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.