Working from home has many advantages. Flexible work hours, no morning Perth traffic, no annoying co-workers and if you want to spend the day in your pyjamas, who’s going to stop you? But sadly, with the good, comes the bad. Working from home can have its downside, namely, staying productive. To help you stay productive, it’s important to create an office in your Perth home that will allow you to focus, remain productive and produce your best work. Here are a few tips to help you design your home office to maximise productivity.
Reducing clutter in your home office and keeping it neat and tidy is a good way to prevent distraction. Working on a desk that is cluttered with paperwork or dirty dishes is a recipe for disaster. You may find yourself unable to focus on the task at hand when you can see so much cleaning and organising is needed! A well-designed home office should provide plenty of storage options for your work area. This will reduce clutter and help you to find things in your office when you need them.
One of the most important features of your home office is creating a separate workspace to minimise distractions from family, pets, TV and all the other comings and goings that happen at home! Having a separate, dedicated space for your home office can also act as a mental trigger to let you know its time to start working.
It is important to allow as much natural light into your home office as possible. Past studies have shown that natural light in the office reduces things light headaches and fatigue and can improve productivity! Natural light also helps boost your vitamin D levels, helping you to feel happier and more energetic.
Past studies have shown that good posture and ergonomics in the office can improve productivity. Where possible, always purchase ergonomic furniture, especially chairs. There are other steps you can take to create good ergonomics in the home office. When working at your computer, your elbows should be at right angles and the screen roughly at eye level so your body is properly aligned. You should always sit at your desk with straight posture, with your feet flat on the floor.
You can reduce distractions by locating your office in the quietest corner of the house. If possible, it is best to free of background noise which can distract you. Keeping your home office separate from the rest of the house will reduce distractions as well.
Pot plants are a great addition to any home office. This is a great way to add a breath of fresh air to your workspace. Research has shown that exposure to nature and greenery increases worker happiness and productivity.
Whether you work from home, study or have children that study, your home office is an important part of the house! Let us help you improve your productivity by transforming your home office to increase productivity and complement the way you work. Contact us at Flexi Home Offices in Perth to find out more on (08) 9301 4200.