Bookkeeping office productivity can effect the bottom line of your business and therefore it's success or failure.
If you are the type of employee that gets to rejoice in the splendor of working at home, you probably have some sort of home office set up.
For some, that involves a small table or desk with only your laptop and landline, while others have a more intricate office space that is designated for work-related activities.
In either case, you need to dedicate some time to improving your workspace, which will have a direct effect on your productivity!
Start with a designated space.
If you have been blessed to be a business owner, or an employee that is able to connect with clients from the comfort of your own home, then you need to have created a space that is dedicated to focusing solely on your work, and is away from any distractions.
You can’t feel very productive when sitting on the couch with your laptop in tow, so try to create good habit s by sitting at a desk that helps to keep your mind actively engaged in your work.
By created a semi-formal work space, you will find that you can get a lot more done than you think by creating positive behaviors from the start.
Next, organize your office and bookkeeping supplies.
At your desk, you will find that keeping a notepad and a writing utensil within arm’s length will come in handy when you need to jot down something down quickly.
You will never have to succumb to dashing around the house in a frantic search to find a pen ever again.
How many times have you found yourself in desperate need to print out an important legal document, and your printer suddenly turns on you and starts spouting off that it needs new ink, the printer alignment is off, and other strange malfunctions?
It is such a pain to have to deal with these problems in our times of greatest need, so head off those problems by running a regular diagnostics check on your printer.
Also keep a backup of each of your printer’s ink cartridges, so that you will not find yourself in such a dire situation ever again.
Also make sure to keep up with your files.
It is always good to have an organized file cabinet in your office area. By keeping a copy of all of your important documents and bookkeeping forms in one place, you don’t have to worry where you placed those paystubs, or that last inventory order form that needed to have shipped your company’s products TODAY.
Having a hard copy can help save you from wasting time searching for them at a later point in time.
Lastly, keep food away from your desk.
Just like most people who an office job, they tend to find themselves eating at their desk while they are trying to finish a deductible expense report before the end of the workday.
Don’t get into the habit of bringing food to your desk, as this will only create further bad habits and a dirty workspace.
When you start to get hungry, set your phone to “Away” where you can still get messages, and take yourself to a place where you can focus on eating your food before returning to your desk.
You will then be able to focus all of your effort on your work, without the distraction and messiness that food can have on the quality of your work.
Now that you have updated your office space at home, you will be able to make the most of your time and improve the quality of your bookkeeping work output!