Are you happy with your home office set up? Does your set-up have your health in mind?
Bad habits can be hard to break but if you do want to me the most productive you can be, you may need to make changes to the way you work.
By adding a few intuitive products and making some small tweaks, you’ll soon be more comfortable in your home office and as a result see yourself becoming more organised and productive.
Working with Fellowes, we have come up with some handy tips to help you achieve better home office organisation.
Tidy Desk, Tidy Mind
Having an organised desk space with everything close to hand will make it so much easier to reach your equipment. Useful items for this are desk organisers for your stationery, document holders to keep papers off your desk space and at eye level (reducing neck and eye strain) and file sorters which are an innovative space saving solution with individual sections for filers and letters.
Cabling can turn a tidy desk into an unsightly workspace. Cabling can’t be avoided when working with technology and they seem to get all over the place which can result in trip hazards. Cable Zips are designed to rid your home office of all the unsightly jumbled cables that come with home office working.
Document storage is also important in keeping your desk tidy. Bankers Boxes are a great way to keep your files and folders organised and not in the way of your current work.
Are you sitting comfortably?
When you think about how much time you spend at your desk it’s no surprise that 93% of employees think that a comfortable, pleasant work environment has a direct impact on their productivity. Fellowes have developed a 4-Zone approach to ergonomics to help highlight key focus areas when it comes to your health and productivity.
Zone 1 - Prevent back tension with the right chair or back support
Zone 2 - Avoid wrist pressure with mouse pads and wrist rests
Zone 3 - Relieve neck strain with monitor and laptop risers to ensure your screen is at eye level
Zone 4 - Reduce inactivity with sit stand desk solutions to help you keep moving
*Loudhouse Research, commissioned by Fellowes, 2016Creating the right workspace
Whatever the size of your working space, make sure you’re making best use of it. Here are some ideas on space creating products to give you that extra bit of room. Monitor supports and arms help ensure your screen is at the right eye height and supports also can come with added storage compartments which always come in handy
Working from home could mean the set-up is very different to the standard office style. Laptops, mobile phones and tablets are the main tools when working remotely so here’s a few useful items to make sure you’re working comfortably. A laptop riser helps reduce neck strain and shoulder tension or take it up another level with a laptop desk to help with screen viewing while helping keep your laptop cool. A portable lumbar cushion and flexible wrist rocker help provide support for your joints.
Make sure you're playing by the rules
Even though you’re not working in the office, you need to make sure you’re adhering to company policies. Businesses have a legal obligation to ensure all employees are working safely and comfortable whether in the office or at home. It’s the law to conduct risk assessments for all working environments. Take a look at our DSE assessment page to find out how you can organise one for your business. In addition to this, business must make sure that employees are following GDPR laws wherever they’re working. A small shredder in the home office can help make sure all sensitive documents are destroyed.
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