The Open Office | A Balanced Design Solution for Everyone

Open plan offices have become a staple of the modern working environment, with over 80% of US businesses using it as their preferred office arrangement. Some of the world’s leading organizations have transitioned from private to open, including Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook, freeing themselves from floor plans of cubicles, high partitions and closed workspaces.…

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Humanscale® QuickStand® Eco | Effortless Ergonomic Solutions for the Workplace

By now we are all familiar with the importance of healthy ergonomic design in the workplace. Previous blog posts have highlighted the consequences of sedentary work and the negative role it plays in individual and organizational productivity, as well as employee health and wellness. As a pioneer in office ergonomics, Humanscale® crafts high-performance tools that allow workstations to…

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Kimball Helio™ | Visual Minimalism for Maximum Well-Being

Kimball recently announced the newest addition to their already diverse seating portfolio. Designed with a perfect balance of visual continuity and personal comfort, Helio™ seamlessly blends in with its surroundings. Its minimalistic structure gives users unobstructed access to natural light and air, as well as freedom of movement with ergonomic controls. Helio’s back is constructed…

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GMi VividBoard® | Customizable Communication Solutions for Healthcare Facilities

Clear communication is essential to the evolving healthcare environment. As the needs and expectations of patients, families and caregivers continue to change, communication methods must clearly illustrate brand identity while enhancing the way providers interact and treat their patients. Dry erase boards have been a communicative staple within hospitals for years, but did you know…

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Workplace Autonomy | The Powerful Effects of Employee Choice

Autonomy has become an essential element in the modern office. Not only does choice drive employee well-being and productivity, it plays an influential role in attracting and retaining a talented workforce. Studies have proven that when workers have the ability to decide when, where and how they work, they are more likely to be satisfied…

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Living Coral | Pantone® Color of the Year 2019

The day we have been eagerly awaiting all year has finally come. Experts at the Pantone Color Institute have revealed Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral as the 2019 Color of the Year. The global authority on all color-related trends describes Living Coral as a representation of the fusion of modern life, making an appearance in both…

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The Power of Color | Workplace Design for Maximum Benefits

Take a moment to look around your office. What colors do you see and how do you they make you feel? Research behind the psychology of color suggests that color scheme alone can have a tremendous influence on mood, productivity and even physical health and well-being. Deciding which colors to incorporate into your workplace design…

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The Transient Worker | Workplace Design for Employee Mobility

The way we view workplace design is evolving. Traditional concepts of the “office” are becoming less applicable as our decentralized workforce breaks the 9-5 mold and chooses to work virtually or remotely throughout the day. Advancements in technology, such as video conferencing, email and instant messaging platforms, have untethered workers from their desks, allowing them…

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The Maker Movement | Catalyzing Creativity in the Workplace

Recent decades have seen a resurgence of the Maker Movement and a celebration of the artisan economy. Consumers have the world at their fingertips and can purchase goods and services with the quick click of a mouse. Perhaps that is why the appeal of custom-made artisanal products has intensified and caused buyers to slow down…

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Acoustical Design | Eliminating Workplace Distractions

A beautifully designed open office boasts a multitude of benefits. Comfortable collaborative spaces, partitionless benching systems, bountiful biophilic touches and glass walls that allow for plentiful natural light make a bold statement about company culture and lend a heavy hand in attracting and retaining today’s top talent. Open offices have their downsides, however. Tearing down…

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