Top 5 tips for creating the perfect home working environment
The UK has been in lockdown for over a week now, and millions of businesses have enforced remote working. Given the current climate, its realistic to assume that working from home will be the new ‘norm’ for a while. And, many companies still need their staff on top form despite the global disruption.
So, how do you create the right space to achieve productivity?
Start your day right
Structure your whole working day at the start of it, you are more likely to stay on track. Using a notepad, segment your day into morning and afternoon. Include things like lunch, coffee breaks and meals, and any personal tasks you need to tick off. Keep the pad next to you and check it regularly to maintain discipline and stay on track!
Home working is frustrating when you are not set up right, and the right equipment can make or break productivity.
Here are a few things at will help you stay productive; the right cable set-up, easily accessible charging points, a good headset and a second monitor. A well-organised and well-equipped ‘home office’ will give you higher levels of efficiency and lower levels of stress.
Give everything a home
It’s easy for those important meeting notes to end up in the recycling when you work from home. Re-purpose a drawer set or even a few folders to organise any documents. Be sure to give cold and hot beverages a designated space and a coaster so they are secure and out of the way: a coffee-soaked laptop will ruin your day before it has even started!
Light up the room
Working from home offers two benefits that being office-based normally does not: having control of the light and temperature. Set up your workspace in a naturally lit area of your home: you won’t regret it.
Different Mindset; Different Space
As the pandemic continues, there are an increasing number of sources offering advice on working from home. A common tip is to pick one dedicated space in your home and stick to it.
If you have back to back meetings, a space where you can walk around with your headset is ideal. If you need to get that important customer document written, a quiet and more isolated space is required. Choosing workspaces that suit the type of work you’re doing will make you more comfortable and help your brain adapt more quickly.