EN­SURE

PRO­DUC­TIV­ITY

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PROP­ERTY own­ers and res­i­dents who are work­ing from home must care­fully con­sider the set-up of their home of­fice. This will en­sure the space al­lows for pro­duc­tiv­ity among the home dis­trac­tions.

Some of the most im­por­tant con­sid­er­a­tions in­clude:

◆ Suf­fi­cient desk space: Ide­ally one should have a ded­i­cated room for a home of­fice with a door that can be locked to prevent dis­trac­tions. If this is not pos­si­ble, a desk is a non­nego­tiable. A lock­able cup­board or fil­ing cab­i­net and a good chair are rec­om­mended.

◆ Decor: If one plans to com­mu­ni­cate with clients or col­leagues via we­b­cam, en­sure the decor is ap­pro­pri­ate.

◆ Tech­no­log­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties: Ac­cess to email and a phone are non-ne­go­tiables. Video com­mu­ni­ca­tion is also im­por­tant. In­ter­net con­nec­tions must be strong and re­li­able. A VPN net­work will be needed if you work for a com­pany.

◆ Sep­a­ra­tion: En­sure your work and liv­ing

spa­ces are kept sep­a­rate.

VI­TAL A qual­ity we­b­cam is one of the ne­ces­si­ties for em­ploy­ees and busi­nessop­er­a­tors work­ing from home.

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