We are now living in an era when working at home will become for many the new norm: getting the work done at home on one's computer, then transmitting the results, most likely as an email attachment, to a central office that one used to drive to every day, but no more.
For some this is nothing new, as they have been working in a home office for years. But for others now entering this new world of working at home, it will be new and challenging.
As one might suspect, there are lots and lots of websites out there that discuss this new workstyle, both visually and practically.
For a visual perspective, for example:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgklvwjkty0
That's a visual take on it. For the practical part, there are also many sites that offer suggestions for creating and putting into play one's own home office, such as this one:https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-set-up-a-workable-home-office-1977403
A nice thing about
creating and using a home office of course is that we can do it any way we want, and be as imaginative as we want to be in the process.
In my own case, for example, years ago I took the den room on one end of my house and turned it into a home office. (Actually I'm retired, and was at the time, but I still do home office type functions, so the need was still there). It's nothing fancy by any means, but I was able to take the space in that room and arrange it and fill it with a medium-size side table, metal filing cabinet (not everything's digitized), and nice lamp. My workstation was the central element, of course, and I worked around that. I was even able to set it all up with one of the room's windows to the side, enabling me to look out on the back yard whenever I wanted.
In fact, I'm sitting in my "home office" right now as I type this.
I can see setting up home offices becoming a specialty available from furniture stores, for a charge, but people can easily do it themselves, and probably have more fun doing it that way.
But working from home will certainly be the new norm for many, and thinking about
setting up that home office, if one has not already done so, will likely become high up on the "to do" list.
If you are having or have had any thoughts yourself about
setting up/using your own home office, or if you have already done so, and would like to offer any advice or suggestions on doing so to others, please share.