Increased productivity, positive environmental impact, and bettering employee satisfaction are just a few of the long list of benefits companies and remote workers report as the working from home trend continues to grow. But there can be challenges too, like employee communication, productivity, and wellness. Embracing the right mindset, habits, and tools can make a big difference. By being intentional in setting up workers to succeed outside the office, employees and their organizations can reap the benefits working from home brings.
Did You Know by 2023…
Fewer than one-third of digital workers will select the corporate office as their preferred place to work. – Gartner
62% of remote workers want employers to provide better technology that helps them stay connected with their colleagues. - Polycom 2017
73% of people who work from home said they put more effort than was required into their job. - Professor Alan Felstead of Cardiff University’s School of Social Sciences
85% of over 15,000 global business confirmed that greater flexibility lead to an increase in productivity. - IWG Global Workplace Survey
Keys to Setting up a Home Office
1. Dedicate a Workspace.
Pick a space that can preferably be closed off from distractions, has good natural light, and that can be dedicated to just work.
2. Make sure it’s comfortable.
Working from home can mean long periods of sitting. For long term health and better mental clarity, improving the ergonomics of a workspace can make a big difference. If you feel better, you’ll work better.
3. Invest to keep you productive.
Think about the technology you use when you are working from the company office that makes you productive. Multiple monitors, an external keyboard and mouse, as well as a docking station to connect them all, can vastly improve efficiency.