09 Sep What’s Important for the New Home Office
Between self-employment and telecommuting, the home office is now a hot residential amenity that is quickly becoming the standard. According to Entrepreneur.com and Global Workplace Analytics, almost 25 million Americans are calling home “the office” at least one day a week, a population that is up 29.4 percent from 2005 to 2012.
Home office needs are evolving almost as fast as the technology that accompanies them. It’s no longer about setting up shop in the spare bedroom or spread across the seldom-used dining room table.
What’s important for an efficient and functional home office space?
Many agree that we are moving toward “less is more:” less paper, more scanning and digital filing; less clutter, more streamlining. What items are absolutely essential to getting your work done efficiently? The more organized your space is, the more productive you will be.
Another important feature to many home workers is flexibility. With smart devices and social media blurring the transition from working to everyday living, workspaces are starting to reflect that multipurpose ideal.
This could mean having a workspace that blends into part of a family or entertaining room or creating a “command center” in an open area where parents completing projects and children doing homework can work alongside each other.
One trend is certain: people no longer want their offices to look just like a cubicle or stingy corporate space. Many are viewing their home office as a peaceful and relaxing getaway, where they can tap into creativity and also step away from the desk to mix up the day.
What features are in high demand for your ideal home office? Share by commenting below!
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