Create a Professional Work-From-Home Setup: 10 Tips for a Dream Home Office
The pandemic has brought the "future of work" into the present. Remote work and hybrid work-from-home setups have become ubiquitous. As a result, many people have been forced to design a home office from scratch. If that’s you, you may be wondering, "What is the best home office setup?"
We've been helping individuals and companies create spaces that improve their work for decades. Today, we're rounding up essential tips and tricks to design a home office setup to support your remote work.
It's no secret that some of the world's greatest writers have been women. From impactful works of fiction to hard-hitting journalism and elegant poetry to complex histories, female writers have penned incredible works of literary mastery. In the business world, women have been significantly underrepresented, but as those tides change it becomes more and more important to listen to the wisdom of women who have found success.
Female leaders are often held to higher standards than their male counterparts and, consequently, are often recognized for the accountability that comes with added scrutiny. The women on this list all broke molds in their industries and did so with a high degree of honor and respect that has endured through the ages.
In a world where inclusion, representation, visibility, and diversity matters, it's often a long and winding road to find balance in the workplace. Even after a company builds a workforce that represents the world around it, employee support is as important as ever. Creating an employee resource group (ERG) is an effective way to bring like-minded employees together for the opportunity to lift their voices up and inspire meaningful change.
Rounding out 2021, NBF’s Volunteer Committee was honored to make a donation to Book Ahead: A Wisconsin-based non-profit organization whose mission is to provide books to underserved children, aged 0 through 5 years – a new book every month. These efforts help develop literacy early on and encourage reading with the adults in their lives. The Volunteer Committee felt Book Ahead’s mission closely aligns with our continuous dedication to the nation’s littlest learners.
As we enter 2022, it is clear that the practice of healthcare design remains a dynamic and challenging one. As designers, we have been working hard to respond to complex, changing needs, managing stalled project timelines and navigating supply chain and labor challenges. It is clear that we don’t have a crystal ball, or certainty on what will happen to our industry next. I recall naively thinking “this will all blow over in a few weeks” in March 2020, and here we are almost two years later! So, where do we go from here? What can we look forward to in 2022 and beyond?
By now it's obvious that the layout and look of your at-home workspace doesn't look the exact same as your traditional office. There's a whole new set of clutter challenges that come with organizing these residential workspaces but, just like their corporate counterparts, there's ways to clear the home office clutter for a more productive workday.
Driven by the need to store things away, individuals with “Hider” personalities like the idea of order but struggle with “editing” their collections of stuff. The Hider believes that any drawer or bin will do nicely, but these drawers are typically unorganized and stuffed to the brim. The Hider motto? “If you can’t see it, there’s not a problem.” If you think you might be a Hider, keep on reading to discover clutter solutions that may work for you.
Are you an Overthinker? Overthinkers tend to be perfectionists who always have a vision of how to reduce clutter but have a hard time getting started. Internally, they’re shouting, “It’s overwhelming! Where do I start?!” If this sounds like you, keep on reading to learn solutions to your overthinking clutter roadblocks.
The Procrastinator motto is “I’ll get to it later”. If you fall into this well-meaning clutter personality, you always have someplace to go or something more important to do. This of course means that organizing your workspace gets constantly shuffled off until tomorrow. The problem? Tomorrow is just as busy, and the mess continues to build. If this sounds like you, keep reading to discover solutions for clearing your office clutter.
Call it sentimental, but the Saver holds on to anything with a story. From a work standpoint, it might be your first winning business proposal from 1995 or that whiteout you haven’t used since you had a flip phone. Most likely, these items are just collecting dust, but the Saver feels reassured knowing that they are always there ‘just in case’. If you find yourself constant telling yourself, “I might need this later!” then read on for helpful clutter solutions.
To empower all minority employees in the workplace, members of National Business Furniture took the initiative to create a new Employee Resource Group (ERG), BOLD365. Diversity, equality, and inclusion, or DEI, is a necessity in companies large and small and has a direct impact on every employee at every level of the company.
Greener is greater! Making sure that your home office is a sustainable haven is an emerging necessity in today's interior design. From top to bottom, it's easy to integrate eco-friendly aspects into your workspace. Remember that it's okay to just follow a guideline or two. Every little bit matters, even if you aren't completely diving in to a fully-sustainable space.
Held this year in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, EDspaces brought manufacturers, designers, and educational professionals from around the world for a week of collaboration surrounding the future of furniture in learning environments. Last year in 2020, virtual learning was the hot topic but now that we are navigating our new normal, trends such as multi-layered flexible learning spaces, gemstone inspired colorways, and biophilic design stole the show.
At the end of October, a handful of your friends here at NBF ventured to Cleveland Ohio for this year’s annual Healthcare Design conference. Cleveland’s hospitality and ‘warm welcome’ made up for the overcast and windy weather during our visit
You may have recently read our guide to table heights and wondered to yourself, “But what chair size do I use with these tables?” Put simply, counter height stools go with counter height tables and bar height stools go with bar height tables. But, of course, decision making is never that easy, is it? Often times, chairs and stools aren’t listed as being counter or bar height, and you’re left to guess for yourself. If you’re on the hunt for new chairs or stools for your breakroom, basement, kitchen or café, let this be your guide.