Affordable Trends & Solutions for Your Workspace Transition No matter what time of day you turn on your television, Covid-19 is a topic of conversation 2020 started off like most other years, but everyone\u2019s life changed in March. Covid-19 is something that has impacted us all in one way or another. Some are working home until further notice, while others are slowly transiting back into their offices. Work will certainly not be the same, however Tri-State Office Furniture is here to make this transition go as smooth and safe as possible. Tri-state has a variety of different solutions to accommodate any size project and budget. We have done everything from complete office renovations, to simply adding plexiglass walls to help prevent the spread of germs. Take advantage of your empty space\u2026 If you have been thinking of redoing your office for a while, now is a great time to do so. Especially if your employees will be working from home until the end of the year. Take advantage of not having any down time or interrupting your employees. Not only does Tri-State offer FREE space planning and design, we use great software that helps our clients visualize their space in the most efficient and safest way possible. How can you make your employees safe? The biggest concern business owners face is, how can I make my employees feel safe when they return to the office? The harsh reality is that you can\u2019t expect your employees to return to same working environment they left. Changes must be made in order to show them their safety is the number one concern. Before Covid-19 hit the biggest trend we were seeing in the office was the open floor plan. Collaboration between coworkers was a must. Due to current circumstances these benching system environments are seeing their way out, and many are reverting to the traditional cubicle style workspace. Cubicles are one great way to ensure that your employees are separated, especially if it isn\u2019t possible to maintain 6 feet of distance between each person. We have other solutions that won\u2019t put up visual walls in your workspace and will keep conversations going. Counter shields or sneeze guards can help keep the open plan open and safe! We offer a variety of different size plexiglass sneeze guards for various applications: cubicle shield table divider workstation shields dividers lobby reception desk counter shield desk cubicle divider Tri-state Office Furniture has partnered with a local manufacturer: cutting lead-times in half, eliminating shipping costs and adding the ability to cater to custom sizes. These affordable solutions have a quick turnaround to help ensure you have the products you need without breaking your budget! Working from Home\u2026 Some people have worked from home prior to Covid-19, but others are brand new to this concept. We can\u2019t forget about those who won\u2019t be returning to the office anytime soon, with over 40% of the workforce currently working from home. The most important thing to remember when working from home is to try and find a space that has as little distractions as possible. Your productivity reflects your working environment. If you are in a zoom meeting with a T.V. on in the background not only are you distracted, but your also distracting others. Finding a quiet, clutter less space is ideal. Another key element is making sure you have a comfortable chair. You will be spending a lot of time working in this space, so the couch might not be your best option. You don\u2019t have to buy the most expensive chair. Not only does Tri-State offer a variety of new and refurbished chairs, we also offer a variety of budget friendly pre-owned ones as well. We have hundreds of chairs in our warehouse inventory making it easy to find the right one for your body type. herman miller aeron seating Herman Miller Aeron tristate office furniture seating Tristate Seating allsteel relate chair Allsteel Relate As a designer and sales associate, I have personally dealt with a diverse group of clients, during these uncertain times. I have done everything from complete office renovations, to simply adding plexiglass walls to help prevent the spread of germs. The bottom line is we are all now faced with a new normal, and it is going to take some adjusting. Tri-state\u2019s sales and design team is ready and eager to provide you with all the right solutions. We may not be experts on Covid-19, but we are experts on office furniture. We are here to help assist you any way we can, making your transition stress free, effective and lasting.