Productivity in the home office
- COVID-19 brings productivity losses of up to 50 percent.
- Productivity is highest in the home office.
- Mixed home office constellation in COVID-19 crisis as productivity killer. Common causes:
- Unclear regulations and guidelines for security behavior in the company
- Strong uncertainty due to pressure of presence
- Permanent, non-communicated changes
- Availability of workstations (e.g. ensuring digital interfaces, disinfection
- 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 the respondents did get any advice or support regarding their home office equipment from their company – in Germany (3 percent) and in the US (1 percent)
Before COVID-19, only about 10 percent of office workers had the option to work from home. Today, every second person works regularly from home.
A recent study by the TU-Darmstadt shows that less than 5 percent of office workers receive advice or even financial support from their company to set up their home office. This results in productivity losses of up to 40 percent.
This is exactly where COMFURNACY HO+ comes in. It certifies office elements and offers innovative and at the same time ergonomic approaches for the home office.
Curious? Please find more information below.
focuses on the nine COMFURNACY dimensions and four further important dimensions.
These dimensions have been identified in surveys in Germany and the USA:
- Integration into the home office
- Flexibility of use into the home office
- High quality
- Affordable price
© Stock-Homburg 2020 / Online survey of NUSA = 293 office workers in the USA; NGER = 165 office workers in Germany
Home Office HO+
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people have been forced to work from home – most office spaces have been left empty. While some office buildings are slowly preparing to reopen, others are still focused on surviving critical periods. Even after COVID-19, the “new normal” – needs to be flexible and responsive to the needs of office workers.
What can office elements do to support office workers when working from home? How can virtual work and new processes be managed?
Which companies have already been awarded with the COMFURNANCY HO+ seal?
CuboAdvanced flex – Welcome to the Executive Club
The active pelvic support ensures that you will automatically sit upright and therefore correctly on it. The individual options for adjusting the seat and backrest also cater for the most sophisticated standards. When combined with the matching cantilever chair, it gives any office a unique character.
Note: Content provided by producer, translated by leap in time (source: https://www.zueco.com/de-en/products/office/cuboadvanced-flex [07.01.2021])
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