The office has taken on a new level of importance. In 2020, home offices set the stage for unprecedented productivity at work.
Whether you’re continuing to work from home or returning to a little slice of your company’s headquarters, you know the right office setup empowers you to stay productive and supports your physical and mental health.
At Foresight, we help your clients manage risk through our proprietary technology because our goal is for all workers to get home safe. And that extends to our distributed team working from their home offices. So we asked our brilliant team for their office must-haves that keep them feeling motivated every day — and we got some brilliant answers!
Chair, desk, computer. Those items work well for a quick call or answering emails, but to work full time, your body deserves the best fit for ergonomic health.
Ergonomic furniture and accessories help prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders, which can absolutely result from working at a desk. Some of the biggest risks of working from a home office include improper posture, repetitive movements, and even compression.
So what does our team do to support our spines?
Everyone recommends investing in your chair. You’ll know you have the right chair when your neck, shoulders, and arms are relaxed, with your ears roughly over your shoulders.
Many on the Foresight team are also partial to a standing desk. Standing desks or sit-stand desks come with all kinds of benefits, including the reduction of shoulder and back pain. If you aren’t ready to replace your current set-up, you can also add a standing element to your existing desk to raise your workstation to eye level. Be sure to use an anti-fatigue mat while standing.
Whether you sit, stand, or walk, you also need to make sure you have the right desk accessories including:
Tip: Want to make sure your office won’t be hard on your body? Use our ergonomic workstation checklist to evaluate your office setup.
Have you noticed that it’s somehow even easier to sit at your desk all day when you’re in your home office? With no colleagues to talk to or group Starbucks runs to make, working from home requires you to find a different routine.
How are Foresight staff staying active? Well, it’s not easy, but if you develop a daily rhythm and focus on activities you enjoy, you’re more likely to find more success.
Mental health and productivity are two sides of the same coin: burnout leads to productivity fall out. Switching off and protecting our mental health is important for our professional and personal lives.
As a remote-first organization, the Foresight team relies on productivity tools as a core part of our daily work. Some of our favorite methods for getting things done include:
Tip: Want to keep up with your co-workers, build something fun, and try out music you might otherwise not experience? Use Spotify Premium to collaborate on a remote playlist and keep your team grooving to the music. Check out the Foresight Spotify Playlist here.
Protecting your mental health is the most important task you have. And the methods you take look different for everyone. Some of the ways our team cares for their whole selves include:
Now for some fun!
Working from a personalized space will leave you feeling more inspired, creative, and productive every day. Some of our team’s favorite office items include:
Foresight is an industry leader in risk management, so it’s no surprise that our team goes out of their way to minimize risk to their bodies and minds, especially when working from home.
Are you ready to help your clients better manage their risks and prevent claims? Get in touch to learn more about how Foresight’s innovative risk management technology could help your middle-market clients.