Creating A Productive Work Environment at Home
How To Build a Home Work Environment
By Jordyn Rickard
Whether you are finishing up a presentation at home for the next day or work full time from home, it’s imperative that you take all the steps necessary to create a productive work environment. By following these simple and easy tasks, you can increase your productivity and work more efficiently.
Some have a room dedicated as a home office while others turn the kitchen table into corporate headquarters. Either way, establish a space that will be the dedicated spot when working from home. Getting your brain into the habit of associating one specific area with work will help to get you in the mind frame to succeed. It will also allow others to keep interruptions to a minimum because they can see you are working.
No matter where you are working, there are bound to be things that can easily become a distraction. From your work computer, the TV from the next room or your smartphone, these are common distractions to many. Various studies have shown that music can aid in the thought process and encourage creative thinking. You know yourself best and can take the steps to remove distractions.
If your dedicated work environment is messy and disorganized, your thoughts will be too! Clear the clutter and set up an organization system. Organize loose papers into folders or dividers, use a mug to contain pens and pencils, even use a whiteboard to write important memos on. Your local office supply store will have different tools available in varying styles to best suit your personality.
Now take what you’ve learned and put it into action! You will not only thank yourself for being more efficient, your boss will thank you too! (Hey, it might even get you a raise – But don’t hold us to that one.)