Whether your work from home full time or just one day a week, it’s important to have the right space and tools for your home office. You want to make sure you have a working space where you are comfortable and free of distractions. Here are 4 essentials that every home office needs.
1. Peace and quiet
Offices are not always the quietest places to work. Chatty colleagues and conference calls on speaker can make it difficult to focus on your work. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do about that. However, you are in more control when working from home. If you can, select a room where you can close a door and separate yourself from other rooms in the house. This way, you won’t get sidetracked by a dog that only seems to bark when you’re on a conference call or neighbors who like to drop by when you’re working on a tight deadline.
2. An online meeting tool
iMeet allows you to meet face-to-face with others, even if you’re separated by thousands of miles. The high quality audio and crystal-clear HD video makes it easy to see and hear those who you are meeting with. Thanks to a seamless integration, users can also attend and host meetings via their tablets or smartphones. Free apps are available for both iOS and Androids.
3. Wireless telephone headset
Balancing your phone between your head and your shoulder is a sure way to get a crick in your neck. When selecting a wireless headset, make sure it has a mute button. That way, if you decided to grab a bite to eat during a conference call, you can avoid disrupting your call with the sound of the microwave beeping.
4. Dependable internet
There’s nothing more frustrating than a slow internet connection. Downloads will take forever and you may miss out on some important emails. Make sure you have a strong internet connection and get Wi-Fi if you can. That way, you can move around the house while you work without any disruption in your connectivity.
There are many different software programs and technological gadgets that can make it easier to work from home. These are just a few. What are your must-haves when working from home? Let us know in the comments below.