Valley Box wants our remote working employees to make their work from home (WFH) experience the best it can be! That's why we put together some tips and tricks (we sourced from all over the internet) we think will help make your home office the perfect place to conduct business.
Pick a spot
Create a dedicated 'office' space, keep separation between work, family and sleep areas. Consider ergonomics and comfort! Try to replicate your at work desk setup: a comfortable chair, multiple monitors, a mouse and keyboard.
Make sure all residents of your home respect your space during work hours. Just because you're working from home doesn't mean you are home.
Keep devices prepared
Keep chargers for your phone and laptop at your workstation. Use a surge protector. It will keep your electronics safe from sudden spikes in your homes electric system.
Clocking in is mandatory, continue to follow normal company protocol for tracking your time.
Sit where you feel you will be most productive, keep in mind back lighting for any necessary video calls.
Use earbuds with microphone to reduce background noise. In a group conference call mute your line when you are not speaking.
Continue normal break and lunch policies within your home or immediate property. Unforeseen distractions will occur, please be courteous with how your paid time is being spent.
Reach out to your supervisor with project progress updates in the morning and at the end of each work day.
Continue your routine
Get dressed, wash your face and wake up at your normal work time.
Sugar highs and endless snacking lead to big lows. Food directly impacts mood and energy levels.