At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home seemed like a temporary solution. Employees would work in a temporary home office until it was safe to return to the workplace.
However, it seems that previous worries held by employers have subsided. Not only do employees seem to enjoy many different aspects of working remotely, it also seems that they’re just as productive, and in many cases, more productive.
With this shift in the workplace, many companies have decided to allow employees to work remotely, either full time or at least a couple days of the week. This is a great step, but that temporary office setup that you had before might not suffice if you’re looking to work from home full-time.
Here are a few features you should consider for your home office, in order to ensure that you’re being as productive and comfortable as possible.
Free Yourself Of Clutter With Storage Space
It’s important to either add or utilize the storage space in your home office. You need to get organized and make sure that your desk space is free of clutter. A clean and organized environment will lead to more space and less stress.
Utilize your closet and the built-in shelves, if you do not have any shelves, consider getting some and organizing all of the items that you don’t need to have on your desk at all times.
Soundproof Your Office
If you have a busy home, you might want to consider various methods of soundproofing your office. This will help block out the noise in your house and allow you the concentration you’ll need in order to ensure productivity.
Make Sure That The Wi-Fi Is Strong
Depending on the size of your home, and where your office is located, you might need a Wi-Fi booster to strengthen your signal. Consider this when choosing your permanent remote location.
The stronger the Wi-Fi signal the better you’ll be able to complete your tasks without any issues.
Outlets In Different Areas Around Your House
There are certain people who have a hard time sitting in the same chair, and the same office for the entire day. If that’s you, and you like to relocate yourself several times throughout your shift, you’ll need to make sure that you have ample outlets throughout your home.
Make Sure You Have Good Ventilation
Poor indoor quality doesn’t only lead to short-term health effects, such as, stuffy nose, skin and eye irritation but also to longer term health-effects, such as cancer. You need to ensure that you have proper airflow in your home office. You’ll be spending a lot of time there, and you need to make sure that there’s nothing affecting your health.
Look for a ventilator that properly exchanges indoor air with outdoor air. This will alleviate any air quality issues.
Get Some Natural Light In Your Office
Don’t rely too much on artificial light. Natural light will help boost your mood and has many good effects on your health. Find a room in the house where the sunlight can get in, but try and place the desk somewhere where there isn’t too much of a glare.
There are many benefits to working remotely, but you need to make sure that you have the proper setup. This will boost your productivity and your mental health.