Archive for January, 2017

4 Reasons Your Office Could Use a Redesign

Friday, January 27th, 2017
Office Redesign

An office redesign can help you get more out of your employees.

Employee engagement and productivity are quickly becoming a focus in modern offices. Nowadays, the most successful companies are the ones who tailor their strategies and infrastructure to these concepts. According to a recent study by the American Society of Interior Design, 90% of respondents believed that the improvement of office designs could increase employee productivity. An office redesign can help your company acquire and retain top talent. But how do you know whether your office could use a redesign? There are some signs you could look for, but there are also other reasons that might convince you that the time is right. (more…)

Key Questions You Should Ask About Your Office Chair

Friday, January 20th, 2017
Office Chair

There are many different kinds out there, but are you sure your office chair isn’t doing more harm than good?

There have been many studies out there that show that the human body did not evolve to support sitting for 8 or more hours every day. It is true that sitting at work all day isn’t doing any favors to our overall health and well-being. However, office furniture manufacturers have been more sensitive to the effects of office chairs on our bodies and are starting to design them with better support systems. Is your current office chair doing more harm than good for your body? Here are some key questions you should consider. (more…)

Sustainability in Office Design

Thursday, January 12th, 2017
Sustainability in the Office

There are ways to promote sustainability in your office design and make it more friendly to the environment.

“Going green” is quickly becoming a standard in many businesses and is no longer a trendy buzzword. Being sustainable, employing more environmentally friendly practices, and reducing carbon footprints are new facts of life for companies. A majority of them are already taking practical steps such as recycling paper or going paperless altogether. But did you know that going green can also involve making a few changes to your office design? Sustainability in this realm is possible and not difficult to do. By taking these steps, you can make a difference in the environment and positively change the health of the planet. (more…)

Office Design Trends to Watch in 2017

Friday, January 6th, 2017
2017 Office Design Trends

In 2017, we expect the movement for natural lighting in offices to trend up.

Happy new year from all of us here at American Design Associates! 2016 was a great year in the realm of office design and the development of office furniture. We saw a drive towards more solutions focused on the individual needs of employees and the principles of collaboration to help boost the overall productivity of the company. Which trends are we expecting to really take off in 2017? (more…)