The pandemic has taught us a lot. Among those things, we also learned that most office work could be done remotely, right from our home. Whether you own a small business or recently started WFH, you will need to have a space dedicated to your work. No, you can’t make do by setting up a table and an extra chair in the corner of your hall. There are multiple ‘perks’ that you will get when it comes to working from home, such as you will be able to save a lot in terms of the daily commute. You will also get a better balance between personal and professional life. Another advantage is that you will be able to eliminate all the excess noise. A dedicated area for the home office will also allow you to focus better and able to be productive and energetic throughout the day. You might be getting all distracted while picking the right equipment. Our team has compiled a list of few tips that you should implement to get the best out of your WFH setup.
Get The Best Chair
As you will get minimal physical activity and be on your desk working all day, you should get a good quality chair. You might think about what difference a chair can make, but trust us when we say you will be able to enhance your productivity significantly. If you are getting the design ideas from sites like Pinterest, you have to stay extra careful as it may not be efficient and put there just for the aesthetics.
Add a Secondary Display
While you are working, no matter writing blogs, writing codes, or simply researching a topic, having an extra display will give you extra space to work on. To get the best out of it, you will need to invest in the same screen that you are using. However, it will be helpful in the overall user experience. A secondary display will also allow you to multi-task in a much better way.
While you are getting a desk, make sure the height can be adjusted easily. Multiple reports are pointing towards the negatives of sitting for an extended period. The adjustable feature will allow you to set the height according to the chair and also your size so that you can work standing, too. You will not be able to get significant health benefits instantly, but you will focus better and productive.
Add Some Greenery
Our atmosphere is getting polluted on all fronts, and it will be very soon when all of us need an air purifier in our home. If you are working from home, you can have some greenery to add some color splash, but the plants will also filter the air naturally. You will need to buy plants like Boston fern, dracaena, etc., that don’t need high maintenance. There are a few studies that show plants are also a perfect stress buster.
Whether you are working from home for a company or operating your own business, you will need to have a high-speed internet connection. When the internet speeds are slower, you will get easily carried away, and productivity will take a significant toll. Ensure that the router you are installing is placed somewhere above on the shelf and at an equal distance from all the corners.
We don’t know the WFH setup is for how long, and to get the most out of it, you will need to do proper cable management. It’s also pretty economical—all you need to have in some zip ties and clamps to keep the wires together.