE YOUR COMMUNICATION

Thoroughly familiarize yourself with all the communication and collaboration tools you have available and know their intended purpose. Practice appropriate digital etiquette.

5

LIMIT YOUR WORKING HOURS

Don't let work seep into the rest of your life. Set a sensible schedule and stick to it. Make sure to carve out time for leisure, including socializing, exercising and pursuing your favorite hobbies.