The term ‘digital natives’ was coined in 2001 by Marc Presky in reference to those ‘born after 1980, when social digital technologies first came online. Digital natives all have access to networked digital technologies. And they all have the skills to use them.
Widely viewed as a significant cultural and lifestyle change, this ‘native’ digital landscape now shapes both our home and work lives – with increasing use of social media technologies permeating through to the workplace for a cohort of millenials who have been culturally conditioned to the likes of Facebook and Twitter as a primary means of communication.
Through familial commitments (having two young sons myself), in an age of ‘digital distraction’, staying productive is key to running successful collaborative projects from a home working environment.
Here are my top 3 tips for maintaining your productivity even in a home office setting:
- Stay Accountable
The ‘lonetrepreneur’ can feel distanced from company achievements or setbacks. Ensure that your successes are celebrated, and your failures are accepted with full responsibility. Online collaboration tools can help to share your deadlines and ensure your tasks are made crystal clear to yourself and the entire team.
- Set Boundaries at Home
- Create a Fun Zone
Working from home is a convenient alternative for many, and by collaborating effectively, can prove to be an extremely rewarding, efficient, and productive option.
By Andrew Filev, CEO and founder of Wrike