Tips For Working From Home - Part 3 of 3
Last Update: Jun 6, 2017
#4 - Don't Forget These Essentials
When setting up your space, keep these important necessities in mind:
Make sure you don’t have a bright window at your back while working on your computer. Very few shades can compensate for a window’s glare on your screen. Although, you must also remember, natural light can do wonders for productivity (not to mention mood and overall health), so position your work space to get the benefits of a window without the drawbacks.
Determine where your nearest power outlets are and make sure you can plug in the many devices you need where you need them.
Check and make sure your location has great mobile signal strength or, if necessary, plan on putting in a land line. Make sure you have a strong Wi-Fi connection and that it’s fast enough for your work requirements.
Spend a few workday hours at home to make sure your neighbours don’t have super-noisy habits (or dogs) of which you’re not aware.
#5 - Find a Balance: Convenience vs. Lifestyle
If you have roommates or a romantic partner, don’t leave them out of the conversation.
If they’re not happy while you’re working, or with where you work, this will affect your focus and therefore your productivity.
Discuss these questions:
How often is your room mate home during working hours?
Will conference calls or the need for quiet necessitate a change in their lifestyle?
Will an office in the bedroom put a crimp in your love life?
Will file folders or training manuals feel like clutter?
Will a computer desk eliminate the option of in-home workouts?
Are someone’s habits going to change when it comes to watching TV, listening to music or having friends drop by?
As I said before, talk to your room mate or partner and resolve any issues or at least get their agreement before starting to set up your work space.
Of course, working from home will also have lots of advantages like:
Diesel / gasoline savings
Commuting time saved
More free time
Less demands in the wardrobe department
Just make sure your work from home office positions YOU for success.
Implementing these tips for working from home will put you in a position where you can stay focused on your daily tasks, achieve your work goals and maintain good health.
That must be good for you, right?
Well, that’s it - part 3 of 3.
Hope you found these helpful.