“Try to find a separate room” – Lineke, backend developer at Egeniq
It’s tempting to just sit down on the sofa with a laptop, and while that works if you need to work for a couple of hours, it’s not a healthy work environment if you need to work from home for a couple of weeks. At Egeniq we make sure everybody gets a desk and a monitor to help create a dedicated work environment, but given the temporary nature of working from home in the current situation, that might not be feasible for everybody. If you don’t have a desk and a proper office chair, try to at least pay attention to your seat and table. It’s better to sit on a chair at a dining table than to hang on the sofa. On a sofa, you’re looking down at your laptop even more than on a dining table, and this could lead to pain in your neck.
Spend some time finding the ideal workplace within your home. Don’t just look at the table and chair you’re going to use, but also ensure that you have a place that is as free from distraction as possible. If you sit in the same room where the kids play, your productivity might suffer.
“Friday afternoon, big fat 90’s house music time!” – Andries, backend developer at Egeniq