Working from home is undoubtedly a great convenience; however this also raises the risks of having more problems in your work. For one, when you’re in the office, you have a ready team of IT experts that could address any problems right on the spot, however with home offices you only have yourself. Data back-up is also automatic for most offices, but at home, only you are in charge of this task.
When a garbage truck hit a power pole in California back in April, for example, 900 customers lost their power. What if this happened while you were nearing the final pages of your report, or was in the middle of a video call with your boss? These types of accidents are not always acceptable reasons for not finishing the job; simply put: if you choose to work at home, you must be ready with a contingency plan.
Here are important reminders to observe in your home office.
An alarm clock can also come in handy to keep you on track of your deadlines. It’s also important to not mix-up your personal and work accounts, so make sure you have a separate email and phone number for your work. Lastly you can also try having a small fridge and bathroom inside your office so you don’t have to leave the room. This will keep you in “work-mode” until you decide to retire for the night.
(Can a Simple Accident Shut Down Your Home Office?, tmcnet.com)
(10 essentials for a sweet home office life, cnbc.com)
(25 Home Office Essentials, workhomeyou.com)