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Highlights of home office layouts and designs

WFH Stipends: 104 Companies That Provide Them

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This post was written on August 11, 2022. We updated the research and post on January 23, 2023. Why did we build offices in the first place? We needed… A place to collaborate A place to get work done with the proper equipment Well, the internet knocked out #1 as many major companies have gone remote. We can work together on Zoom, Slack, email, and remote collaboration tools just fine. But...

Home Office Background Ideas For Zoom Meetings: Complete Guide

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You’re ready to improve your home office background for video meetings – enough with the window glare, the slightly made bed, and the poster from ten years ago. You want to present a bit more professionally in Zoom meetings. But on the flip side, you don’t necessarily need the Library of Alexandria behind you. You just need some simple improvements or a backdrop that dresses up...

5 Video Conference Backgrounds Reviewed (Avoid These 2!)

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You used to jump on video meeting in a hoodie and put it up with the Dallas Cowboys poster over your colleague’s shoulder. But it turns out this work-from-home thing is going to stick and a bad webcam background is the new version of showing up to the office in gym shorts. You’re done showing your guest bed in your home office background or a pixel-y virtual background. There have to...

41 Bedroom Office Ideas (With Real Photos)

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You work from home, which you’re loving, except for one issue – your bedroom has turned into your home office. It’s time to get creative to make your bedroom/office a good place to sleep and work, depending on the time day. 🛑 The internet (I’m looking at you, Pinterest) is full of photos of home offices with perfect lighting, amazing furniture, and plenty of space.  🟢 But you...

What Is The Best Day To Work From Home?

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I surveyed 483 people asking one simple question: What is the best day of the week to work from home? I was curious to know from people who work in a hybrid setting (sometimes in the office, sometimes remotely) which was their favorite day to skip the commute. Here’s what we found out.   What is the best day to work from home? Monday In a survey of 483 remote workers, Monday received...

20 Ways To Improve Your Home Office Space

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Working from home has become very common in the last two years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. With that said, many new and longtime remote workers still find it challenging to set up an area that allows them to truly focus. We’re here to help you meet those challenges. If you work from home and are looking for ways to improve your space, below are 20 ideas to enhance your home office...

How To Set Up A Home Office In A Bedroom

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I’ve been fortunate enough to work from home for 10 years, and during that time, I’ve learned that having a functional home office makes a huge difference in my work. However, I haven’t always had a dedicated home office. On three occasions, I had my home office in my bedroom: In my early 20s, when I lived with four roommates When my wife and I traveled and rented Airbnbs When our second daughter...

Providing Equipment For Remote Workers: 4 Options

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At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies scrambled to meet the needs of employees abruptly transitioning to remote work environments. While companies and workers have now had several years to adjust to remote work, the initial assumption that most workers would return to the office after the pandemic has been revised. Remote and hybrid work arrangements are part of the new normal, and...

Working From Home With Kids: Products, Tools & Advice

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My dad worked from home for 40 years–using a landline and fax machine–with four sons running around the majority of his career. I remember when he had a phone call and us kids were being too loud, he’d snap his fingers and scowl at us. That was our cue to be quiet. Let’s officially put that down as his top tip: Scowl and snap if your kids are being too loud. But you may be looking for...

Home Office For Two: Desks, Equipment & Layouts

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My wife, Shannon, and I have worked from home together for five years now. Since 2017. As two people working from home at the same time, we’ve been through just about all of the scenarios. And we have plenty of home office products that are now firmly in our past: foldable desks that didn’t work out, video meeting backdrops that failed, room dividers we no longer need, and lots and lots of dead...