In this post I will give you my top 7 tips for the Best Home Office Setup For Productivity because we all want to be as productive as we can.
My top 7 tips
So here are my top 7 tips to help you be more productive in your home office.
1. Keep everything within arm’s reach
How you design your workspace can have a profound impact on your productivity, so make sure your phone, keyboard, filing cabinet and everything else you use frequently is within easy reach.
2. Make sure you set your office hours
I find that ensuring I make sure I set regular office hours, it both adds urgency to my time but also sets a precedence of people knowing when I am working.
This one does not work for everyone, and some people revel in the flexibility to finish a project at 1, 2 or even 3a.m. For others, however, setting regular office hours is a real productivity boost.
3. Take a break when you feel you need to take a moment
Being busy is good, though sometimes we can feel a little overwhelmed with all the work load. When you feel this way then its time to take a break, take yourself out of your office and just take a break in your break room. You should find, after a break, you head will be clearer and you can go back to being more productive.
4. Make sure friends and family members know you are working from home
The one thing that can cause disrutption to our productivity is when friends or family enter our work space. Once you have been distracted from your working, reports tell us it takes the average person 23 minutes and 15 seconds to get back to the task.
Simply communicating that you are working from home lets your friends and family know not to disturb and disrupt you from you tasks.
5. Focus on comfort
I’ve talked about this in an earlier post on comfort in your office. Making your office space as comfortable as possible can enhance your productivity and help you get more done. A comfortable chair, a desk set to the correct height, these can all help with your productivity.
6. Set aside time for email
This is something I learned about a while ago, firstly form the book The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss and then from every day practice. Instead of answering every email and query as it comes in, set aside one or two times each hour to focus on communication alone.
Just answering emails at set intervals means you get less disruptions and so don’t spend many 23 minutes and 15 seconds during the day getting back into a task.
7. Set up a professional office space
When you work from home, make sure you have setup a dedicated home office space. You could work from wherever there is an internet connection and a phone, but that does not make it a good idea. Setting aside a dedicated, comfortable home office space can boost your productivity and help you stay focused on the task at hand.
My 7 top home office productivity tips
The tips listed above are my top 7 tips and have worked well for me. You may find that you have some other tips in your list. Things that you do that help you be more productivity (such as making sure you door is closed).
If so, why not share them as a comment below because we all could do with help and tips on how to be more productive.