A hybrid office will require new routines. Here’s how to get it right

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Despite new norms around flexible work environments, inclusive work spaces and habits still deserve consideration. Businesses across the globe have come a long way in embracing the digital office over the past year, since work-from-home became the standard for nonessential companies. Even before the pandemic, I championed the concept of the “modern” working environment and embraced the hybrid office (half in-office, half remote). Read Full Story

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If you don’t have a back-friendly workstation at home yet, follow these 5 rules

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Whatever your situation, here are some home office tips from ergonomic experts on how to improve your workspace. After several weeks of working from home, I’m starting to feel it. My back is playing up, my neck and shoulders are tight, and my legs are getting increasingly more restless. My makeshift remote work setup consists of a little desk and a dining table chair—not exactly the ergonomic home office setup the health and safety department would recommend. Read Full Story

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Companies are rushing to reopen their offices. Here’s what they’re getting wrong

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Flexible work is here to stay. Where we get our work done is less important than how we get our work done. The coronavirus pandemic forced many of us to work from home, and the big surprise is: Work got done. Employees are still productive. They like the freedom of remote work. Yet some organizations are scrambling to reopen their offices as quickly as possible, and to do so, they are trotting out design solutions that supposedly protect workers, from algorithms for re-densifying offices to clinical “scrub” rooms in reception areas to the sorts of cubicles made infamous by Dilbert and “The Office.” One problem: These strategies are reactionary and irrelevant long-term. To cultivate the office of the future, companies need to acknowledge three truths about the modern workplace that existed even before COVID-19: Read Full Story

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