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One of the first things you have to do when you start working from home is set up the perfect work station in which you operate efficiently with as little hassles or distractions as possible. It can actually be a beneficial endeavour, since having a proper workspace might instil a better work ethic within you. You won’t confine yourself to the bed or the couch, but you’ll get up and get ready for work in your own little personal office space. If you’re a bit lost as to where to begin when creating your workspace, then follow these useful steps.
Consider the work you’re doing
Of course, the size and exact layout of your workspace will depend on the type of work you do. If all you require is a space for your laptop then organising a workstation might not be too difficult. If, however, you require the use of multiple screens, a phone, and perhaps some room to take notes on paper then you’ll need to think more carefully about the space you need.
Designate a specific zone
When working from home, make sure you set up a space to which you can dedicate nothing but your work. It’s easy to move from one arbitrary spot to another and setting up an informal workspace, say in the kitchen or living room. The problem with this is that it’s easy to get distracted by the environment that surrounds you. If, for example, you’re working at the kitchen table you might be distracted by the unwashed dishes or the cluttered countertop.
Of course, it’s also important to create a space that works for you. The layout, features and location of your workstation should all facilitate your ability to get down to business without any interruptions. Make sure you’re working away from anything that might easily distract you, like the television, housework or noise, be it from indoors or outside.
Your designated work zone should help you escape as many noisy distractions as possible, from things like traffic, household appliances, the lawnmower or the kids making a racket. This is especially important when it comes to meetings held via telephone or video conference. If you’re unable to find a quiet, designated work zone, a dependable noise cancelling headset will help you in this regard, allowing you to focus on your meeting and communicate clearly with your colleagues or clients.
Work with what you’ve got
You might not have enough room to make a proper workspace. Perhaps you live in a studio flat and there’s not enough space for a decent desk, or you live with several flatmates and there isn’t a specific room which you can use as a study. In instances such as these, work with what you have around you to create an efficient workstation. You can use your kitchen counter or the dining room table, for example. All you need is a decent chair to work in, or maybe a desk stand, and you’ll be able to do your job. Of course, the optimal way to get work done when you don’t have enough space is with a laptop that you can carry around and place anywhere you like.
It’s not difficult to set up your own workspace at home. All you have to do is plan according to the kind of work you do, and designate a specific work zone in which you can perform optimally with minimal distractions. If you don’t have a proper area that you can designate, then make use of what you’ve got around you to create a workstation that’s sufficiently comfortable. Nashua offers several devices and accessories that can help you work remotely, offered in several packages. These include laptops, headsets and UPS devices that’ll help keep your laptop or desktop up and running if the need arises. Contact us via our PC’s & Services page for more information on our ICT solutions.