Ah, the home office. The birth place of businesses or the place to pay your credit card bill and reflect on all the money you've spent on golf equipment this year. Paying attention to how you set up your office is crucial to increasing your effectiveness, productivity, organization and comfort. Whether this is your primary work space or a secondary locale, whether you need every new gadget or a place to write thank you notes, we at MDG have gathered our favorite basics for a home office.
A desk is the landing zone for bills, ideas, frustrations and creativity. Decide if you need drawers or not, if you like to stand or sit, and how much space you need.
The kind of chair you choose depends on how much time you'll be spending at your desk. Consider arm rest height, wheels or no, and lumbar support.
A good lamp will prevent eye strain. Some even produce simulated natural light, like our middle selection below, and will help keep you alert and focused.
Stay prompt and time-blocked with a clock in your line of sight. Picking up your phone to check the time could get distracting, so choose a desk or wall version that suits your fancy.
One of the perks of having a home office is you get to pick the accouterments and color choice is up to you. Blues evoke a sense of calm while red draws focus.