Considering the emerging work practices of the post-pandemic world, a work-from-home position may very well be your reality or future. While measures such as glare & background management can greatly improve your home office on video calls, there’s lots of office tech that will play a key role in your success at your home workstation.
Your computer will be the single most important piece of office tech in your workstation, and you can only perform well if your computer does too. If you do not already have a computer set up, you can scope out many budget-friendly options that maintain good performance without draining your bank account. If you do have a computer already, assess its competence by running a few tests. Video call a friend, open a taxing program (or one anticipated to be used for work), and reference storage statistics to ensure adequate space is available. If you don’t wish to have a dedicated work computer, a hard disk drive can provide a separation of storage between personal and work files.
At blueStone Staffing Solutions, Inc., all full-time employees working from home will be provided with a work computer and a dual-monitor setup. We believe that quality office tech plays a key role in the success of our employees working from home.
Whether you prefer earbuds, over-ear headphones, or stereo speakers, you will need a dependable source of sound playback. Earbuds and even over-ear headphones can be great for meetings. They provide a courteous and private work experience if there are other people close to your home office. Alternatively, a set of stereo speakers can provide for an excellent solution to sound playback when working alone. Whichever device you decide to use, be sure to invest in quality tech for your office; Communication is really important in remote work applications, and clearly hearing your colleagues is a must. Being able to clearly speak also determines success at your home workstation. Test your microphone quality with a call to a friend. Being able to hear and speak clearly will give you the best chance of productive communication. This will benefit both you and your colleagues as you work from home.
Most home workstations are in need of a webcam setup. You may have a camera built into a laptop or a fancy desktop monitor, but they usually aren’t high quality. A good webcam will allow colleagues and clients to see you clearly in your home office. This will help with displaying the utmost professionalism in video calls. Having the right tech for your home office ensures no system lags behind the rest.
blueStone Staffing is a Certified Woman-Owned IT Staffing Company. We were founded in 2002. One of North America’s premier staffing firms, we assist mid-tier to Fortune 500 clients. We find talented candidates that can help complete your project on time and within budget. Our company is transforming the staffing industry. blueStone has excelled over the last 19 years, becoming the vendor of choice for many of the Fortune 1000 companies located in the United States. We hope to be the consultant that you trust your professional IT project needs to! We will surround you with meaningful attention. Our team creates long-term relationships with our clients, candidates, and associates. In brief, we help great people execute their vision.
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