Archive for November, 2016

Are Cubicles On their Way Out in 2017?

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
businessman working in cubicles

Think pieces are out there declaring the end of cubicles. Are they really on their way out?

NeoCon is one of the most important tradeshows in the world that centers on the evolution of commercial office design. At this year’s show, participants noted how difficult it was to find a cubicle in the Mart. Some took this to mean that the end of the cubicle is near, perhaps as early as next year! But are cubicles really going the way of the dinosaur? (more…)

The Influence of Color in Office Design

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
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In office design, color can be used to subconsciously influence your employees and increase morale and productivity.

Ask any office employee what makes them do their jobs effectively, and chances are they will mention a lot of different things. They may talk about the tools they use such as computers. They could mention the office furniture they use every day such as chairs and desks. Workers may even cite job benefits or pay as a major factor as well. But hardly anyone would mention color as an influence in how well they work. The psychological field has done a lot of research into how color can influence mood and productivity, and with a little thought, you can utilize this research in your own office design. Here are some ideas you can use if you’re planning a new space or updating your current one. (more…)

Maximizing Productivity with an Adjustable Height Desk

Friday, November 18th, 2016
adjustable height desk

Regular desks are really bad for employees who want to stand and work – an adjustable height desk is the best way to go!

We have seen how modern office furniture has been designed to improve employee productivity and encourage collaboration. This new furniture is also designed with employees’ health and well-being in mind. Giving employees their own adjustable height desk can help in all of these fronts. An adjustable height desk can be configured for sitting and for standing. It can be difficult, though, to determine how to optimize this new furniture and use it to maximize productivity. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your adjustable height desk. (more…)

Modern Office Furniture Can Build A Stronger Team

Friday, November 11th, 2016
team

You can utilize your office design and furniture to foster a more tightly-knit team.

In a traditional office environment, businesses used to rely on formalized meetings in conference rooms to foster team collaboration. These kinds of gatherings still have their uses, but in today’s world innovation, collaboration, and quick-decision making are critical to the success of a company. Traditional business practices fall short of giving modern professionals better social engagement with their peers. Millennials especially like to discuss and develop ideas in a more informal setting around the office. How can your office furniture setup foster this kind of collaboration and make your team more tightly knit? (more…)

Why are New Office Chairs Your Best Investment?

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
office chairs

Keeping your employees comfortable while at work is possible with new office chairs.

Modern office culture requires employees to be sitting at their desks for long hours. This style of work demands better, ergonomic office chairs so that employees are comfortable at their desks. Employees could possibly develop various health problems (back pain, carpal tunnel, neck pain, etc.) which can lead to decreased productivity by using substandard office chairs. To get the most out of your employees and keep them comfortable, we highly recommend investing in good office chairs. (more…)