• How to boost productivity whilst working from home

        • In light of recent events and the likelihood of home office working becoming much more common across the country, Vari has put together six tips on staying productive at home.

          Create a dedicated workspace

          Don’t cut corners when setting up your workstation. If you have a small laptop, consider getting a monitor that will expand your visual workspace. Clear your area of any personal clutter (apart from decor) that could distract you from work mode.

          Set work hours and expectations

          Choose specific work hours that you’ll stick to and manage them with your family, friends, and coworkers. Your coworkers will be less likely to assume you’re always online, and your friends and family will be more likely to respect your work time. Setting limits will also help you be more focused. Take breaks as you would at an office, but don’t spend extended periods of time doing housework or giving in to distractions.

          Get dressed

          Working in your pyjamas sounds like a pretty good perk, but it may not be ideal for your productivity. We’re not saying you have to put on a suit, but try to at least change out of what you woke up in. This will help fight lethargy.

          Give yourself light

          Workplaces that are too dim can cause eye strain, while too much artificial light can cause sleepiness. Make sure you have at least two points of light, and ideally, one of these points should be natural light. Studies have shown that workers in natural light are happier and more productive than those who work in artificial light only. If you have weak overhead lighting, try setting up by a window or using a desk lamp.

          Stay organised

          This is important for productivity but equally important for fully enjoying after work hours. Leaving your office area messy creates an unwelcome reminder of what needs to get done. Use trays in drawers or file things away in cabinets to put papers and unfinished business out of sight. That way, you won’t be as likely to think about it when you’re trying to relax.

          Stand up

          Standing up at intervals throughout the day will boost your energy levels. It also significantly reduces your risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, dementia, and more.

        • Stay up to date - Click here and register for FREE Channel Info online membership and enjoy unlimited access to a host of benefits including the exclusive members area of the website, downloadable business tools, current and back issues archive, priority breaking news alerts, weekly e news summary and the Channel Info app

        • Related Articles

        • How to recruit new teammates virtually

          How to recruit new teammates virtually

          Friday 3rd Apr 2020
          In our social and professional lives, conventional norms have all but disappeared. Coronavirus has brought about a huge change to the day to day running of every business, and for those of us who are able to operate digitally, it poses new and intere...Read More...
          How to successfully manage remote workers

          How to successfully manage remote workers

          Monday 23rd Mar 2020
          As the UK continues to wind down, with schools, transport and more businesses scheduled to close and work from home, flexible working specialists Instant Offices have investigated the industries that are likely to be prepared for complete r...Read More...
          80% businesses state a lack of people skills is holding back Digital Transformation

          80% businesses state a lack of people skills is holding back Digital Transformation

          Thursday 19th Mar 2020
          Over a third (37%) of all UK, businesses are looking for digital transformation strategists and visionaries to help deliver IT projects in the very near future, while at the same time identifying what skills will be needed tomorrow, next year and the...Read More...
                • About Us

                  Channel Info is the leading source of business news and information for the office dealer and reseller market. Our multi-platform approach delivers relevant, engaging and focussed content via our main printed magazine, supplements, website, digital editions, apps, newsletters and bespoke communications with an unrivalled reach across the industry. A highly trusted and respected brand for many years, the team behind Channel Info has over 60 years experience collectively in the office products, furniture, equipment and technology markets Channel Info continues to develop and adapt in order to meet the changing information needs of its readers.

                  For our latest Media packs and more details on our range of services click here

                • View Latest Issue