Making the most of working from home

Just like most of the UK right now, working from home is our new norm.

Due to COVID-19, working from home is experiencing an increasing uptake throughout the world. We’re no longer jumping on a train or getting stuck in traffic. Instead, working from home has become the new normal for so many of us.

Studies have shown that working from home does have it’s benefits, such as saving money, more free time, less pollution and increased productivity. 75% of workers say they will be more productive due to reduced distractions and 83% of employees feel they do not need an office to be productive.

Here at GRIN, we’re very lucky to be able to work from home just as well as we would have from our Birmingham office. We asked the GRIN team, what top 3 things could you not WFH without and what does a WFH studio look like to you?


  • My cat Ivor
  • Teams
  • House plants


  • Spotify
  • Coffee
  • Piles and piles of miscellaneous books I someday will be able to read cover to cover, but right now I can just flick through


  • Endless brews
  • Spotify
  • The snack cupboard


  • Music
  • Podcasts
  • Hot Chocolate


  • Radio or music
  • Phone charger
  • Cats


  • A good playlist
  • Desk plants
  • Natural light


  • A dedicated workspace
  • Video calls to stay connected
  • Having a routine


  • Fidget cube
  • Comfy chair
  • Rechargeable batteries