Working remotely seems to be the norm nowadays. Life situations occur, as an unprecedented pandemic may require you to telework. For those who are used to working in the office, this may be a whole new world for you (cue the Aladdin music). Don’t sweat it. Let’s set aside the nifty gadgets and tech gear for now. Our office professionals have curated a list of core essentials to keep your home office just as productive as your workplace.
Home Office Essentials
1. Take Note
You start off your workday but realize your planner and notepad are still at work. As you scramble to find some paper to jot down your thoughts, you forget what you were going to write down. Let’s not let that happen again. Notepads, planners and notebooks are always good to have in stock just in case. Sticky notes are a game changer in the home office – handy in size and stick them anywhere to remind yourself of important info. Never miss a note again!
2. Mic Check 1, 2
Meetings will be conducted through conference calls online when working from home. Instead of going through the hassle of trying to dial-in the correct number and access code, have a headset ready for meetings. Connecting to a call is now a simple process as having a mic will let others hear you loud and clear. Just make sure everything is functioning correctly before getting on a call.
3. Get Comfortable
Comfort and working from home go hand-in-hand, however don’t forget about workplace ergonomics (yes, this still exists at home too). Starting with your desk and chair make sure you are sitting properly as you work. Gear yourself up with keyboard and mousepad support. Say goodbye backaches, wrist and joint pain!
You don’t have to think twice printing at the office. Your office is most likely stocked with boxes of copy paper and ink/toner cartridges for all print jobs. However, at home that may not be the case. Be prepared with supplies before you run out of paper or ink. If you don’t have a printer at home, we have a wide range selection to choose from.
5. Writing Tools
“Do you have a pen I can borrow?” doesn’t really work at home. You need to work with what you have. Pens, highlighters and markers are all essential in getting work done effectively. How will you get your work done without your favorite pen? Keep in hand all the supplies you need to work.
Guernsey is here to keep you ahead of the curve. Did you know we offer home delivery of office supplies? We will supply your work from home staff with office essentials straight to their front door. It’s a quick and easy process, with numerous benefits to share. To get started talk with your account manager today!
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