While most business offices throughout the state are opening their doors once again, albeit with safety protocols in place, the home office will remain an important part of today’s work culture as our nation moves forward amid COVID-19.
Many individuals who moved their offices home were faced to work in whatever free space was available with a decent Wi-Fi connection — whether it was the kitchen or dining room table or a spot in the basement.
Trellis, a Herman Miller-certified dealer and office space creator, recently announced its corporate home office program, where businesses can build specific packages for their employees who are now working from home. Just like outfitting a brick-and-mortar office, this concept allows organizations to purchase products at scale, allowing access to contract pricing for deep discounts.
“We saw a greater majority of the workforce almost immediately shift from working at their in-office desks to a makeshift office space in their homes,” said Bill Payne, president of Trellis. “While some were lucky enough to have a dedicated home office space with a door to shut out interruptions, others often had to move their home office location daily to fit around their new day-to-day home and work life.”
Before the pandemic, many business owners had mixed viewpoints about working remotely or working from home. But as COVID-19 hit Michigan in March, working from home became an instantaneous demand for countless workers.
“As we’ve seen thousands of people working from home throughout the country these past few months due to the pandemic, we believe the work-from-home evolution and the rebirth of the home office are here to stay,” Payne said. “But those who are relatively new to the home office environment may face their own set of challenges. From finding a dedicated tr without interruptions in the home to ensuring work and home life boundaries to having ergonomic furnishings, we at Trellis can help you create a viable home office that’s conducive to your lifestyle.”
Employers have discovered working from home does work, and in some instances, their employees are even more productive. Payne notes the feedback his team is getting from customers is that this new work environment allows their employees to continue to stay connected and complete their projects while providing flexibility.
“We recognize that companies and organizations face many challenges in today’s evolving workspace due to the pandemic and by allowing work-from-home options, some businesses are realizing lower operational costs,” Payne said. “As we work with businesses to define the goals and objectives of these new home office spaces, our work-from-home-designs offer an optimal solution for proficient work performance.”
Trellis has been equipping remote office spaces for those working from home since before COVID-19 became part of our everyday dialogue. Customized remote office spaces to fit any work style, Trellis furnishings are geared toward anyone in any industry, including health care, manufacturing, education, C-Suite business executives and commercial services. With unobtrusive installations that take about 30 minutes or less, the team at Trellis can transform any makeshift office space into a fully-functioning and ergonomic home office with all the proper tools to perform today’s modern tasks.
“We offer many home office product packages to make your home office space suit your personal work style and functionality,” Payne said. “Working from home is not new, but it is now part of our mainstream culture that will be with us for years to come.”