Working from home has its own perks – for lazy lay-ins, flexibility during the day and the chance to spend more time with loved ones. If you've spent the past year or so working in the comfort of your home, you're not alone – and it comes as no surprise that this WFH boom came as a result of the pandemic. For those who enjoy the indoors, it's worked out for the better in some cases. But there are plenty of ways to improve your home working space, without ending up resenting it and not being able to differentiate between work and rest. The best thing to do is to set up a dedicated study room that separates you from the tele and all the comfort that comes with the rest of the house. Next, a selection of quality ergonomic furniture to ensure healthy habits.
Queue in Humanscale – the leading designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Its award-winning solutions cater to large offices as well as DIY home workspaces. The New York-based company has worked with legendary designer Niels Diffrient, Don Chadwick and Todd Bracher, to name a few, all purpose and comfort driven to ensure maximum efficiency and durability. Humanscale also places a heavy emphasis on its green ethos, as coordinated by Chief Sustainability Officer Jane Abernethy. From its Signature Freedom Headrest Chair to the versatile Float Standing Table, Humanscale is your one-stop shop to all your office necessities. We speak with her on the sustainable process behind the brand and her recommendations for setting up your own home office.
Can you tell us about yourself and what it means to be a Chief Sustainability Officer?
As the CSO, I lead the sustainability element of the company globally. I work with our executive team and CEO to define our vision for sustainability along with our annual goals. Then, my team and I work with many different departments to make sure we meet our goals. We work with the product development team on each new product in development, with our operations teams, on how our factories run with our sourcing teams on how we hold our suppliers accountable and with our marketing team on how we share our journey to becoming more sustainable.