• 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

        • Small businesses migrate online to keep ventures afloat

          Small businesses migrate online to keep ventures afloat

          Tuesday 9th Jun 2020
          One in seven small business owners (14%) say they are transitioning towards becoming fully or mainly online enterprises since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK, according to new research from Hitachi Capital Business Finance. The findi...Read More...
          Unused annual leave could cost thousands for businesses

          Unused annual leave could cost thousands for businesses

          Friday 29th May 2020
          As employees return to work, UK businesses are likely to face a backlog of annual leave requests that could cost thousands of pounds.   By collecting data and analysing the average monthly salary at a baseline at £2,214 and at least 50 pe...Read More...
          Planning for the now and next workplace normal

          Planning for the now and next workplace normal

          Thursday 21st May 2020
          Plenty has been written about the importance of engaging with and maintaining a productive workforce during the crisis. But as some countries start to relax their lockdown measures we need to move beyond tips on and effective management of remote wor...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