As more and more office workers move to online platforms and remote workweeks, we are seeing a rise in home office spaces. For many American professionals, there is no longer a need to check in at the office 40 hours each week. Instead, work is completed from home, with a schedule that contributes to a more healthy work/life balance. Workers can juggle ongoing projects with daily life, and enjoy the benefits of a more balanced lifestyle. However, it’s important that workers invest in a home office environment before making the switch to work at home. At TrueNorth, we understand that employees need ergonomic office furniture and privacy to maintain a productive atmosphere, even while at home. Here are 5 necessities for setting up your own home office:
Make sure that you have space dedicated to your home office. Avoid working in too close proximity with family members or housemates, and set aside a spare bedroom, or even a corner. To productively work from home, it’s important that you don’t feel cramped or rushed. A door to close, space for decor, and room for daily transitions between sitting and standing give home office workers a sense of established routine. TrueNorth motorized standing desks come in a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate all space considerations, and easily maneuver between positions for optimal ergonomic health.
When deciding to work from home, establish a daily schedule that is both realistic and productive. Set office hours for yourself, and commit those hours to working at your standing desk. Avoid distractions by setting timers for yourself and closing the home office door. Don’t try to take care of children or multi-task house chores during this time. It’s important that you keep work and home life separated, even while working from home! These boundaries contribute to an even healthier work/life balance.
Make sure to include personal and productive touches to your home office. Framed pictures and prints on the walls, an arrangement of succulents on the desk, and pleasing textiles on the windows and floor all contribute to a positive home office environment. Your home office should be far from stale, and should include products and themes that encourage a productive workspace. Traditional corporate furniture is often stale and unattractive; get creative with your home office.
At TrueNorth, we recommend using a standing workstation for your home office. Not only do you have the benefits of ergonomic support, but our standing desk designs also contribute to a more organized workspace. Invest in proper shelving and filing systems for your home office. Commit to cleaning your space each week to avoid clutter, and keep the door closed on unwanted housemates wandering in and disturbing the space.
Once you have the time, space, and drive for a home office, it’s time to ensure you have the right support. Sit to stand desks from TrueNorth are born and built in the U.S., and the quality craftsmanship allows users to easily move between positions. You can trust that your desktop materials will stay securely on your desk while you transition between heights.
At TrueNorth, we work to create a line of standing desks that benefits the overall health and happiness of office employees. When choosing to invest in your corporate furniture, consider the many benefits offered through TrueNorth. Contact us today to learn more about our ergonomic office furniture and to get started on your order.