We are witnessing an enormous increase in people’s choices to leave their work offices and work from home and for many companies, physical offices are a thing of the past. Telecommuting has become very easy and all communication is effectively conducted using tools like Skype or Basecamp. Tasks are delegated, projects submitted and issues discussed, all without you leaving the comfort of your home.
While it’s true that you can stay in your pyjamas all day and avoid the morning traffic, there are many distractions at home, such as your kids, noise, household chores etc. There’s no one to keep an eye on you so you might start slacking off and not accomplishing your maximum capacity.
Whether you work in an office or from your desk at home, manage a few dozen employees or an Etsy shop, it’s vital to create a productive work space. You want to minimize distractions, but without it feeling like a prison cell. You want to encourage collaboration, but without sacrificing individual performance. There are loads of variables to consider, and it can seem really overwhelming. Don’t worry though, because I have a helpful list to get you started. I even brought science to back it up.