Is Custom Home Office Furniture the New Norm for Remote Working?
2020 showed us there are two types of people: those who lose productivity from remote working, and those who thrive in the comfort of their own home.
Whether you’re in the former camp or the latter, your habits, tools, and surroundings directly impact your productivity.
The business world is realizing the new work-from-home trend can cut office expenses dramatically. It’s more important than ever to have your own custom home office furniture so you can stay productive for years to come.
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Working From Home
In the second half of 2020, companies were able to gather more raw data than ever before about working from home. And the overwhelming consensus was that many employees feel they’re more productive in their own homes. In a recent survey, 30% of employees working from home noted they would rather quit than return to the office after the pandemic is over.
Businesses have realized that working from home has done more than just increase employees’ productivity. With most or all employees absent from the office, businesses can save on:
- Office security
- Building and equipment maintenance
- Printer & copier use
Some companies are even abandoning their physical locations altogether, eliminating leasing, renting, and property tax payments.
So those are the savings -- but what is the cost of working from home? Well, many workers are finding that they can’t sit on their couch and work comfortably and productively. They actually need a desk and an office.
Custom Home Office Furniture for the Remote Worker
So, what does having a home office mean for employees working remotely? It’s an opportunity to establish a workspace that combines:
Privacy and Professionalism
When work-from-home orders started rolling out, employers gave a pass to noisy family members and messy backgrounds on video calls. But now employers are re-emphasizing professionalism.
Having a dedicated office space with a simple, professional background will boost your virtual meeting presence. Adding a true office desk -- whether it’s a sit-stand desk, executive desk, or something else -- gives you the “I’m on the clock right now” attitude you need to be productive.
In the early days of working from home, you might have been content to lay on the couch or in the La-Z-Boy answering emails. But, your back can only handle that much “relaxation” for so long.
If you’re working from home indefinitely, having a comfortable place to sit and work will support good posture and improve productivity. We mentioned sit-stand desks -- they’re a great way to keep your blood pumping and reduce strain on your body.
Maybe you’re working in a business where you meet with important clients in person, so you want to have a home office that’s sophisticated too. The right desk will act as a centerpiece for your office, offering elegance and style as well as functionality.
Surrounding your desk with additional complimentary case goods will complete your professional work at home office
Custom Furniture for the Work-From-Home Norm
Ditch the kitchen table and switch to a custom office desk that checks all your boxes. Style? Check. Functional? Check. Unique? Check.
2020 proved that many jobs will move from the traditional office to being fully remote. If you’re in that position, preparing for a future of working from home with stylish and functional furniture is a necessity.