How to Create a Smart Office
If you’re a home business professional or work for a company that uses an office to get work done, it would be a great idea to get the office setup correctly so that you’ll never be in a position where you don’t have everything you need. First, let’s go over what you’re going to need to have in your smart office to make a complete setup.
1. Computer Desk
Some professionals will opt to have a full featured desk with lots of storage space and ample desktop area. This is fine for people with a lot of money to spend on a desk, as money isn’t much of an issue for some people. However, budget conscious individuals may opt for a less lavish setup, and sometimes can get by with using something as simple as a basic table to set their computer, keyboard, mobile phone, and other work accessories on.
2. Adequate Lighting
No matter what, you’re going to want to have some soft lighting available in your office setup. Ideally, you should be able to set the lighting level from dim, normal, and bright based on your needs of the moment. There are many cost efficient lamps available for purchase, as well as ceiling lighting fixtures you can have professionally installed.
3. Air Circulation
In any office, the more you’re in it, the more stuffy it can become. This problem is easily remedied by opening a window or door and installing a window fan to get some fresh air circulating into the room. Especially in spring and summer, the fresh air can increase productivity by keeping employees more oxygenated and energetic.
4. Work PC/Keyboard/Monitor
Every office setup needs a good PC system. When shopping for one, ask yourself a simple question. What range of tasks will you be needing the PC to perform for you? If your business centres on graphically intensive applications or other programs that need a lot of system resources, then plan your purchase accordingly. Buying a PC with a super-fast processor, tons of RAM, and a high end video card is an unnecessary expenditure when dealing with most office work. For example, a typist working primarily on Microsoft Word isn’t going to need a high end PC to accomplish the task. Be smart and resourceful!
Also, purchasing a backup PC to immediately come to the rescue in the event of a critical system failure would be a good idea too. That way, no downtime is experienced and no profit losses either.
5. Desk Chair
Many bosses often make the mistake of buying a sub-par office chair that their employees eventually grow to hate. To solve this problem, spend the few extra dollars to keep your employees in comfort with a padded chair they’ll be happy with. This means better productivity and better health too.
6. Mobile Phone (Optional)
Some employees are frequently on-the-go and need to be available to work associates throughout the day. A good solution to this dilemma is a quality mobile phone or smart phone such as one with the Android or Apple OS installed on it. You might also choose to go with a more affordable phone and mobile plan without all the unnecessary hardware you don’t need.
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