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How to Have a Perfect Work-From-Home Friday

Avoid meetings and front-load your schedule to knock off by noon.

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Illustration: Inkee Wang for Bloomberg Businessweek

In a job market rife with uncertainty almost two years into the pandemic, employees have codified one practice to let them start the weekend early: work-from-home Fridays.

For those long accustomed to being stuck in a cubicle until 4 p.m. or later, the great remote-working experiment has created opportunities to fine-tune schedules and get a jump on the house chores, hobbies, and family time that would have previously been relegated to Saturday. Here are some productivity hacks to achieve the perfect end to your work week: