The Cost Of Tariffs On Your Office Furniture Project

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The Cost Of Tariffs On Your Office Furniture Project In the past year, we saw taxes levied on an extensive range of products the U.S. regularly imports from foreign countries, not the least of which is “Section 301.” The first phase of Section 301 took effect on September 24th with a 10% tariff on both office furniture and furniture parts Read More

How Your Business Can Avoid Disaster Scams

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How To Avoid Disaster Scams As the saying goes, “Everything’s bigger in Texas,” and unfortunately, that includes the cleanup efforts after Harvey. With the waters receding, many people are still left wondering how to even start picking up the pieces. If you’re a business owner, you not only have to worry about repairing your home, but also your commercial property Read More

How To Revitalize Your Business Immediately After A Flood

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Cleaning up after a flood can be an emotional and financial disaster. After floodwaters have cleared, you’re left with evaluating your business inside and out. From filing insurance claims to keeping customers informed to replacing your office furniture, there is a lot to do. It can be overwhelming. Not sure where to start? Here are some things you should do Read More

Apple’s Open Office Rebellion. It’s More Common Than You Think.

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Open offices highlight large open spaces and shared work areas. They have become a very popular office design concept. In fact, approximately 70 percent of all offices now have an open floor plan. If you’re thinking about making the leap though, you might want to think again. Despite their popularity, open office design can create huge problems. Let’s take a look Read More

Is It Time To Update Your Office Design?

It’s hard enough to juggle the daily tasks of running a business, so thinking about updating your office design may be the last thing on your mind. But, neglecting this area could have a serious negative impact on your bottom line. How do you know if it’s time for a change? First Impressions When it comes to business, first impressions Read More

Not Your Dad’s Office Cubicles

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Last week I stumbled on some old photos of my dad’s office from the 1970’s. I work in the office furniture world so I took particular notice (and had a good laugh) at the no-frills office cubicle. These photos featured grey fabric boxes, cream-colored metal cabinets and loads of clutter. Each desk featured a landline phone (front and center) surrounded Read More

Office Cubicles Office Benching – What’s The Difference?

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Office Cubicles Or Benching – What’s The Difference? Cubicles – The first specified workspace on the scene back in the 1960’s, cubicles have been ostracized and hated ever since. Interestingly, the creator of the cubicle, Robert Propst, hated what his initial vision became. He wanted the office cubicle to be open at 120 degrees and looking a lot like the Read More

How To Survive The Open Office

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How To Survive The Open Office Infographic Employers are embracing the open office because it’s so cost-effective, but are they forgetting a large portion of their workforce in the design? Follow this infographic for ways to survive the open office and keep your focus. Survival Tips: Take several breaks throughout the day and get outside. Use headphones to signal that Read More

Workplace Ergonomics Save Money

If you’re on the fence about investing in new, more ergonomic friendly office furniture, this might change your mind. Studies have shown that strategic improvements in this area save time and money by allowing your employees to perform at their best. What Is Ergonomic Office Furniture? Ergonomic office furniture includes a wide range of products. But, it’s not always necessary Read More

Easy Office Yoga Poses

If you’ve been working for several hours non stop or stuck in meetings all day, you need some office yoga in your life! Take a quick break to move through these easy poses to feel re-energized. Side Bends Stretch out the sides of your torso with this rejuvenating, yet simple pose. Stand with feet shoulder width apart, and inhale your Read More

More Ways To Support Employee Wellness

Employee wellness is not a new idea, and it’s not likely going away anytime soon. The statistics on how sedentary people are at work are shocking, and companies are realizing that it’s in everyone’s best interest to encourage being active during the workday. Here are just some ways to inspire movement and health at the office. Bike Share Biking to Read More

Generation Z: What They Want In Office Design

Just when we think we have things figured out, the universe throws another monkey wrench into the mix. Office design trends have shifted since the Millennial burst onto the workplace scene over 15 years ago. There’s a new kid on the block now called Generation Z. What changes will they bring to the office? Generation Z This population of people Read More

Hot Trend: Lounge Style Office Furniture

It’s true that many companies are leaning towards a more residential feel at the office, with less sterile design and more comfortable spaces. But now some are also including lounge style office furniture in working areas. Are there benefits to a more reclined posture at work? Creative Thinking In offices where employees need to be creative, reclining can lead to Read More

Are You In A Summer Productivity Slump?

We are rounding the corner here on summer, but you may be feeling the effects of of the heat at work. If you find yourself struggling with productivity during the summer months, you’re not alone. It’s common for people to work less efficiently and be more distracted this time of year. What can you do about it? Keep It Cool Read More

Employee Wellness Starts With Sleep

Sleep is vital to our health, yet most Americans are burning the candle at both ends. It’s so important to employee wellness that companies are beginning to offer special wellness programs centered around sleep. What can your company do to encourage healthy sleep habits? Sleep Affects The Bottom Line As it turns out, sleep deprivation is a serious issue that Read More

Office Design Should Match Your Culture

Office design has come a long way – from sterile wall to wall cubicles to a more residential feel. But there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Your office design should be as individual as your company and tailored to your specific needs. Visual Impact Research shows that 90% of what we perceive is taken in visually. On first impression, your design Read More

Productivity Techniques That Really Work!

Productivity can seem like such an elusive concept to grasp. Everyone wants to know the secret trick. Maybe you feel like you get off track easily or have trouble multitasking – whatever the case, there are steps you can take to become more productive. It all starts with changing some habits. Morning Routine Set yourself up for success the moment you Read More

Take A Deep Breath: Meditation Techniques for Workplace Wellness

Research shows that taking regular breaks during the work day is one of the best ways to actually stay on task and improve employee wellness. Stepping away from your desk for just a few minutes brings a number of benefits. Meditation can be a great addition to your day to help you de-stress and get back to the grind. What Read More

The Next Ergonomic Product You Need

The importance of an ergonomic workstation cannot be underestimated. When you spend 40+ hours in a space, poorly chosen furniture can wreak havoc on your health, productivity, and mood. There are so many options for style and budget, which leaves no excuse for tolerating a bad design! We’ve all heard of ergonomic chairs, desks, etc, but have you heard of Read More

Productivity And The Art Of Saying No

Are you the type of person that always agrees to help or take on additional tasks? If so, you may also feel frustrated and overwhelmed at work. Over-committing deeply impacts your job satisfaction and productivity. Where do you draw the line? Why We Say Yes Human psychology explains why we say yes (even when we want to say no), and Read More

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