It’s hard to believe it's been a year since we packed up our desks, grabbing what we identified as essential for our impending “work from home” office.
In those first weeks, we worked with what we had – propping our computers on piles of books and making interim offices from our sofas.
By Spring, it was time to reevaluate. Many of us have moved from our cozy perches and found ways to carve out our workspaces – converting closets and dining room tables into offices. We brought home monitors, bought ergonomic chairs, upgraded our lighting, and purchased more snacks than we ever expected we would need.
But now, a year into this “work from home” model, it’s time to assess your workspace.
Whether you can’t wait to get back to your office or hope to be remote forever, one thing is for sure: things have changed and it looks like hybrid-work models are here to stay.
As companies, let’s make sure that employees have the necessary setup to be productive, happy, and healthy. Our team has diligently tested many office “essentials.” Some didn’t have an impact while others made all the difference. Here’s what made the list: