The Ultimate Must Haves for a Home Office Quiz

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If you work from home, it's time you thought about setting up a proper workspace. Check out our quiz and learn all about the five things you must have for your home office.

According to a 2007 survey, what percent of U.S. companies offer some type of telecommuting program?

If you're headed to your home office to start your workday, you are not alone. A 2007 survey by the Society of Human Resources Management found that 56 percent of United States companies offer some type of telecommuting program.

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Which advances in telecommunication allow the modern worker to work from home?

Advances in telecommunication such as e-mail, teleconference and instant message allow today's workers to communicate easily with their home office, making teleworking a viable alternative for many professions.

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If you don't have a separate room for your workspace, how can you set it apart?

To create a feeling of privacy and separation from the rest of the room, you can delineate your work area with plants, furniture or a screen. Just put up a Do Not Disturb sign and get to work.

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What is the key to making the most out of your home office space?

Organize your work space to complement your work style. Invest in a good filing system and use the wall space to keep stuff off your desk.

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Which United States federal agency can help you protect your identity in case of identity theft?

If you suspect your identity may have been stolen, log on to the Web site of The Federal Trade Commission (FTC). It has useful tips and a step-by-step guide to explain what you should do next.

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What's the best step you can take to protect your documents from theft?

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), approximately nine million Americans have their identities stolen every year. Investing in a state-of-of-the-art shredder and using it consistently is a smart move.

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The average office worker uses about _____ sheets of paper a year.

Make sure you buy a shredder that can handle the amount of paper you use. It's probably more than you think; the average office worker uses about 10,000 sheets of paper a year.

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What are some of the consequences of not using a good office desk chair?

Be sure to invest in a comfortable desk chair. An uncomfortable chair can result in stiffness, numbness, irritability and loss of concentration.

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Which type of desk chair offers the best possible design to reduce fatigue and discomfort while working at your desk?

Ergonomic desk chairs are designed to increase productivity by reducing fatigue and discomfort. Choose one with all-steel construction and a five-wheel base for extra sturdiness.

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How high should a comfortable desk chair seat be?

Your desk chair seat should be 16 to 21 inches (40.64 to 53.34 centimeters) high, allowing you to keep your feet comfortably on the floor when sitting.

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What type of support should a desk chair offer your back?

Look for a desk chair that molds to your lower back. You need proper support for this area of your back when sitting for many hours.

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Which type of printer is inexpensive to buy, but expensive to use?

Though relatively inexpensive to buy, the high cost of inkjet ink makes this printer expensive to use.

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What are the capabilities of an all-in-one printer?

An all-in-one printer conveniently combines a printer with a scanner, a copier and usually a fax. Most offices today have at least one.

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Who is considered to be the inventor of the computer?

In 1840, Charles Babbage invented the Analytical Engine, an advanced calculator. Though his invention was never completed, he is considered the inventor of the computer.

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Which computer tool allows us to create and monitor information?

Literally thousands of software programs help us create, collaborate, control, monitor and analyze information. If there isn't software for a particular application, chances are somebody will develop it soon.

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