Working from home is officially an option in today’s online world and home offices are all the rage for being places in which you can think, create, relax, and even brag about. However, many home office makers forget the main purpose of a home office, and that is to fulfil a mandate from your employer.
As such, it is important that a home office has the following five aspects:
For many, working from home is a dream come true. But they may realise sooner or later than being around the children or the pets or even the gardener is a distraction that can fray even the most dedicated worker. Ensure that your family and other people around you are aware of your working times and be sure to stick to them yourself. Make sure your office is not located near places of high traffic, such as a main passage or the kitchen. Your office should also have a door and the windows should have curtains or blinds.
Your office space should be just that: yours. No one else should be using it or sharing it with you. You should be able to find everything exactly where you put it last.
3. Fully Supplied
You should have everything you need to do your job inside your office. This includes a printer, a telephone, and stationery. In fact, you should even have a water cooler and pack your lunch as though you’ve gone into the office so that you avoid bumping into family on your way to the kitchen for a simple drink of water.
4. A Comfortable Desk and Chair
You’ll be spending a lot of time in that chair and working at that desk, and it would not do at all if you keep dreaming about the snug sofa in front of the television because your butt is hurting or your desk is too high. Be sure to invest in an ergonomic chair and a comfortable desk to ensure you stay put and can concentrate.
5. A Great Organisation System
Whether you like filing cabinets, in- and out-boxes, or a great big pinboard on the wall, be certain that you have an organisational system that works for you and keeps everything in order. Don’t allow paperwork to clutter your desk, keep everything tidy, and you’ll never feel as though your work is overwhelming you.
By Roane Swindon