These stylish Herman Miller chairs are on sale and perfect for your home office

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Meet the Cosm and Lino office chairs, which were designed for working from home before working from home was cool. As our new work-from-home reality stretches from weeks into months (and maybe beyond ), many of us are realizing the flaws of our home-office setup, particularly our choice of chair. As one FC editor recently lamented: “I thought I had an OK office chair when I worked from home 25% of the week—but now I realize it’s a torture device.” Read Full Story

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Ready to upgrade your home office? These well-designed desk chairs are up to 80% off right now

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It’s time to elevate your work-from-home setup—and give your aching back a break. We’re now eight months into our work-from-home experiment—and many of us are started to realize the flaws of our home offices. The biggest one: lackluster desk chairs. So if you’re ready to upgrade your home office (and save your back), here are six desk chairs that are well-designed and currently deeply discounted on Wayfair. Read Full Story

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These well-designed desk chairs will instantly improve your home-office setup (and your posture)

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Sitting at home for 40 hours a week isn’t so bad with these comfortable, trendy office chairs. The weeks have stretched into months as we have all adapted to working from home—and chances are, you’re not going back into the office full-time anytime soon. Many companies (read: Google, Viacom, Amazon, Facebook, and others) have extended work-from-home policies all the way to next year. So why not spruce up your space and treat yourself to a work-from-home setup that you want to spend 40 hours a week in? Read Full Story

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Editors picks: 16 home office improvements that Fast Company editors swear by

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Standing desks, office chairs, back pillows, and ergonomic keyboards and mice. Here are the products that have changed our work-from-home lives. We won’t be leaving our home offices any time soon. Even with the sweet siren call of the vaccine on our horizons. So, it feels like the right time to invest in making the space more comfortable, efficient, and stylish. We looked around our own home offices and asked Fast Company staffers for their tried-and-true WFH gear, furnishings, and tech. Here are our favorites. 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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Even your home office is sexist

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The home office works well as a quiet room to concentrate and work, but in homes that do have one—and when both partners are at home, as is increasingly the case—that space often defaults to the man. It’s just past 10 a.m. and my partner, on his third virtual meeting today, is working nonstop in our home office. My son has taken over the family room to attend a virtual science camp and video-editing classes and to play video games. I now realize that this will be his work space to attend distance learning classes in the fall. Read Full Story

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How Humanscale pivoted from in-office to the WFH furniture market

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30-second summary: Humanscale is an award-winning provider of ergonomic office furniture that, pre-pandemic, was primarily focused on selling to companies in the B2B space The pandemic abruptly halted sales of the corporate office furniture while forcing Humanscale’s staff to work remotely on short notice Leena Utsch, Humanscale’s CMO, worked with her team to create a brand-new work from home (WFH) campaign within two weeks She faced the challenge of educating the sales team about the new offering, updating all creative and marketing materials, and alerting customers and prospects of the new offering, all within a short time frame Humanscale used its existing digital asset management (DAM) platform to update, manage, and distribute information about the new WFH offering within two weeks They successfully grew this new category by 300 percent and expanded their retail direct-to-consumer business in the process Humanscale’s One World Task Chair For a company like Humanscale , …

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These 4 beautifully designed desks will instantly upgrade your home office setup

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These chic, modular, customizable desks are perfect for sprucing up your home office—and your work ethic. First, there were chairs . Now, we’re covering desks—a well-worth-it investment to spruce up your space and treat yourself to a work-from-home setup that you want to spend 40 hours a week with. Considering the daily demands of working from home, the desk you set up in your personal space needs to be space-savvy, attractive, and sturdy. It’s the kind of purchase you only want to have to make a couple of times in your life. Here are four that we recommend. Read Full Story

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Lessons from the pandemic: Have a plan B, C, D, and E

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This tech CEO reflects on what he’s learned after a year of leading remote teams, and the challenges ahead as companies move to reopen. Before the pandemic, I barely ever worked remotely; my team at Okta always thrived on office energy and connecting in person. And while I thought I’d grown accustomed to seeing people only on Zoom or in Slack channels (I’m an engineer by trade and tend to be introverted), I realized how much I missed in-person collaboration after seeing a few team members (masked up, outside, and post negative COVID-19 tests) during the filming of a documentary tied to our annual “Oktane” event a few weeks ago. Read Full Story

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