Working from home: your ultimate productivity guide.

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What a better time to learn and improve your work skills.

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Being efficient working from home can be a challenge. There are tons of distractions, less accountability, and less communication than when you’re at school or the office. We all seek the big long-term shifts that drastically alter our lives for the better, but to get there we require small productivity boost every day to add up to the desired long-term goals.

To help you stay productive, here are 5 steps we compiled to guide you through the WFH situation.

1.Stay online

With easier ways to access the world wide web, this is your chance to access all the resources and information you require. Be it free courses, panel discussions, journals, or jobs, the internet enables you to carry out your research by giving you access to endless resources.

Have you attended any online industry events? The Construction and Real Estate (CoRE) Awards Kenya is currently running a webinar, free of charge, on 22nd May 2020 covering Essential Skills for the Future of the Construction Workplace in the era of Disruption. To find out more and attend, sign up here.

2. Stay Social

Social distancing never meant disconnecting. Despite the disruption, we can still stay connected with family and friends. This is a great time to check up on your colleagues too and find out what mini projects they could be up to regarding their different fields along with how their workplaces are coping right now.

This is also a great time to work on your network. It can be as simple as calling or emailing a professional and asking questions you’ve been dying to ask. More often than not, these professionals are ready to give insight on different topics as well as mentor you through your career. Why not seek guidance on your thesis that you are yet to complete? 


Volunteer opportunities can help you grow your network, learn new skills, and advance your career. Thanks to technology you can now sign up to work virtually. You’ll only need a computer, the internet and personal time management. You can find opportunities on such sites or volunteer with us by writing articles about the Construction and Real Estate sector. If you are interested in getting your work published, email us here.

4.Stay ready

What a better time to learn and improve your work skills. Whether you are training on software you’ve learnt before or polishing up on your presentation skills, 15 – 30 minutes of practice every day will not only make you more skilled but will enable you to be adaptable and learn other skills faster.

If you are struggling to find certain courses, our trusted partner Fuzu got you. Click here to access the free courses.

5.Stay safe

Public health officials warn that people of all ages can be affected by COVID 19 including young people. We are urged to wear a mask when going out in public, follow social distancing, stay home as much as possible, and avoid non-essential trips and visits.

CoRE Nexus wishes you a productive week and don’t forget to join us this Friday at the webinar. Register here!

This article was originally published by here CoRE Awards.

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    Suleiman | May 22, 2020 11:18


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