Three Tips to Organize Your Home Office

Posted By admin on December 5th, 2013

How To Organize Your Home Office

How To Organize Your Home Office

Your home office should be a place that offers you solitude and makes you work uninterrupted with passion and enthusiasm. However, if not properly organized, instead of offering you work-environment bliss, it will turn into stress and a distraction generating machine. Today, I will discuss three simple steps you can take to organize your home office.

Location – Your home office should ideally be somewhere with less home traffic, for example, away from the kitchen or living room. However, for many this may not be an option if you live in a small space. You can use portable wall dividers, partitions, screens, etc. If your room offers you an outside view, for some being able to look out the window or glass wall during work means more productivity. For others, it may be exactly the opposite. So set up your home office in such a way that it does not interfere with your natural rhythm to become productive.

Better Tools Offer Better Productivity – You should invest in ergonomically suitable furniture, high quality computers, monitors, lighting, and other necessary equipment you require for your home office. These may cost you more initially, however the output that comes from a comfortable and well-equipped workstation will pay off in the long run.

Minimalism – Like every other aspect in life, being minimalistic offers advantages as well when it comes to your home office. A home office full of clutter and unnecessary furniture can cut down your productivity significantly. I remember when I had 2 big screen monitors (occupying two computer desks) in my home office because I thought it looked cool. Once I got rid of one monitor and desk, I felt much better with more space increasing my productivity in the end. Get rid of all your clutter and things you never need, keep things in their place, manage all files, cables, and wires properly, and see how your productivity can shoot up.

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Work at Home Trend Is On The Rise, Even Among Non-Entrepreneurs

Posted By admin on May 21st, 2012

Employees Are Catching Up With Entrepreneurs On Working At HomeEmployees Are Catching Up With Entrepreneurs On Working At Home

In the past, it was thought that working at home was a luxury that could only be afforded by entrepreneurs. However, in the post-industrial economy, a greater numbers of paid employees are choosing to work at home. Due to the availability of technology and the increasing popularity of working at home, more employers are offering the option to work at home than ever before.

I was looking for some stats to illustrate this trend. The most reliable I was able to find is a publication by Stats Canada made available in 2010. Let’s look at some numbers:

Self-employed people working at home in 2000 = 1.4 million

Self-employed people working at home in 2008 = 1.8 million

Percentage of the workforce working at home in 2008 = 11.2%

Percentage of people who are working at home and employees = 48%

Percentage of people who are working at home and entrepreneurs = 52%

More university graduates (22%) are working at home than high school graduates (7%).

More male employees (29%) worked at home than female professionals (19%).

More self-employed females (67%) are likely to work at home than males (56%).

City employees are more likely to work at home than those who live outside a city.

Source: Working at Home: An Update

Now, if you are an entrepreneur and already working from home, you are well aware of the advantages of working at home. If you are an employee and would like to work from home, talk to your manager or HR dept. regarding work at home opportunities provided by your company. If you would like to search for work from home jobs, enter these keywords in your search enquiries: “work at home”, “part time”, “work from home”, and so on.

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