Welcome to the third episode of work from home series. We have been trying to help ease your difficulties that arise while working from home with these articles. As we all know, working from home has become the norm, due to the current global pandemic situation. Moreover, we don’t have any other choice than making it as productive as we can. While we are preparing ourselves for an isolated working style, let’s focus on ways to make the best of it!
Since we have already mentioned about benefits and challenges while working from home and discussed basic tools and environmental adaptation that you need to deal with, in this article, we would like to focus on furniture and accessories that not only best fit your home office environment but also help you perform at your best.
Working from home can be fun as well as challenging, but with the right tools, you can get your performance delivered the way you want. Setting up a professional workstation is the right first move, but choosing the best tool to add life to your work is more important. With meaningful research and conversation with one of the best professionals who have been successfully executing their professional duties from home for years long before this pandemic, we have created a list of few important furniture and accessories that can assist you to perform at your best.
A Desk That Cares About You
While choosing the desk for your home office setup, you should consider three important factors: availability of your space, your responsibility, and your working style. Create your workstation on the corners if you have limited space. Corner desks also provide you with enough surface if your working style requires a lot of paperwork and taking notes.
Adjustable desks help you work in different positions, keeping you engaged with your work without hurting your body posture. Unlike your office where interaction with your colleagues is regular and the environment is professional, you are more likely to become bored and get distracted while working from home. Working in different positions can keep you dedicated and engaged with your work. Even more so when you spend long hours in front of a desk.
The Right Chair
Even if you are working from home, chances are you will spend around eight hours sitting on your chair. The right chair provides you with comfort during working hours and keeps you healthy and productive in the long run.
An ergonomic chair doesn’t have to be very expensive like in the old days. But it is always good to look for the best option available if you have enough budget to address your seating problem. You will find various chair options in the market and they are just one search away. Make sure you go for a comfortable option over aesthetically pleasing one if you ever have to make a choice.
If you don’t have the budget or space for a new office chair, you can opt for a comfortable cushion. You can find options in the market that makes it pleasant to sit in a chair for long hours. Resulting in you being able to work in a chair not designed to be sat in for long.
Keeping your desk as functional as it is in the office space is very important while working from home. In fact, you will need to better acquaint yourself with technology. To do so, you will need the accessories that support your working style.
A monitor arm plays a great role in comforting professionals who are from IT background. That being said, it helps everyone who spends a significant amount of time in front of the screen because of its adjustability. A small adjustable laptop table can help you set your laptop in different positions as well.
You should make sure your electronic tools (other than your personal computer) are up and running all the time during your working hours because collaboration and communication with your colleagues through apps and connectivity has never been this important. A wireless charger makes sure your mobile phone is with you at all times on your desk and performing as it should.
A desk lamp can provide you with a pleasant professional light, especially if you are working in the night time. Experienced remote workers believe desk lamps provide them with different lighting than the regular home light that associates with relaxing.
Tools That Keep You Comfortable & Active
Free office coffee isn’t a luxury that you will take advantage of while working from home. However coffee or a hot drink of your choice is essential to keep you awake and focused. So why not make a room for a coffee or tea maker beside your desk?
If you like to work in the environment of your choice, then create it with the music of your choice. A good set of headphones or speakers can help you focus on your work and minimise distractions, especially if your home is filled with people.
You can opt for extra cushion and blanket to add more comfort to your working-from-home routine.
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