New Home Office "HR" Policies
March 31, 2011 10:41 AM Subscribe
I'll soon be working from home full time. What are some "policies" I can enact for my home office to keep my productivity, sanity and health intact?
posted by Diplodocus to Work & Money (21 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
I’m transitioning from working from home part time to full time. Working from home part time has presented some challenges:
Sometimes I'll end up working too hard or for too long. Sometimes I'll have the opposite happen and have a hard time getting started or staying focused. Sometimes I'll realize I haven't left the house in waaay too long. Or that my neck hurts from poor office ergonomics and too long spent hunched over.
I would like to make some "policies" for my home office to keep me productive, focused, healthy, sane, happy and not a total hermit.
Some examples might be some sort of policy about taking breaks that require leaving the house, maybe only working between certain hours, or having to be dressed and showered before starting work.
If you were HR of my one person home office, what policies would you make?
And, bonus question: Since I'm still getting set-up, what is some general office equipment that I really shouldn't skimp on? (my first thought here is desk chair, but I’m sure there are other things)
Side-note: My work requires I be at my full desktop computer setup, so I don't have any "work from a coffee shop" type options.