Four pieces of advice for doctors working from home

Author: Guy Makmel
  • Best practice

Flirt with that special someone by the coffee machine
Psst… Odds are that’s your significant other! Use the opportunity to connect to the people close to you. It’s not every day you can share your 11 o’clock coffee with someone that special!

Make yourself at home
At your home… That made more sense in my head. Make yourself at home in your home office. It’s easy to neglect it, have stacks of paper cluttering your workspace. That’s just going to lead to you being distracted. Take a moment to clean up and really make your workplace from home comfortable and efficient. We recommend a healthy combination of sunlight, a comfy chair and perhaps a chamber plant for an ideal workplace.

Cut out distractions
If you know you struggle working from home, it’s important to cut out distractions for yourself. Put a barrier between yourself and your pets for example. And make sure your phone is set to silent if you can afford to do so. If you have personal errands to run, make sure you have done so before you start working. So you can focus on getting your work done first.

Use this time efficiently!
As discouraging as a sudden wave of cancellations might be. This is a great time to start looking at your clinic. What processes can you improve? What protocols need an update? Is your bookkeeping in order? And maybe finally sit down to install that Clinic Software!