It has been close to two years now after the pandemic when many of us resorted to working from home.
Working or studying from home is here to stay and that is why I have come up with a complete guide on all the essentials you will need for teleworking. Let’s have a look;
First thing first you must get access to the internet. Fast internet speed will make teleworking more convenient.
Having a fast internet connection is something you probably already know and that is why I would rather discuss the speed.
A minimum speed of 5 Mbps is stable and reliable enough for a one-person connection that will allow you to work conveniently.
Speeds of 10mbps and over are recommended for multiple users.
The cost of the Internet will depend on your internet provider and that is why I would always recommend that before you purchase any broadband services you read the providers review.
If you know where to look you can also find Black Friday broadband deals that come by in the last week of November every year.
Internet providers in the UK are known to have huge discounts of up to 50% off on their annual broadband deals.
To start you off you may have a read on some reviews about Bigblu UK to find out more about their broadband deals.
The next thing you will need to telework is a computer or a laptop.
A laptop is more convenient than a regular desktop because it allows you to work in different locations and carry your work with you even when you’re travelling.
You also have the option of building your desktop setup to use for work.
For this you will need;
- Monitor – studies have shown that having a large enough external monitor can boost your productivity by up to 52% because then you get to see everything you’re working on one large big screen.
- Keyboard – you don’t need to go overboard with the type of keyboard you use for telling working because a regular smoothly functioning keyboard is good enough.
- Mouse – get a wireless mouse to have a clean desktop setup with minimal codes.
- CPU – the faster processing speed you can get for your desktop the better your or general computer performance.
Never underestimate having a dedicated working space.
Just because you’re working from home does not mean you can sit on your bed and give the same output as when working from the office.
Well, it is possible but it has been proven that having a dedicated space puts you in a working mode and you can focus more on what you’re working on.
There is less distraction which will ultimately boost your output.
To create a good dedicated working space you will need the following;
- A comfortable chair with a backrest
- A working table – your budget allows you to consider getting a flexible standing table to alternate between sitting and standing especially if you are working for long hours.
- A file cabinet
Besides having a computer and internet connection you also need other office devices and equipment period to mention them;
- A printer
- File organisation system
- Paper shredders
- Pen, pencils, paper, rubber, ruler
- Ring binders, etc.
The next thing you must have to work from home is working software.
These are all the applications and software you will need to have on your computer to connect with people at work.
Normally a company or School will provide you with work software but in some cases, you might have to get it for yourself.
Another important software is a filing software audio digital files and documents will be stored.
You want to keep your digital space as organised as it possibly can for faster and easier retrieval of files and that is why you need filing software.
The best way to find good filing software is by reading reviews. There’s no way around it.
People’s opinions guide you to the best available software and in many cases, it might not come cheap and that is why you have to go do whether it is worth the premium purchase.
It is not essential to have productivity software installed on your computer but if you’re someone who easily gets distracted when working from their computer I would 100% recommend it.
Productivity software has features that enable you to block distractions and give accountability to your working time.
Besides that, some productivity software comes in as a single platform where you can find filing systems and other software.
Last but not least you’d want a space where you get to communicate with your colleagues or your superiors.
If you’re running your own company and you have the option of deciding which meeting software to use, always check reviews to find the best at the most affordable one.