How to Maximise Productivity When Working from Home in 2020 and Beyond

For those of us who are lucky enough to stay employed throughout the national lockdowns, it has also removed some of the negative elements of working within a shared environment. All of a sudden, regular discomforts like lengthy commutes or traffic jams have become much less of an issue in 2020.

However, that doesn’t mean homeworking is entirely fault-free. There are still plenty of common problems that employees working from home may experience on a daily basis, which can have a negative impact on your business. This article will provide you with all the information you need to know about keeping yourself and your staff productive when working from home in 2020.

Maintaining Productivity

A fall in productivity has been one of the biggest worries for business owners in regard to their employees working from home in 2020. How do you ensure that your company remains profitable whilst keeping your workers out of harm’s way? The simple answer is through a well optimised home working setup.

We can all agree that every line of work comes with its own degree of stress involved. Even on the best of days, nobody wants to deal with their regular dose of pressure from their job role AND workspace related issues like a lack of desk room or uncomfortable seating.  

Thankfully here at Excek we’ve got an abundance of options designed to fix these problems. For example, our desk solutions provide plenty of room for users to operate with everything they need. Using a spacious work area allows for large monitors, notepads, and other essentials for maximising the speed of conducting work. The last thing you want is a wobbly makeshift desk with barely enough room for a child to finish their science homework!

Employee Wellbeing

In 30 years’ time when most of your colleagues are retired, how do you want them to remember the crazy year of 2020? What will they tell their grandchildren about how their working life changed forever? One thing is for sure, eventually your employees will forget the early Friday finishes, and other work-based bonuses, but they won’t ever forget how you treated them.

Lockdown has forced many challenges onto businesses. But thankfully, decision makers still have the power to ease the troubles of their workers by catering to their physical and mental health. If you’re not using equipment designed with ergonomics in mind, it can cause serious long-term problems relating to the back, neck, and shoulders.

Make sure that you’re investing in the best desk chairs for your employees so that they’re in the best state of mind for doing their job, so that they look back on your company with fondness.

Future Uncertainty

With all of the twists and turns that 2020 has had to offer, it’s safe to say that the only certainty in life is uncertainty! And whilst social distancing may only be a temporary guideline, it doesn’t mean that homeworking will become a thing of the past. The good news is that there is more chance of a homeworking investment becoming a long-term solution, rather than just a temporary fix. Get it in place and ready so that your business is future proof!

Cost Savings

If you’re worried about the amount of money you are spending to optimise home working environments, don’t forget about all of the savings you’ll receive by renting smaller capacity (if any) office spaces! As the business world continues to innovate, the demand for office space also continues to grow. Get ahead of the game by allowing your employees to work from the comfort of their own home, with minimal ongoing costs for your company.

Companies Who are Homeworking Permanently

Many large companies like Twitter & Facebook have already made the announcement that their workforce will be switching to a permanent homeworking solution going forward. If you’re still on the fence about investing the solution, consider this: if some of the biggest companies in the world are choosing to do it, shouldn’t it be something you need to think about too?

Final Thoughts

If you’re going to implement a work from home solution into your business, make sure you do it right. Depending on the industry you work in, there are different options to suit you and your colleagues. Get in touch today and we can help you figure out the best products to optimise your future business success!

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