Working from the home office means more flexibility, less traveling and safety from the covid19 pandemic.
There are many positive reasons benefiting the credibility of a home office. Working from your home office must be practical, convenient and promote concentrated work efforts. If you work professionally from home or if you are starting online education, it is important that you create a space in which you can work comfortably and in a concentrated manner. You must be able to switch mentally and physically from home activities to working at the office, without actually leaving your home. It is important to create some rules, rituals and importantly, design a smart workplace. These 8 tips will help you use your time at home to be as productive as if you were at the company office.
Create a permanent working space and try to keep this working space separated from the rest of your home. If you do not have a spare room, you could choose to use the room divider from raumplus, allowing you to optimize your current space.
Also, you could choose a custom made alcove desk which will transform often useless space into a beautiful office set up. The raumplus systems give you an endless variety of solutions for your home office. Finally, our large range of materials will allow you to perfectly match your new raumplus system to the rest of your home furnishings.
The more daylight you have on your working space the better. The day light saves electricity costs and it also has been proven to increase your productivity. If you do not have the correct light it can cause you to suffer from headaches and have difficulty concentrating which can be extremely demotivating. If the natural light is insufficient, diffused light should be provided in the room, moreover, you should also avoid reflections on your computer screen to relieve our eyes.
The temptation to procrastinate in a home setting can be extremely disruptive to productive work. It becomes too easy to look at your phone, take a nap on the couch or you get interrupted from your family or roommates. To make sure this will not happen, keep your working space clear of private stuff and set some rules for your working times. Be prepared for your working day and stick with your schedule, do not let private stuff interrupt your work!
The distinction between working hours and leisure time can be more difficult in the home office. The travelling time to work can be saved when you are working at home but it also eliminates the time to create a distance between yourself and work. Set a fixed time for the start of your working day as well as an end point, so that your working time is clearly defined. Also, you should tell your working hours to all the other people who are with you at home so that they can hold you accountable.
After you are done with your tasks and your working hours, you can lean back and relax.
Get up and dress up. It may be tempting to spend the whole day in your pajamas but this is not advisable. Your clothes have an unconscious effect on your mood and the “Chill look” is not necessarily beneficial to a productive mindset. Choose casual, chic and comfortable clothes that you would also wear to the office. In case you receive an unplanned video call from your customer or colleagues you are prepared and will not experience a potentially embarrassing pajama conference call.
If you work regularly or permanently in the home office, an ergonomic chair is essential. In addition to the classic armchairs you can also find stylish and discreet models. Also, try to stand up often on order to stretch your back and legs.
A must have on your working desk is a water bottle to make sure you consume enough liquids throughout the day. Also try not to use your coffee consumption as a constant opportunity to get up from your work place. Prepare some healthy office snacks and prepare a well balanced lunch.
Even if you are in your home office you should stick with your break times. Use your lunch break to gather new energy. That’s means, put the work aside, close the computer and be completely free from your work load for the duration of your break. Avoid eating at work and change your location.
If you stick with these rules you just need some patience and then nothing stands in the way of the home office. Remember, if we follow the tips we become more productive, more alert and we feel better.