Setting up the perfect home office – tech edition
For some people, working remotely has been a reality for a long time as many industries and businesses have gone global. But for others – in the blink of an eye, they are suddenly sitting at home with their colleagues on Zoom, Skype, or Slack.
It is remarkable how quickly things have changed – and in such a short period of time too. Yet, we have all managed to adapt, all thanks to workplace flexibility, and of course, the latest tech that is playing a crucial role in remote home offices. Since there’s no clear end in sight, it’s time to optimize your site and prioritize your tech.
Here are a few inspiring ideas for you to consider…
Home office setup
Who knows? Maybe these strange times were just the right moment for you to realize that working from home was actually your jam the entire time. If you merely improvised your office space for the first round of self-isolation, then it is time for taking things to the next level.
At the end of the day, the goals are clear: keep your productivity levels optimal, your office space immaculate, and your communication uninterrupted. So? Think tech. Think about cleverly using the space you already have. Think about the line where those two places overlap – what latest tech trend can spark life into your new home office?
Define your corner or spare room – a quiet place where you will have your time to be productive, get your tasks completed, and coordinate with your colleagues.
So, clear off your desk, choose a comfy and stable office chair (but not too comfy office chair, but the one that will be gentle to your back), set up a stable internet connection…and find the right tech for you.
Tech, tech and more tech
Noise-canceling headphones are by far one of the most important ingredients for your home office technology. While your family is trying to stick to their own routine, it’s key to have your own peace and quiet to focus on your work.
By utilizing noise-canceling headphones, you could have an uninterrupted conversation with a colleague or you could focus on your creative tasks with some calming ambient music playing in the background.
Desktop computers are always a staple for every office – and for good reason. They are high quality, stable, reliable, and can fit any business that you do. They are also usually connected to colleagues in the forms of a shared hard drive or office-wide communication system.
No matter if you work in the graphic design industry, computer programming market, digital marketing field, or if you work on complex engineering projects – a desktop computer can be tailored to your specific needs. You don’t want to get into a situation where you need to send your part of a collaborative project and your personal laptop freezes all of the sudden.
and even more tech…
With an ample desktop computer, you will need a great monitor. This is especially important when you are working in creative industries and you need to have extreme attention to details within documents and images. All assets look much clearer in HD and on larger screens. It will help you with better focus throughout the day also.
Wireless keyboards and wireless mouses – this is up to you to decide. Since you are working from home – there’s no reason to not choose the gear that serves you best. If you are more into futuristic looks and prefer a separate scrolling space, choose the amazingly cool and futuristic gaming mouse. If you want to keep it simple and focus on work now (to maybe play later), a simple wireless mouse will do the trick. It also applies to the keyboard.
If you just can’t sit in one place all day, and alternative spaces throughout a workday, then having a laptop is for you. You may be limited to your house now, but you can still experiment with working in different spaces while you’re home. Maybe intermittently changing your work environment will spark some new ideas. Your best bet is a MacBook. You can rely on a MacBook that will get the work done.
If you want to kickstart your productivity even more – the iPad is also a great option. You can install productivity apps, write down your ideas when you are not around your computer, and even write down your schedule and stick to it.
High-quality speakers and video cameras are also important when you are having an important conference call with your colleagues, business partners, or customers. Your message should be loud and clear to avoid the distribution of incorrect information.
Let there be rest
When you work hard, it is also important to have some decent rest. We already mentioned that iPads are great for productivity, but as you probably already know, you can also play some games on them, download your favorite streaming apps, or zone out on social media. You can pack your iPad with podcasts, audiobooks, digital books, music, and other forms of brain development and entertainment too.
If you are a gamer, use your high-performance desktop computer with first-class graphics for both your work and playing video games.
In the end, nothing is better than going to a cinema after work. Since we are in quarantine and that’s no longer an option, why not get a professionally installed home theater system in your home? Make some popcorn and enjoy the show from the first row.
BMS Rentals – your home office partner
Tell us about your business and we will equip you with the best tech out there. Our stock is full and we are ready to help you create a perfect home office environment. No matter if you need one laptop or a dozen, we can work something out!