The Work From Home Essentials Any Remote Worker Needs (2022)
Working from home can be wonderful! Many now swear by a work-from-home professional life and can't imagine suiting up for the office any time soon.
What we gain when we work from home, of course, is our commute time back and the comfort of having our own things. Particularly if you just changed your address, you'll want to get some time back. And pajama working...sure (as long as you don't have any Zoom meetings)! If we have kids, then we get to spend some time with them throughout the day when we take a break from our remote workspaces.
What we miss when we work from home, however, is the human connection that you get from being in daily contact with your coworkers. We miss being in a buzzing office full of life and energy, which can sometimes drive new ideas around the coffee machine. We also miss some of the office essentials that a company sets up for us, like an ergonomic desk chair, a powerful computer, and a setup that's customized for your work.
Don't get us wrong. We're not arguing that we should all return to the office anytime soon, but we are going to encourage you to make sure your own workspaces are as comfortable and conducive to your work as possible. I mean, you're spending eight hours a day there, right?
Let's make sure you have the work from home essentials that you need to make working from home the best experience it can be. (It's still work. We can't change that!)
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