What would work for you at work? A cool, clean, and clutter-free desk is one way to put it. After all, you spend practically the whole day at the office even if you exclude the hours of commute or drive.
While this survey is old, it’s true that not every workday is going to be productive. And if you have to go by the hours, a chunk goes to making coffee, heating food, chatting with coworkers, and checking social media, among many things.
Against the backdrop where productivity goes down the drain, you can probably derive motivation and support from conveniences that take care of the smaller details so you can focus on the bigger tasks.
1. Posture Corrector
Slouching seems inevitable, but your back will suffer if you don’t kick the habit. Discomfort can lead to decreased focus at work and, likely, attendance issues. You may need intervention from a device that will see to it that you are seated properly while working.
You can stick the tool on your back and use the app, which sends vibrations your way if you are about to slouch. Its simpler counterparts, like vests, braces, and bras, are often worn underneath.
2. Portable Projector
While projectors are an office staple, their mini versions provide the same utility with portability and accessibility. As far as team huddles go, it’s easier to command people’s attention when their eyes are on the screen. They can alternately look at the presenter and the presentation and take notes.
Mini projectors can connect to phones, laptops, and other devices for games and movies during team buildings. And yes, they can be battery-powered.
3. Wall-Mounted TV
Don’t you wish there were a TV in the office dedicated to news, stock movements, crypto prices, or maybe Netflix for everyone? An LED wall-mounted fixture where everyone can keep up with the latest without opening social media sites. The mere checking on your phone or PC can take from a few minutes to an hour, depending on where it leads you.
As to the streaming entertainment content, having a large monitor may curb individuals’ desire to do in their PCs.
4. Headphones and Speakers
Whether it’s people chatting, mice clicking, or keyboards typing, those sounds can steal your focus. Before you succumb to distraction, bring noise-canceling headphones to work. The audio quality for music and calls is typically top-notch, plus there’s a rechargeable-battery option.
On days when you and your teammates need music to liven up the mood, speakers are around. Portable and discoverable via Bluetooth without the cables to trip anyone in the room, this compact sound setup can pair up with the portable projector.
5. Wireless Keyboard
It spells convenience when you want to connect to a tablet or phone to type quickly or switch from one device to another as one product exemplified. Other variations of this wireless device are rollable or foldable. Check its compatibility with computing gadgets you have.
6. Stress Management Devices
Stressors abound everywhere, primarily in the office, where there are deadlines, tasks, and interpersonal relationships. Workplace stress over a prolonged period can result in burnout. One device aims to mitigate this energy exhaustion before it’s too late by tracking a person’s mental state. Its app will tell you your emotional state.
In the alternative, you can try a fitness tracker that can compel you to walk, move around, or exercise to lift your mood and energize your body.
7. Standing Desk and Its Variations
Point 1 talks about correcting posture to work efficiently, and standing desk points in the same direction. It provides an alternative to sitting for hours, prompting you to stand and burn calories at the same time or maybe ward off drowsiness. These stand-up desks are not sold cheap and thus need a long-term commitment.
Certain products marketed as mini versions offer the same functionality with differing prices. One variation allows the user to mount the desk on the glass so you can watch the view while standing and working.
8. Monitor Riser
When your computer screen is not placed at eye level, your eyes sometimes feel strained. While coffee books look cute and artsy to increase the height of your monitor, there are fixtures made just for that purpose. These risers can be made of wood or metal and are compatible with a standing-desk setup.
9. Docking Station
Even stress has a monitoring device, and while specific gadgets sync to your computer or connect wirelessly, some of them are more straightlaced. A USB hub provides the extra ports for office gadgets.
The more slots for flash drives and memory cards, as well as other standard USB devices, the more streamlined the work becomes. You can charge your phone, expand the power of your laptop with its limited slots. Also, it saves you time to go to the next workstation to use the extra slot.
Office life has its fair share of distractions. And the best way to deal with them is to take advantage of gadgets that help you concentrate, perform, and work to the best of your ability.