19 February 2021

Home and flexible working

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If ever there is a topic highlighting how we must adapt, it is home working. 60% of business leaders in Western Europe and North America expect at least 25% of their workforce, and in some cases all of their staff, to work at least partly from home. (CCS Insights). This will be an ever-changing landscape as people adapt to the ever-changing situation.

Since 2014 all employees have had the legal right to request flexible working. According to the TUC only 30% of requests were accepted in 2019, and they state it is still unavailable to 58% of UK employees (Wired Jan 2021).

There will be an uptake in travel and going back to work after the pandemic. But, it is generally accepted that most people will split work time between home and office, with the home getting the majority share.

We designed and engineered the Oploft for Posturite a sit stand desk which saw significant increase in demand during covid lock downs. The product is adjustable from 30mm to 420mm, whilst being portable and can be put away at the end of day. A product that helps a person’s health and well-being while working, and can be packed away at the end of a workday really made an impact this year.

There is a need for good design to solve the lifestyle compromises employees must make as they juggle their personal and professional lives in their homes. This will be an ever-changing story as the shift back to work starts to happen.

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19 February 2021

Home and flexible working

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If ever there is a topic highlighting how we must adapt, it is home working. 60% of business leaders in Western Europe and North America expect at least 25% of their workforce, and in some cases all of their staff, to work at least partly from home. (CCS Insights). This will be an ever-changing landscape as people adapt to the ever-changing situation.

Since 2014 all employees have had the legal right to request flexible working. According to the TUC only 30% of requests were accepted in 2019, and they state it is still unavailable to 58% of UK employees (Wired Jan 2021).

There will be an uptake in travel and going back to work after the pandemic. But, it is generally accepted that most people will split work time between home and office, with the home getting the majority share.

We designed and engineered the Oploft for Posturite a sit stand desk which saw significant increase in demand during covid lock downs. The product is adjustable from 30mm to 420mm, whilst being portable and can be put away at the end of day. A product that helps a person’s health and well-being while working, and can be packed away at the end of a workday really made an impact this year.

There is a need for good design to solve the lifestyle compromises employees must make as they juggle their personal and professional lives in their homes. This will be an ever-changing story as the shift back to work starts to happen.

19 February 2021

Home and flexible working

Back

If ever there is a topic highlighting how we must adapt, it is home working. 60% of business leaders in Western Europe and North America expect at least 25% of their workforce, and in some cases all of their staff, to work at least partly from home. (CCS Insights). This will be an ever-changing landscape as people adapt to the ever-changing situation.

Since 2014 all employees have had the legal right to request flexible working. According to the TUC only 30% of requests were accepted in 2019, and they state it is still unavailable to 58% of UK employees (Wired Jan 2021).

There will be an uptake in travel and going back to work after the pandemic. But, it is generally accepted that most people will split work time between home and office, with the home getting the majority share.

We designed and engineered the Oploft for Posturite a sit stand desk which saw significant increase in demand during covid lock downs. The product is adjustable from 30mm to 420mm, whilst being portable and can be put away at the end of day. A product that helps a person’s health and well-being while working, and can be packed away at the end of a workday really made an impact this year.

There is a need for good design to solve the lifestyle compromises employees must make as they juggle their personal and professional lives in their homes. This will be an ever-changing story as the shift back to work starts to happen.