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4 Tips for Maintaining Productivity When Working From Home

You might have more comforts and distractions, but that doesn't mean you can't still be wildly effective.

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There are many work-from-home (WFH) distractions that sabotage one’s efforts to meet office deadlines: long bathroom breaks, telemarketing calls, spam emails, package deliveries, etc. Unfortunately for employers and professionals, work interruptions are costly, and that doesn’t help when companies are trying to onboard new customers in a tough, downtrodden economy.

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Shockingly, according to a 2018 study by IPSOS, employees who work in open-floor spaces lose 86 minutes daily due to distractions. Refocusing on the task at hand can also be a challenge. Researchers from the University of California at Irvine found it takes 23 minutes and 15 seconds to get back to work after an initial distraction.

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