How to Manage Projects and Tasks Effectively from Home

ben francia | by Ben Francia |Last Updated: August 18, 2011
Yeah… I’ll have to work in the other room.

As an outsourcing expert and long-time project manager, I know how it feels to get stuck somewhere most people would crumble at – the midst of utter chaos regarding who to ask, what to do and how to do it. It’s probably a place where you don’t want to be.

Work can sometimes mean being dragged around by deadlines, headaches and demanding clients. Such is very true in the outsourcing industry and when things aren’t clear enough for both contractor and contractee, things go to the dumps easily.

In any case, if you want to stay away from confusion, you’d have to prevent it from happening. Here are a few things I do to save myself from the headache and ultimately keep my people and my clients happy. Check them out:

It’s like what they say in social media: “The number of followers you have doesn’t matter, it’s the relationship you create with each other.”

When you nurture your relationship with your clients in the form of quality work, you’re actually increasing your chances of being their go-to guy. They wouldn’t want to waste their time looking for some other person to outsource to and risk losing the awesome quality you provide.

These are but a few suggestions to help you avoid the chaos and get things a little more organized in an outsource-oriented setting. Remember, though, that confusion can hit at any time and the best thing to deal with it is to take a deep breath and face it head on!

Ben Francia

It's fun working at home but you really need to have a certain level of discipline to make sure that neither of your personal life and work get's compromised. :) What worked for me with regards to reading articles on the net is to dedicate a block of time just for reading. 30mins to an hour early in the morning works for me. And instead of being interrupted when I see good article outside of my reading time, i just bookmark and add to my reading list and consume the article the following day. :)

2014-09-07 09:34:56

Cherrey Mae Bartolata

Nice input Ben. I do really need this. I have my home office in our living room, now I sleep in the living room. Not much of a solution for me right? :-) I also get distracted every time I come across articles and I spend much of my time reading it all away instead of going back to my task. Actually like what I'm doing now. Cheers, Cherrey

2014-09-04 17:49:24

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