Now that many companies have adopted hybrid working arrangements for employees, you may be wondering how to best repurpose your home office to suit your hybrid working arrangements.
The key to doing so is ensuring that you are comfortable working in both your office and home working environments so you won’t dread one arrangement over the other. With this quick guide, you’ll be able to do so seamlessly!
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Creating A Hybrid Workspace At Home
1. Invest in a set of workplace essentials for your home office
If you find yourself hauling around chargers, a water bottle and other workplace essentials back and forth from your office and your home, maybe it’s time to invest in an extra set of each of those. This way, you’ll save time packing and unpacking when you shift to a different location for your work.
2. Create an ergonomically friendly home office
As a hybrid worker, you might not be spending all your time in your home office, but it’s still important to make it cosy. When you spend long hours sitting in front of a computer, having a comfortable and ergonomic chair that supports your back makes all the difference.
You’ll avoid having aches and pains from sitting in an uncomfortable position for extended periods of time. Also, it’s a good way to ensure that you’re comfortable working at home.
3. Freshen up your home office’s look with some plants
If you’re used to working at the office, working from home can give you some serious cabin fever. Try installing some indoor plants to inject a breath of life to your home office. They also boost productivity and improve concentration. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance plant that can thrive indoors, get a snake plant or rubber plant.
4. Choosing permanent fixtures or moving furniture?
If you think you’ll be spending more time working from the office in the future, consider getting furniture that can be moved around and repurposed. This way, you’ll be able to move it into other rooms in your house once you don’t require it as much anymore.
For example, for temporary document storage space, consider investing in a drawer with wheels that can be repurposed into a bedside table when you no longer need it in your home office.
How To Create A Home Office For Hybrid Work
Reworking your home office into a hybrid workspace can be a challenge. Remember to take it step-by step and constantly re-evaluate what you need. You’ll have a workspace that suits your hybrid needs in no time.
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