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How to WFH Productively: Smart Tips

October 06, 2020 10:25 IST

Your boss is still monitoring your performance on the job while you are operating from home.
Do not consider WFH as a holiday or a time to relax, says Narayan Mahadevan.

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COVID-19 has caused obvious changes to most aspects of everyday life including how we all work from home.

While some offices have resumed with minimal staff and follow strict guidelines, a vast majority of organisations continue to work in the new normal.

Companies like Twitter, Square, Facebook and several IT majors have already permitted a permanent remote working for their employees at least till the end of the year.

The new normal has broken constraints of an office cubicle and created a sense of freedom that previously did not exist.

WFH opened up a door to an exciting new world that gives us a sense of comfort in the work we do.

For those of you who may have recently joined the workforce, here are some tips on how to sail through WFH while staying productive.


While these pointers may seem well on paper, WFH is not completely problem-free. It has some shortcomings that can frustrate you and affect your productivity.

Here are some things you need to avoid:


Narayan Mahadevan is founder, BridgeLabz, an incubator that aims to bridge the employability gap.