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Here’s how ‘The Office’ characters would style their work-from-home setup

If “The Office” was still on today, it would probably look a lot different.

With the global pandemic forcing many offices to have their employees work remotely, the Dunder Mifflin crew would most likely be working from home, too.

In a fun, re-imagined version of the set, online interior design service Modsy came up with what some of the characters’ home offices might look like right now.

Below, see the newly designed spaces for Michael Scott, Dwight Schrute, Jim and Pam Halpert and Kelly Kapoor — and decide who deserves the Dundie Award for best WFH setup.

Michael Scott

The Office work-from-home setup
The Office work-from-home setup

He may be the boss, but he also wants to be your best friend. That’s why Modsy designed an approachable and casual home office for Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell). Alessandra Wood, Modsy’s vice president of style, said Michael would probably want his office to

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Elliott Holt was always firmly opposed to letting employees work from home.

“There’s no control over it,” says the CEO of a Nashville-based medical records company. “We like to be in control.”

With MediCopy growing at breakneck speed, its work-in-the office ethos spelled a feverish expansion of its physical presence in Nashville. After adding a second office two years ago, the firm was poised to lease a third last month.

But since the coronavirus pandemic has forced nearly all of MediCopy’s 200 employees to work from home, Holt has had an abrupt change of heart. He says he’ll let staffers continue to telecommute for the long term, prompting him to relinquish both of the additional offices, convert his headquarters into a training center, and save $350,000 a year in leasing costs.

“Things are working the way they are,” he says.

Elliott Holt, CEO of MediCopy

As states lift stay-at-home

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19 deals on desks, chairs, and accessories for your home office

19 deals on desks, chairs, and accessories for your home office
19 deals on desks, chairs, and accessories for your home office

Believe it or not, we’re already in part two of 2020. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who traded a suit in for sweatpants earlier this year, you’re probably pretty used to working from home by now. You’re probably also pretty sick of your WFH setup. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best deals on the web to upgrade your home office setup.

From desks and chairs to fidget toys and mini-fridges, these deals can make your remote workspace even more productive than a typical office. All you need now is an office dog.

Desks

Quest 45″ Wide PC Gamer Computer Desk

This desk can help you get your head in the game by organizing your workspace. It features a cup holder, a headphone hook, two USB charging ports, three grounded outlet receptors, and a

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Is working from home not working so well? Use these designer hacks to carve out a happy office nook

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Yes, it's possible to create a happy work space at home. (Photo: Getty Images)
Yes, it’s possible to create a happy work space at home. (Photo: Getty Images)

With all of us conducting business from our counters and sofas these days, having a dedicated home office is on everyone’s wish list. Case in point: Havenly, an online interior design service, says that requests for home offices skyrocketed from 6 percent in 2019 to 26 percent today. And since February requests have gone up 160 percent.

“It all jumped the week of March 16, when the world went indoors,” says Lee Mayer, CEO of Havenly. “Even when we can go back, more people will work from home than ever before. So having a space you can be productive in

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