Over the last couple of years, homeworking has become the norm, with millions of Brits being forced to set up an office at home instead of going into work. Now we have all become familiar with video conference calls, it is time to refine your home office set-up.
- Separate space
Those who have had to work from their dining room table, bed, or living room since March 2020 will know how hard that can be. Not only are you unable to switch off from work after hours, but poor seating can play havoc on your back, and you can feel disorganised if you have to clear your documents away every day.
Having your own separate space, such as transforming one bedroom into a study or building a log cabin in the UK for your own home office is, therefore, a good idea. This allows you to have a dedicated space for your computer, tech equipment and files, as well as enabling you to shut your work away for the evening to get a break from it.
- Good chair
The importance of a good chair cannot be underestimated. You spend eight hours a day in your office seat, amounting to around 15,000 hours a year, so if it is not comfortable, you’ll soon know about it.
Nextplane says: “Sitting for hours in an uncomfortable chair is synonymous with self-torture… If your body is not at ease due to discomfort, your mind won’t be as productive as it should be.”
Businesses might be paperless these days, but you are bound to still have some books, stationery, office supplies, files or equipment that take up room on your desk. Don’t clatter up the space by leaving it out and make sure you invest in good storage solutions.
This will make you feel organised, as you won’t scramble around trying to find things you need at the last minute.
Author - Martin Corby
Posted - 31 Jan 2022
Disclaimer: This information is subject to change and as such, is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice. Readers are encouraged to verify the details independently.