This is an introduction to how I have set up and organised the principal elements of my home office.
While I am fortunate to have an office in London for my Corporate Advisory work as a partner of IAF Capital Limited, I try to spend several days a week working from my home office and this is therefore a very important part of my work/life balance.
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Making a Start…
The first element you will need is a suitable room, preferable somewhat cutoff or separate from your main house. This needs to be yours – all yours and not shared with your life partner. Its not that I am not into the sharing thing but you need the space to be able to concentrate and focus on your work.
I would then make sure that, however you furnish it, you have a good desk and a comfortable office chair. In addition, sufficient drawers, bookshelves and cupboards for putting everything away in makes it much easier to remain organised. I have to admit that I am not always the tidiest person in the room and my desk can sometimes look like a tornado has hit it.
That then is the basics. Lets get down to the real meat of this article, the technology!