This whole working from home thing got me thinking about what everyone’s remote workspace might look like. Do they set themselves up in one spot or do they move around the house? Prior to the mandated shelter in place – I’d never thought about how or “where” they work. At CIL, we’re remote all the time. Most of us work from home on a daily basis. However, why had I never considered what those spaces look like?
This prompted me to send out a request to the team. I asked them to simply show me their workspaces. Un-tidied, un-styled – just a real photo of where they work every day. Below you can see the different setups. What was the most interesting to me was how each workspace embodied the person that uses it.
Personally I need a cluttered space, woven into a busy room with candles, gigantic amounts of coffee and papers everywhere for me to doodle on. This is necessary. As you can see below – this is not true for everyone.
We wrote a little post a while back about setting yourself up for remote work which you should definitely check out. It has 50+ ideas and I’m going to keep adding to it as I find interesting things to put in there. Another post by Inc.com has all the deets for setting up your remote workspace.