Teleworking, once occasional, has now become a daily reality for many of us. The flexibility it offers is a great asset, but to get the most out of it and mitigate the challenges it can present, it’s essential to create a home workspace that promotes focus and productivity.
Set up a Designated Work Space
As more and more of our work activities take place online, it can be tempting to take a flexible approach to the workspace. However, for extended periods of teleworking, it is recommended to set up a permanent workstation. This not only improves productivity, but also clearly demarcates the boundary between professional and personal life.
Ideally, a dedicated workspace in a separate room is the optimal option. However, if this is not possible, there are ways to create a separate workspace, even in shared spaces. Simple visual elements like a colorful desk mat, folding screen or rolling shelves can help define this essential space.
To improve your comfort when working from home, consider investing in some wise elements:
Adjustable or Standing Desk: A height-adjustable desk can help reduce the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle, now that we spend less time commuting to other office spaces.
Ergonomic Chair: Since you will spend many hours sitting in front of your computer, a back support chair is essential to prevent posture problems.
Decoration: Create a calming ambiance by adding decorative elements to your workspace, such as art prints or houseplants.
Using Speakers: For more freedom of movement without headphones, connect your speakers to your phone to answer calls and join meetings with ease.
Managing Teleworking with Children
If you have children at home, it may be difficult for them to understand the distinction between work time and play time. Create a visual schedule to help them understand when you are available to interact with them and when you need to concentrate.
Use portable speakers with a voice assistant feature to set alarms or reminders that kids can hear, like a favorite song to signal the end of the workday.
If you need to stay focused while the kids play, consider using noise-canceling headphones to eliminate distractions.
Boosting Productivity in Teleworking
For optimal results when working remotely, it is important to create an environment that promotes creativity and concentration. Here are a few tips :
Lighting: Good lighting is essential. If your workspace lacks natural light, consider a light therapy lamp to improve your well-being.
Aromatherapy: Candles and essential oils can help reduce stress and prepare your mind for work.
Cable Management: Minimize cables by using smart power strips and wireless charging stations to maintain a tidy workspace.
Our advice for optimizing your teleworking space:
Transform your home workspace into a place of inspiration with residential speakers from Bang & Olufsen. They offer much more than just a soundtrack. Pair compatible Bluetooth speakers with your mobile devices or laptop for crystal clear calls during meetings. You can also opt for models with a built-in voice assistant to enjoy hands-free assistance.
To improve your concentration, even when working from the living room, choose from our range of headsets designed for extended comfort. Look for convenient features like powerful ANC technology to eliminate distracting background noise, as well as intuitive touch controls for easy call management and volume adjustment.
And that’s not all, once your work day is over, your speakers and headphones transform into perfect relaxation and gaming companions, allowing you to fully enjoy the comfort of your home.