The Future of Work
The COVID 19 pandemic has permanently changed working life. In the future, it will be possible to work flexibly from home office or in an office. To meet these new requirements, we have expanded our COMFURNACY seal to also reflect the new “home office” working environment. COMFURNACY HO+ certifies office elements and offers innovative and at the same time ergonomic approaches for the home office.
COVID-19 has changed requirements sustainably
Remote working or working from home will shape our working world of the future in the “New Normal”. In recent years, many companies have started to allow their employees to work from home. In doing so, they are responding to the growing demand for home office: a study shows that a large percentage of office workers would like to work from home for around 2-3 days in the future. Numerous studies show that it is necessary to support employees in this. A recent study by the Technical University of Darmstadt shows that less than 5 percent of office workers receive advice or even financial support from their company when setting up a home office. This is exactly where our COMFURNACYHO+ comes in and supports home office employees in choosing their office elements.
- Productivity is highest in the home office
- Home office on the rise – every second German office worker would like to work from home in the future
- Left alone: Less than 5 percent of respondents have received advice or support from their company regarding their home office equipment – in Germany (3 percent) and the U.S. (1 percent)
COMFURNACY HO+ focuses on the nine COMFURNACY dimensions and four other important dimensions.
These dimensions were identified in surveys in Germany and the USA:
- Integration into the home office
- Flexible use in the home office
- High quality
- Affordable price
The quality of the office elements for the home and the possibility of integrating them are the main requirements for office workers. This is followed by the flexibility of use of the office element. The influence of the price is relatively small here.
© Stock-Homburg 2020 / Online survey of NUSA = 293 office workers in the USA; NGER = 165 office workers in Germany
The survey revealed that companies will have to view the home office as an additional work environment in the future. The reason for this is a better work-life balance and increased productivity. According to the survey, every second German office worker would like to work from home in the future.
© Stock-Homburg 2020 / Online survey of NUSA = 314 office workers in the USA; NGER = 206 office workers in Germany
Which companies have already been awarded with the COMFURNANCYHO+ seal?
The Comfurnacy HO+ seal was designed specifically for the new requirements of the home office. Here you can get an impression which office elements are evaluated. For example, individual already certified office elements are shown below.
Meet up makes project and team work more transparent, flexible and efficient. The mobile board system is ideal for spontaneous and uncomplicated meetings or workshops, even without a fixed meeting room: Perfectly suited for agile and creative ways of working, such as brainstorming, Scrum, Kanban or Design Thinking.
It is important to quickly have the maximum productive workspace available, even in a small space – because mobile working has never been more important. Meet up is also an ideal tool in the home office – whether as a mobile room divider or to record one’s thoughts and to-dos on the board
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The Move it smart storage system is the solution in the modern office world, as it is ideal for transporting work materials. The culture of life in the workplace is undergoing a transformation.
Flexible working on the move, in the office and in shared spaces is shaping today’s working world. Intelligent office systems are needed so that people in modern working environments can transport their work materials efficiently.
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Take a seat in the comfort zone. Your to-strike stands by your side with its standard ergonomic features while your are managing your work. Make yourself comfortable thanks to harmonically balanced motion sequences, adjustable seat upholstery and armrests, ergonomic backrest and lumbar support.
Design: Dauphin Design Team
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leap in time
As a research institute, leap in time is concerned with a holistic approach to the future of the world of work. We are your competent partner for questions concerning the future of the world of work and advise you on the necessary change processes. Furthermore, we support you in training your management team in Leadership 2030.
In close cooperation with international scientists and renowned companies, we have developed the Future Work Navigator as a strategic approach for companies that want to systematically assess and increase their future viability.