Setting up a home office
Setting up a Home Office
At Podium we're experinced in working remotely, and from home. So, we thought it would be great to share some of our tips about setting up a Home Office.
Choose A Spot
Squeezing an inviting workstation into an already tight space can be challenge. Though chances are, there is a spot in plain sight just begging to be transformed into your workstation. Try swapping out an end table by the sofa or a nightstand by your bed with a small desk.
Make it Work Friendly
Setting boundaries is especially important if you live with other people. Have conversations with any other people in your household about how to accommodate all your needs as you work from home. Come up with visual cues so they know when it’s OK to approach you, and what they should recognise as ‘do not disturb'. But be forgiving too. In a small space, your workstation might just be in the path of other essential rooms in your home.
Aesthetics are Important
Reduce Eye Strain
You’ll need to be able to see your work so you can focus. Whether you use a table lamp or ceiling light, lighting is key. To reduce strain on your eyes, find a spot that isn’t directly in front of or behind a window. Be sure there is at least 50 centimetres between the screen and your eyes.
Health and Safety
Finally, find out what the health and safety guidelines are for your company or region. Following these guidelines can help minimize any risks associated with working from home.