When we thought that remote work was a temporary fix, most of us made do with whatever we had to hand. From fixer-upper desks in the kitchen through to bed desks and beyond, the trick was getting through the day, never mind perfecting the spaces in which we did so. Now, though, as more companies shift to at least flexible full-time arrangements, many of us are quickly finding that addressing key issues in the home is a crucial aspect of success. Exceptions may have been made for shoddy meeting backgrounds and teething problems in the first place, but now we all need to up our games if we’re to keep hold of our positions. Here, we’re going to look at a few home issues that need addressing to help you do precisely that.
A cramped situation
While some of us are lucky enough to have dedicated home offices, many have spent the past few years actually getting rid of this benefit to make space for more useful additions like guest bedrooms. Now, however, not having a home office of some kind is akin to turning up late to work every day – it’s just not going to work out! Instead, we should now be turning our attention to addressing the question of the home office in even cramped spaces, whether we do that through the addition of outdoor offices, complete renovations, or just a much-needed spare room transformation.
An electrifying problem
Supply issues like poor broadband weren’t unheard of when the remote switch first hit, but buffering meetings and other such issues simply aren’t acceptable now that you’ve had so long to address them. This quite obviously means the need for a more competitive, remote work-specific broadband package, but for homeowners already paying above the odds for increased electricity usage, this goal is often easier said than done. Hence why more homeowners than ever are also now considering an off-grid switch to something like a private oil supply. By taking time to research this option with the help of a guide to heating oil tanks and other such resources, you should especially be in a better position to offset and manage energy payments. This, in turn, can bring the ideal WFH broadband within easier reach for work efficiency at last.
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Sticking to the same style
Home design typically centres around a comprehensive decor finish that adds a pleasant sense of flow. Now, however, sticking to the same style is proving problematic for remote workers attempting to achieve the same calming homey vibe in their workspaces. Instead, now is the time to break from your own rules, and realise that any must-haves for your home office are going to look significantly different to those from your personal space. Don’t be afraid, therefore, to go for cosy-chic in your living spaces, and an altogether more academic feel in any area that you’re likely to complete work in.
Working from home might be the dream, but it can quickly become a nightmare if you don’t perfect your space. Implement these pointers to make sure of a sweet remote dream at long last.