Forget the corner office and enduring rush hour traffic. These days, the home office is where many of us are taking care of business.
According to Census data, the number of people working from home at least half of the time has increased by 115% since 2005. As of 2017, the number of telecommuters in the U.S. workforce has risen to 3.7 million.
Employees who work from home also aren’t lounging around in their pajamas and binging Netflix on the company dime either. Eighty-six percent of employees who work from home say they’re more productive than in an office environment, and two-thirds of managers say they’ve seen a bump in productivity when they allow people to work from home.
Still, working from home has its challenges. The home/work environment can quickly become disorganized and stressful without an organized workspace. Additionally, it might not even be possible to dedicate an entire room solely to work for those who live in a smaller home or apartment.
Thankfully, feature-rich office furniture designed with small space working in mind can help. Here’s how.