- Gary Garrett
Working from Home at The Baldwin: Tips & Tricks for your Remote Office
The "hybrid" work schedule has never been more prevalent than it is right now. With countless Americans spending more time working remote than ever before, it is essential to create a sufficient space in your apartment home for professional engagements. Sound overwhelming? Here's some tips and tricks to help you get started:
Select a Consistent & Dedicated Workspace When you aren't going into the office every day, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain a daily work routine and schedule. You'll find yourself surrounded by distractions, which could ultimately lead to a drop in productivity. We recommend you combat this by selecting a consistent and dedicated workspace in your apartment home. Set up in the master bedroom, a guest room, or even the living room. You know your habits and tendencies best, so plan accordingly.
Improve Internet Speeds with an Ethernet Wired Network Connection We get it. You've got phones, tablets, smart TVs, and more hooked up to your Wi-Fi network. Why battle for bandwidth when you can connect your work equipment directly to the internet with an Ethernet Cable? Your apartment home has a collection of ports that you can build your workstation around!
Pick a Comfortable Desk Chair The stereotypical American work week is 40 hours! In an uncomfortable chair, that 40 hours could feel even longer. Make the investment in a comfortable seating arrangement that can handle frequent and extensive use. You'll thank us later.
Ensure that Lighting is Adequate During Business Hours When selecting your home office location, we highly recommend setting up in a space with sufficient lighting. Not only is a window view aesthetically pleasing, but it can also help to prevent eye strain from staring at a bright screen in a dark room for too long. Luckily, our apartment homes offer an abundance of natural light, giving you plenty options to choose from.
Add a Personal Touch You're going to spend a lot of time here. Once you've established your workspace, add a personal touch to make it a more warm and personable space to spend your time in. Pictures, art, or even a prized possession can make all the difference here.
Overall, our community has been carefully curated to ensure that our residents have each and every opportunity to make their apartment a home. Be creative in establishing your remote office, and remember, we'll have plenty of caffeine ready for you in the clubhouse if you need an afternoon boost!