mardi 10 février 2009

Travailler à la maison

Article de décembre 2008 sur le site de Wired.com : Actually Work From Home When You Work From Home . Je me permets de le copier (car j'ai fait mention de la source sur Wired.com). Lorsque j'étais consultant et que mon bureau étais à la maison, j'utilisais plusieurs des trucs présentés ci-dessous. Mais pour moi la règle #1 étais de me changer comme lorsque je travaillais dans un bureau. Cela m'aidait énormément à plonger dans le travail. J'utilisais également des horaires assez fixes, et je prenais 1h30-2h00 de lunch pour faire du sport. La grosse vie quoi. Le seul point négatif dans mon cas, c'est que je manquais de contact humain, de synergie d'équipe. Pourtant je voyais des gens à chaque (car je donnais des cours de spinning 5 ou 6 fois semaine), mais c'est le travail en équipe et les relations de travail qui m'ont fait revenir à contre-coeur dans le centre-ville de Montréal.

Anyway, voici l'extrait du Wired.com:

1. Switch into work mode. It's hard to feel like a productive professional with flannel jammies, fuzzy slippers, and bed head. Get up, take a shower, and dress like you're actually going to work (because, hey -- you are).
2. Separate your workspace. If your computer is in the living room, you're more likely to succumb to the Xbox, Oprah, or the bong. Section off an area of the house, preferably a room with a door, to be your home office. Learn to focus; it's a skill. Spend time there only when you're working.
3. Firewall your attention. Let's face it: You're not going to get that presentation together when the kids want lunch, the dog needs a walk, and your sister-in-law keeps phoning about your nephew's birthday party. Get a babysitter, turn off the ringer, and shut the door to signal you're off-limits.
4. Create small deadlines. An entire day of working at home stretches before you, and it feels like you've got all the time in the world... why not watch a little M*A*S*H? Avoid procrastination by setting mini deadlines -- for example, must finish revising this document by 10:30 am so I can be at the gym by 11 -- to break up your day and instill urgency in your tasks.
5. Limit email to specific times. When you're working by yourself, email starts to feel like your lifeline to the rest of humanity. As a result it can quickly take over your day and trash your productivity. To keep this from happening, only check your email at scheduled times, like when you start work, 10:30am, 2:30pm, and at the end of the day. In between, turn off your email program and get to work.

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