Returning to the office vs home working and the role of second hand (used) furniture
The government are lifting restrictions and encouraging us to get back into the office, but whatever the long term working arrangements are for your business, we can help you kit out your office in an affordable and environmentally friendly way.
Since the beginning of the pandemic almost 2 years ago, the business world was turned on his head, with a significant number of employees working remotely. The vaccine roll-out and the booster jabs success have shown that COVID-19 cases are proving more manageable and it’s time to make the shift from working from home to getting back into the office.
Many organisations and business managers will undoubtedly have to consider what suits them best and take into account what their employees need. Pre-pandemic, letting employees work from home put fear into some business owners, thinking they wouldn’t be as productive…the lure of the TV, the washing, or a sunny garden.
But a recent study by the ADP Research Institute shows that when restrictions are fully lifted, 32% of employees will want to continue to work from home. Some still prefer the traditional office environment and this could mean a significant change for employers who may get inundated with requests to carry on WFH. So whether it’s a home office or a business premises, you may need second hand (used) furniture to accommodate this new way of working.
Here at Diamond Office Furniture Ltd, we always have a wide selection of high quality, second hand (used) furniture available. All of our furniture is affordable, quickly ordered and delivered to you direct whether at home or in the office. Desking systems, chairs, storage, reception or breakout area furniture are all available to get you up and running again. We can also work with you to create 2D and 3D plans to ensure that your work space works for you and your staff and has extra distancing to keep people safe.
One main advantage of being back together in the office is that it can reduce screen fatigue. Being with people is so good for our emotional and physical wellbeing. Face to face working releases the feel-good chemical in our brain and with an end in sight for eye-straining on-screen meetings, many are excited to get back into the office environment and work with people again.
Buying second hand (used) furniture is proving more and more popular; an eco-friendly way to keep office furniture out of landfill space and minimise greenhouse gases. It is also a far more affordable way to refurb your office or home working space. By making the transition from new to second hand (used) furniture, you will make a positive environmental impact and give perfectly usable pieces a chance at being utilised once more.
If you’d like to make an appointment to talk about how our second hand ranges could help your business, our friendly team are available to take your call.