Work is a contract between an employee and an employer where some things have to be done by the employee to be paid by the employer. There are several arrangements that a worker can make with an employer. The arrangements range from the quantity of work to be done, when they are to be done, how they are to be done, what the remuneration will be and where they are to be done. In terms of where they are to be done, the employee could be expected to report to an office daily, to a site, or to work remotely. Working remotely implies that the employee can choose where they decide to work. They might decide to work from home, from their office that could be outside their home or from any location. The most important thing, in this case, is that they continue to deliver the tasks provided to them on time.
The outbreak of Coronavirus has further made working from home a popular option. Many companies that require employees to come to work were able to allow their staffs to continue to work from home where possible. Some of such companies are hoping to maintain such arrangements even after the Coronavirus pandemic is no longer an issue. If you have a teleworking space, you might be wondering how to improve it, especially if there are indications that you will be working from home or the telework space for a very long time.
Get a good computer
One of the first things you want to do to improve your teleworking space is to get a good computer if you don’t have one already. This is especially if you enjoy working from home and you do not want that to change. You do not want to disappoint because your computer made it difficult for you to meet up with a deadline. You could get a desktop for your teleworking space while having a computer as a backup. This implies that you should save most of the important and urgent documents you are working on to cloud storage as you work.
This way if your computer suddenly develops a fault, you could continue your work seamlessly with the document that has been saved on the cloud. This way, there will be little chance of missing deadlines due to issues with your computer. Having a good computer will also imply having all the necessary software that you need for your work installed. You do not want to get stranded because a particular software you needed to work was not installed on your computer, making it impossible for you to access it when you needed it.
If you are wondering what type of computer to get, then you might want to go for a reliable brand with at least a core i5 processor. You should also be sure that the computer has a minimum RAM of 4GB, preferably 8GB and hard disk space of at least 500 GB. You might also want to get an ultra-wide monitor to make your work easier. There are many benefits of ultra-wide monitors that you would enjoy when you get one for your computer.
Get reliable internet
Another thing you would need for your teleworking space is reliable internet. Because Internet Service Providers can sometimes have downtown due to maintenance or other problems with their equipment, you might want to have at least 2 active subscriptions. You do not want a situation where your Internet connection will suddenly get very slow or go off when you are in the middle of an important virtual meeting or when you are about to submit an urgent document.
Get comfortable computer chairs and tables
Another equipment you will need for your teleworking space is comfortable computer chair and table. With the right chair and table, You might sometimes need to work from your teleworking space for long periods when there is a lot of work to be done and a very tight deadline. The more comfortable the chair and table in your teleworking space, the easier it will be for you to sit down for such long hours doing the job. Hence, your chances of completing the work on time during such periods will be directly proportional to how comfortable your chair and table are. If after working for a few hours, your back or waist is already paining you because the chair or table is not comfortable, you would be forced to abandon the work to tend to your back before coming back to continue. The time you took off due to the back pain could be all that it will take for you to miss the deadline and get a query.
Create more space
Working in a tight space is often not comfortable. If possible, you should try to expand your teleworking space to be spacious. More space will make it more comfortable for you to work, adjust and stay comfortable while working. It would also allow you to bring in other items you might want to introduce to your teleworking space such as a refrigerator, a physical library or computer accessories among others.
Get a refrigerator stocked with water and other healthy drinks
Water is important and we should always have water nearby when we are working. Having water close-by will encourage us to take more water to meet our daily recommended quantity of water. Hence, you might want to get a refrigerator or shelve and stock it with water and other healthy drinks. When you need to take a drink, you won’t have to go far to get a drink or be discouraged by the distance and stay back. However, you might also skip having water and healthy drinks close-by if you do not have enough space and/or you are sure the distance won’t discourage you from taking the drink. The period you will use to get the drink could come in handy as moments for you to exercise between equally important work.
Make arrangements to keep the environment clean
A clean working environment is important as it could enhance your productivity and quality of work. When your working environment is not clean, the smell or look could discourage you from work. Your health could also be at risk when you are working in a dirty environment. Hence, you should make it a point to clean your teleworking space every day before starting work or you could arrange for a cleaner to come around regularly to keep the place clean.
Make arrangements for the exercise
It could be easy to forget about exercising when you have a teleworking space. Considering that work does not require you leaving the house, you might have little to no reason to leave your house regularly. You might only go shopping for grocery and visit a few other social events occasionally. If you have someone who does the grocery shopping for you, probably your spouse or an employee, then you might find that you hardly leave the house or exercise. Hence, you might want to start your day by jogging or running around your environment. If you are the indoor type, you could have an indoor gym or get a skipping rope. Ensure to exercise regularly to stay fit, healthy and productive.