A recent article, 3 Tips to Design a Functional Home Office You’ll Actually Use by Anna Johansson says that many entrepreneurs don’t give their home office so much attention and don’t realize the negative effect on their performance.
The functionality and appeal of your home office will influence your productivity and engagement. Here are the following tips that may help you create a productive home office whether you work from home full time or occasionally.
1. When you have a restricted floor plan.
If you have to work with a limited space, you must be creative. Here are the following areas you may consider.
- Kitchen island
- Bedroom corner
- Living room corner
- Large closet
It may not be the ideal office you’ve always wanted, but it should work for the time being until you decide to consider an executive office space for rent.
2. When you need privacy and silence.
A secluded area is needed in situations where you need privacy and silence for your home office. An extra bedroom often makes for the perfect office and you can set up your desk and computer there.
However, when an extra bedroom is also used as a guest bedroom, it might not be the ideal solution if you work from home full time. You probably need a dedicated room— perhaps a nearby individual office space.
3. Ergonomics have to be a priority.
Whether you’re working on the kitchen island or in bedroom corner, you need to be comfortable and efficient.
- Chair should swivel and roll, and have a comfortable seat cushion.
- Computer monitor should be at eye level and an arm’s length away from your chair.
- Your arms should be able to rest on your chair’s armrests and the desk while remaining level.
Following these tips will help you create a space that’s conducive to productivity and engagement. If you’re looking for a dedicated space as your business grows, YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space, meeting room access, and coworking office space. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.