Ever since the pandemic, the term “work from home” has been on everyone’s lips. It has become deeply embedded in some of our professional as well as daily life. It is an inevitable fact that WFH has brought us many benefits along with the usual challenges. While certain restrictions are being carefully lifted, the culture of working from home seems like it’s here to stay for the longer haul. Organisations like Twitter have announced a permanent remote-work policy and Salesforce is allowing their staff to work from home for the rest of the year. Every organisation has different requirements but this is the right opportunity for you to invest and create a suitable home office, for now and the future.
While it may seem as a simple matter of setting up your system at home and having all your required documents within reach, but it’s in making the right adjustments which can result in a productive and enjoyable WFH experience. Here are some easy and effective tips that you can follow to make sure you are making the most out of your WFH period.
- Though we always try to keep office and home separate, not all of us have a dedicated study room, which gives you flexibility in choosing your favorite corner in the whole house! Working from home can be quite challenging if there isn’t a proper dedicated area for it. Pick a space in your house which is best attuned or at least can be fine-tuned to your needs. It can be a simple and basic factor like natural light or inspiring balcony views that can help you in finalizing the space that works best for you. It is advisable that you don’t extend your WFH space “visual” limits to multiple areas of your home but, rather dedicate a singular one which is customized as you like.
- Regardless of the fact of whether you are one to take multiple breaks or you sit for long hours at your desk, the right seating and lighting are mandatory. Not every workspace has the provision of natural lighting and in such scenario you can consider a table lamp or a stylish arc lamp in addition to the basic spotlights in the space. With every meeting taking place through Zoom nowadays, you would want to ensure that the lighting is adequate. When it comes to your chair, as tempting as it might be to grab that ottoman or dining chair next to you, it would be best to pick the most comfortable chair for those long hours.
- Some of us require adequate storage space for work related files and storing away your laptop and other gadgets once you are ready to wind up for the day. According to the requirements, pick the right drawers and shelving units and avoid the office like cabinets.
- There is no harm in sprucing up your work corner with some plants and accessories. Space is no constraint for those wondering how to bring the green touch. Floating shelves are great multifunctional items for your books and notepads as well as to keep a few succulents, terrariums or trailing plants.
None of us know how long the WFH system will go on till but we can ensure that it is done the right way. Small investments made for this new way of work can go a long way and can help you enhance your productivity!