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The Importance of Creating a Workplace Routine

Martin Castilla            No comments            Sep, 6

It’s becoming more and more common for skilled and qualified individuals to seek to go a bit more directly to the source of all the work they otherwise complete professionally to earn an income. One of the most favourable factors for this migration is the allure of the apparent freedom which manifests in many forms, including the freedom of not having to set an alarm and the freedom of not having to commute to some workplace where a cubicle awaits you for the subsequent eight hours following your arrival.

There are many, many other reasons, but that’s not what our focus is on – our focus is on the importance of the need to create and maintain some kind of workplace routine, whether you’re a professional who’s employed full-time and a routine is essentially set for you or indeed if you’re a freelancer or you operate your own business, and you basically decide when your working time starts, takes a pause perhaps, and when it ends.

Either way, there’s a need to create some kind of routine, the importance thereof which bears significance beyond productivity considerations.

It sets a productivity standard

If you’re settled-in and you’re seated at your home office desk or anywhere else for that matter by a certain time every day, your body and mind know to switch to work-mode and so you’d be setting productivity standards in that way. If you know how long you’re going to be working each day and when (in general), you can use that to your advantage and perhaps be able to estimate how much work you need to put in, in preparation of something like a week off you might want to take to focus on other things.

It establishes an effective business analysis framework

This builds on from your ability to more accurately estimate how much work needs to be put in, in order to reach certain targets, spilling over into the very necessary practice of business analytics. A work routine of sorts gives you enough data to work with in identifying areas in which you can increase input for more yield, etc. E.g. if a certain staff is more productive during the first part of the morning, how about allocating more pressing tasks to that window of time?

It establishes solid legal cues and markers

We’d perhaps do well to bring the self-employed freelancer or remote business operator into the spotlight to drive this particular point home in that personal injury claims from insurance companies are notoriously fraught with minefields that can go off anytime, giving insurers grounds not to want to pay out on those claims. It’s as simple as this – if you have some kind of working routine which you can pretty much generally demonstrate in some or other way, regional legal experts you’d be working with such as Groth Law Firm in Milwaukee will have a lot more to go with in helping you win your case against your insurer, should it ever come to that of course.

A routine establishes a solid legal framework to work with, such as how it might be a well known fact in your neighbourhood that you frequent a certain coffee shop to get some of your morning work done – a fact which can be used as evidence as part of the claims process.

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