CHANTILLY, Va. – June 2017 – According to a Census Bureau Report, 5.8 million Americans reportedly worked from home at least part time in 2010, with the work-at-home population growing 10x faster than the rest of the workforce. Even companies are finding that workplace flexibility enables employees to work more efficiently and effectively, as 40 percent more U.S. employers offer flexible workplace options than they did five years ago. This shift in more home-based employees also means consumers are needing to create at-home office spaces that are as functional as they would be in a corporate setting.
Yet home-based work environments can become crowded, disorganized, and ultimately cause a stressful workspace, if not properly designed and set up. That’s why furniture manufacturer BDI designs small and home office furniture that creates productive and feature-rich workspaces, which ultimately reduces stress and aides in a more effective work day.
Since most telecommuters report working at least 35 hours a week in a home office space, one of the most important criteria for creating a productive environment is organization, and making sure your space is functional. The most efficient workspace keeps confidential documents secure while also providing convenient access to all supplies and paperwork. Having an optimized office space gives workers the freedom to work at their own pace and simultaneously keep distractions at bay.