Working from home is a dream for most people. But it can turn into a nightmare without the proper workspace and technology. Sure, a desk, chair, and computer are what you need to work, but is your current office affecting your productivity? Boost your productivity with technology and make work enjoyable. These are some of our favorite tech tools we can’t live without.
Ergonomic Office Chair
If you’re fidgeting in your desk chair trying to find a comfortable position, it’s time for a change. Especially if your job requires you to sit for long periods of time. Ergonomic chairs are specifically designed with office workers in mind. They improve your posture and provide support to joints including neck, back, and hips. Ergonomic chairs are adjustable, practicable, and affordable. What more could you ask for?
Portable Standing Desk
If you’re not ready to commit to a new desk, opt for a portable standing desk for your laptop. Standing desks improve posture and give you the flexibility to stretch your legs. While some people swear by standing desks, it’s recommended to consult an ergonomic expert to find the perfect fit for you.
Google’s G Suite
A must-have for any home office is Google’s G Suite. G Suite has all the cloud-based services any-sized enterprise needs — including Google Calendar, Google Talk, and Google Drive. For only $5 per user per month, G Suite’s Basic edition includes 30GB of online storage per user. If that’s not enough to convince you, G Suite offers custom business emails for your employees, zero ads, and 99.9% guaranteed uptime.
There are two kinds of people — those who like jamming to tunes during work and others who prefer silence. Whatever the case, invest in quality headphones. Noise-canceling headphones are excellent to block distracting noise so you can focus on work. For homebound workers on the go, Bluetooth headphones can connect to your computer or phone.
Soft Light Desk Lamp
Lamps are one of the most underrated home office equipment. During the day, natural light is one of the best lightings to work with. But for those late nights in the office, a soft lighted lamp is important for eye health. Proper lighting prevents eye strain, improves visibility, and can improve mental health.
An Apple technology, AirPrint prints full-quality photos, and documents without downloading any software. This means you can print from your Apple device including iPhone or iPad wirelessly. The AirPrint printer is so popular, most modern printer models have it enabled.
Taking the business world by storm are AI automated personal assistants like Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa. Smart assistants answer basic questions, schedule appointments, and answer phone calls. They’re even capable of connecting to home devices including your thermostat, lights, and computer monitors. Smart assistants are ideal for small enterprises to keep on top of scheduling, client calls, and buy products.
Have you ever had a hundred tabs open and can’t find the tab you need? It’s like finding a needle in the haystack. The idea of dual monitors sounds complicated, but it makes a world of a difference. Using multiple monitors keeps your work organized and lets you have more than one program open at once. Just make sure your second monitor has a readable screen and display brightness for optimal eye comfort.
Make Your Home Office Space Work for You
At the end of the day, what matters most is that your home office is comfortable and tailored to your needs. Invest in tech tools you know you’ll enjoy and use. Do additional research to ensure your home office can benefit from tech tools. And don’t be afraid to take the plunge into technology for your home office. They’re designed to work hard, so you can work smart.
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