How the Office Furniture Supply Chain is Affecting Companies’ Return to the Office

It’s been an interesting past couple of years in business, to say the least.

It’s been an interesting past couple of years in business, to say the least. While technology had slowly made remote work a thing in recent years, many companies still relied quite heavily on an in-office presence. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit and working from home quickly transformed from something companies were dabbling in, to the primary mode of operation. Seemingly overnight, companies were forced to shift to a remote-first strategy to keep their business running. 

Trouble in Paradise

At first, the great work-from-home experiment seemed to work out ok for most employers. We even served some clients who made the decision to embrace it permanently and hired us to liquidate their furniture in preparation for a permanent remote policy. But as time has passed and the threat of the pandemic has been minimized by science, companies are beginning to reverse course on that decision. There were certain things- collaboration, culture, and team environment to name a few, that just couldn’t be recreated or maintained as effectively without a shared office space. And these companies are now looking to bring their people back to the office. 

There’s just one problem. The same supply chain issues that made toilet paper scarce at the beginning of the pandemic, and still make some retail products inexplicably difficult to find today, has also impacted the office furniture business. We’ve talked to clients who’ve been quoted a timeline of 40 weeks for delivery of new furniture. And as it always does, scarcity has also impacted costs. A basic, new 6’ x 6’ cubicle workstation that sold for $3,000 in 2018 is now priced closer to $6,000. And workstations with any steel construction also incur an additional 20% surcharge. 

With lead times long and growing, and costs to furnish office space skyrocketing, many companies are having to pump the brakes on their aggressive timelines for returning to normal. 

The Like New Remanufactured Alternative

If ridiculous lead times and costs are hampering your company’s return to the office, we have a solution you may not have considered. Working with Eagan, you can refurnish your office space in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost you’d pay for new furniture in 2022. Eagan is partnering with companies of all sizes across the country to furnish their office space with top-of-the line, remanufactured furniture. 

The Herman Miller Ethospace System is a gold standard in office furniture. We have an entire warehouse of Ethospace workstations, with additional inventory arriving constantly. Eagan is able to provide remanufactured Ethospace workstations with new paint, fabric, and laminate to your specifications for under $2,000 a station

Partner with Eagan to Refurnish Your Space 

There are a lot of reasons to consider remanufactured furniture. It’s of course more economical and readily available. But there’s also an environmental consideration. Those reasons and more are why well-known companies across the country are partnering with Eagan for remanufactured office furniture solutions. 

Is your company’s return to the office hampered by furniture costs and availability? Eagan can help. If you’ve been quoted a price or a timeline that’s outside your scope, we have the solution for you. Contact us today to learn how much time and money you can save, by taking the environmentally friendly approach to your company’s office furniture needs.