Working from home can either be extremely productive, or a drag. Thankfully, with savvy office or workspace design, you can make your set up more conducive to efficiency.
This means that your staff, or you, can get more done whilst working at home. Obviously, that means that there’s no (or little) drop in productivity for your organisation.
Here are four more tips for a more productive home office.
Greenery in the office is always a good idea. Whether it’s a bustling office of hundreds, or a home office of one, the benefits of plants cannot be understated.
Studies have shown time and time again that looking at plants or natural scenery helps to reduce stress, boost creativity and improve our mood.
Moreover, plants are a very affordable addition to any home office and the positive impact far outweighs any associated cost.
At Niche Projects, we understand the benefits of incorporating greenery into any Sydney office fit-out, and that these benefits will apply to your home office too.
A good flow of air is essential in any workspace.
If you have a window, ensure it’s open for at least some part of your workday, weather permitting. Fresh air helps to stave off fatigue and improves concentration.
Moreover, good airflow and ventilation will help to combat the irritation that dust and other particles in your office may cause to your respiratory system.
When we complete a Sydney office fit-out, airflow is one of our prime considerations, and this is just as important in a home office.
Obviously, you can’t really restructure your entire home office on a whim.
However, if you’re working in a shared space (only do this if absolutely necessary), acoustics are something you’ll need to consider.
Noise can greatly affect your concentration, which in turn means lower levels of productivity and a higher chance of errors in your work.
Plants can help to absorb unwanted noise pollution, as can partitions. Therefore, take this into consideration when setting up your home office.
Like noise, the temperature in your workspace can negatively impact your productivity if it isn’t optimised.
If the temperature in your workspace is too warm, it can induce fatigue and increase the likelihood of mistakes. On the other hand, if it’s too cold, you’re more likely to become ill.
Therefore, ensure your space is at a temperature which is comfortable and healthy for the duration of your working day.
To discuss your Sydney office fit-out, get in touch with Niche Projects here.