As cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continue torise, companies have asked the majority of their employees to work from home ina bid to curb the spread of the disease.

<p><b>However, as employees are adapting to working from home, some still find it challenging.</b></p><p><b>Creating a functional working space is not as hard; here as some of the ways you can ensure your workspace at home is conducive.</b></p>

In Kenya, despite the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagweordering businesses to allow their employees to work remotely, some havedeclined as most of them are casual workers.

However, as employees are adapting to working from home,some still find it challenging.

Creating a functional working space is not as hard; here assome of the ways you can ensure your workspace at home is conducive.

A good desk and chair

One of the most important things to consider when you areworking from home is the chair and the desk you'll be using. A good chair canensure you don't break your back or tire easily. Choose a chair and acomfortable desk; otherwise, you'll hate working from home.

Minimal interruptions

The last thing you want is to be interrupted when you areworking remotely. Having kids at home, especially now that institutions havebeen closed, can cause you a lot of distractions. To avoid this, make sure thatyour kids have something to do. Engage them in some online learning or evengames to keep them busy. Also, if you don't have a home office, choose a roomwhere you can lock yourself to reduce the distractions.

Good lighting

There's nothing more frustrating than straining your eyeswhen working from home. Choose a corner or a setting with proper lighting ifyou have the option. If your work requires you to do meetings online, e.g., onZoom, choose an area that brings you natural light; otherwise, your colleaguesmight struggle to see you.

Decorate your working space

You don't want to get bored when you are working from home.Putting up inspirational quotes or artworks around your working space can makeit easier for you. However, don't put up too much decorating that will causedistractions.

Look for a way to keep time

If you don't create a working plan, you might overworkyourself. Have a way you can track time to know when to take a break. It's easyfor time to pass by when you are working remotely, and before you know it,you've been working for over 12 hours. Whether you'll choose to hang a wall clock,or set up an alarm, find a way to track time. 

Equip your working space

Depending on what kind of work you do, consider whatequipment you'll require. If you are a designer, consider all the tools you'llneed and keep them in place; otherwise, you'll struggle to find them when youare trying to beat a client's deadline. Make sure your working space is wellorganized to help you work efficiently. Arrange your equipment at the end ofthe day in a way you won't struggle to find them in case the need arises.