Working from home has become more and more important in recent years. Yet, working from home has come to the fore again, considering that it becomes unnecessary to go to the office as a result of the recent developments in technology and the problems to be experienced when leaving home in case of a force majeure. So how can lawyers be more efficient while working from home?
In order for working from home to be as efficient as working in an office, there are some critical points that need to be considered. First of all, it is obviously essential to adapt the physical conditions to be productive while working from home. Secondly, we need to prepare our minds for working from home. Both are the elements that complement each other.Let’s examine these steps in more detail.
The first factor that cannot be ignored when considering the physical elements is that we have all the necessary materials to carry out our works. For example, even if a pen and paper are sufficient to draft our petitions, the absence of other required files will make it difficult to properly handle the work. Similarly, keeping our computer and related laws and regulations ready are also elements that will improvethe work efficiency. On the other hand, we have to make sure that we have the necessary e-signature with us in order to make transactions through the UYAP (National Judiciary Informatics System) system, so that we can manage our work remotely without going to the courts. Therefore, we must keep our equipment with us in accordance with the work we want to do and the goal we want to achieve. Our robes, on the other hand, can remain in the closet for now.
After meeting our basic needs, it is possible to bring the office environment to your home with the little touches you will make in the sections you have designated as workspace. First of all, we have to organize the workspace after we include basic items such as a table, chair and lighting. For example, positioning the desk in a spot that receives daylight, providing ideal lighting for the desk, and regular ventilation of the environment will greatly improve the quality of work.Studies show that the right scent is also beneficial in maintaining attention for a long time. Needless to say,providing the favorable environment will undoubtedly raise us mentally, as it will improve our mood.
Another topic that is as important as physical factors is “Being mentally ready to transform the home into an office and believing that things can be carried out remotely”.To achieve this, we must first plan the day. It is particularly important to create a weekly business plan in order to minimize the distractions in the home because;this allows you to return to work without wasting time when distracted.
Also, we must maintain the daily routine of getting ready. Getting ready just like going to work will prepare our mood for the new workday. Shaving and putting a light make up could change all the perception for men and women respectively, even if not as if they were attending a physical hearing.
Another issue is “isolation”.In order to work efficiently from home, we need to isolate ourselves from the rest of the house during working hours. In order to achieve this, creating a household plan will prevent you from distracting your mind by wandering about the housework that needs to be done and will increase your productivity.
Obviously, it will be much easier to get distracted by the comfort of being at home rather than in an office setting.In order to overcome this situation as quickly as possible, what we need to do is to make small breaks where you will move as much as possible. For example,the “pomodoro” technique, which is frequently used worldwide,enables the person to work with high efficiency by giving 5-minute breaks after 25 minutes of work.
Another indispensable matter for you to be productive while working from home is to embrace constantly developing and changing technology.Adding technological tools to your life with a little research provides a significant advantage in your business. Besides, the connection quality of your internet is another factor that will greatly affect the speed of your business.
In addition to above, it is vital for lawyers to track their work from home. In this way, it will be possible to measure our performance both for clients and ourselves. AdvoPass will be an extremely helpful tool for this. With AdvoPass, you can both keep track of the time you work and measure what you have done during this time.
Working from home is quite possible nowadays. Contrary to what is believed, if certain points are taken into consideration, it may even be more efficient. Changing some habits in your life and taking advantage of technology will be the most essential action to be taken. In this way, your business will not be affected by any conditions and will always be sustainable.