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Alice Borner
Alice Borner

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Does the organisation of your workplace influence your efficiency?

For me and for many people it does, and a lot!

I am very privileged to have a good home office, but unfortunately not everyone does.

A few small things that you can do to have a better working experience are:

  • Make sure to work in a comfortable chair (if needed put a back pillow) and on a desk. I know working from the sofa or bed might look tempting but it's not really healthy.

  • Try to find a quiet place so that you can focus and if possible (and if it makes sense to you) dedicate that place only for working, so that you "enter the work mood" when you are there. The same for when you finish working, you leave this place and your mind understands it's finished πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ

  • Having an external mouse πŸ–±οΈ (which is normally not so expensive) makes a huge difference in the ergonomics. It's really a worth low-investiment gadget. Ofc you can go wild here, if you have the budget, including external keyboard, monitor, good headphones (that helps many people concentrate πŸ’‘), etc

  • Recreating/adapting the working from office routine works well for lots of people, trying to wake up every day at the same time, getting out of your pijamas, maybe showering, having breakfast, those things we used to do before the whole working from home situation, but ofc enjoying the perks of it, like using the time you used to commute for reading a book for instance πŸ“–

  • And last but not least, I just read that there are studies showing that plants in the home office can reduce stress and increase productivity! Gonna get mine soon 🌻

Which tips do you have to share with us?

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