The workplace has changed in 2020. Although a lot of folks still drive to their office, a new trend of working from home has emerged. You could be an entrepreneur, freelancer, salesperson, consultant etc. Employees who work from home are more productive. Work from home statistics suggest that telecommuters are more productive workers. Two-thirds of managers’ report that employees who work from home increase their overall productivity.
Here are our 5 home office essentials.
A Second Home Monitor
If you don't already have a notebook or monitor, then get one! Depending on the specific requirements of your daily responsibilities, adding a second monitor to your workplace setup is always a good idea. The extra monitor will allow you to multitask, keeping multiple windows open at the same time, and gives you more room to see the full scope of what you’re working on. We have to warn you though - once you start, you won’t want to go back to a single monitor.
We love the Dell 27-inch Monitor which has a built-in power supply unit that further reduces clutter. Protect your eyes by minimizing harmful blue light with Dell's ComfortView feature. Optimize eye comfort and minimize distractions thanks to a flicker-free, anti-glare screen. Stay organized between applications, emails and windows on one screen using Dell EasyArrange.
This one is pretty obvious, right? Most businesses can operate completely paperless these days, but it’s still a good idea to have a printer nearby—just in case. The Canon Maxify MB2740 Multifunction Printer is a fully featured printer, scanner, copier and fax designed for home offices. It provides mobile printing and cloud integration, while its 500-sheet paper capacity and fast 24ipm mono print speed maximise productivity.
Home offices should always have a few varieties of backup, in case things go wrong. You never know when your place may lose power. We would suggest the Mecer 1000VA Offline UPS. You’ll also want to make sure all your data is backed up, whether it’s on a local hard drive or in the cloud. The WD My Passport 4TB Portable Hard Drive is ideal for transferring files, saving memories and backing up right away. WD Backup and WD Security software are included to help protect your data.
The Right Chair
Never underestimate the power of a good chair. Ergonomics suggest that the right support, while working, can help you prevent postural problems, like back pain, later on. If you want to be trendy, you can try to use a stability ball, or if you’re interested in avoiding the problems with sitting in general, you can invest in a standing desk. If you're looking for a great chair though, then we would suggest the Linx Sleek High Back Chair .
A Work Desk
You've been waiting for this one. A work desk will make your work life incredibly easy and comfortable. The Linx Colorado Work Desk is beautiful enough to upgrade any room, spacious enough for all your organizing needs, and sleek enough to fit into any room.
Whether you have a home office already or you're planning on working at home in 2020, these 5 items will make you more productive, comfortable and professional.