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The pandemic forced many workers to learn how to work from home and increased the popularity of remote working.
Even though some people are slowly returning to the office, remote working is not going anywhere and many will continue to work this way indefinitely.
A survey by employment hero found that 55% of remote workers say that they would look elsewhere if the option of working remotely was taken away.
Knowing this, we can understand why it is important to learn how to work from home and what equipment or tools we need to do so successfully.
Whether you are at home or at a flexible space, you should have access to the following equipment:
Shipping and packaging supplies
Things like envelopes, stamps, or boxes always come in handy because it’s not something you typically have at home. It saves you a run to the post office. You just need to find your nearest drop off location or schedule a pick up with the delivery company.
It’s a good idea to stock up on some basic supplies like paper clips, post-its, pens, staplers, etc. You never know when you’re going to need them. Most flexible workspaces have plenty available at no extra cost.
Even though nowadays everyone owns a laptop, sometimes it’s important to know if your flexible workspace can provide one for you. Maybe you can rent one for an hour or for the day, in some cases they are free to borrow. Find out if they have a laptop available by talking to a manager.
Our lives have really changed after covid, so it’s essential to have disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, face masks, tissues, etc. Especially if you’re going to be working at a flexible workspace where there are other people.
Adapters, chargers, extensions
Whether you’re connecting your computer to a screen display or just need to charge your phone, these are a necessity for your day to day.
Another important thing to consider is having a printer, especially one that also has a scanner included since it helps you go organize our documents digitally. Having a secure shredder also helps with privacy and security.
Most flexible workspaces have this included, you just have to ask what the cost is per copy if any.
Lastly, you should have access to a phone or answering service. Depending on what your workspace offers, you may also get your own company phone number to give to your clients.
There are flexible workspaces that offer all these tools and even more but you might not know about it. Simply asking any staff member or manager can open many doors for you and your business.