With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, more employees are planning on keeping their shift from commuting in an office to working from home every day for even longer. In fact, according to Gartner, 88% of organizations have encouraged or required their employees to work from home until part way through 2021. Read on to learn how to create a productive home office working space with technology that will make you feel like you’re in the office.
Where to Work
When you’re home, it may be tempting to work from your bed or couch. But, if you have the space, it’s better to create a separate working space in a guest room, a corner of your bedroom, or at the dining room/kitchen table. Or, you can place your desk in a spare closet and invest in a solid office chair. Wherever you carve out your home office space, you want to be able to literally close a door to your “office” at the end of the day, or not have it be somewhere you sleep or eat, as sleeping will be impacted.
6 Pieces of Tech You Need for Your Remote Home Office
- Computer or laptop
- A solid WiFi connection, with the better solution being to connect your laptop directly to your router through an Ethernet cable; HDMI to Ethernet cable; or USB to Ethernet cable
- Computer monitor to go with your laptop if you’re used to two monitors at work
- Wireless keyboard
- Webcam, as most laptops come with lesser-quality cameras, which will make you look pixelated on Zoom meetings
- Multi-function printer, especially if you need to print out, scan, or fax materials for your job
Other Ways to Outfit Your Home Office
For non-technology, first, a comfortable office chair is a must. A wooden chair may work for an hour, but you’re going to be uncomfortable sitting there for hours on end. If your chairs are wooden, get a plush cushion and/or backrest for the chair for support and comfort.
Also, consider what’s behind you when you’re sitting at your desk, especially if you have a number of Zoom meetings. If there’s a blank wall behind you, and you’re not doing a Zoom virtual background, put a painting or two up for a point of interest.
Who to Go to for Your Home Office Technology?
Adams Imaging Systems has an extensive inventory of HP computers as well as copiers, printers, fax machines, multi-function printers, and scanners from Brother, Canon, Hewlett Packard, Toshiba, and Samsung. What sets Adams Imaging Systems apart from their competition is their personal service. The devices you receive are set up and ready to go, and they’ll assist you in connecting them to your network and the other technologies in your home office. Give Adams Imaging Systems a call at 978-462-9206.