Office Ergonomics | What to Expect from an Ergonomic Evaluation

According to Gensler’s U.S. Workplace Survey, a staggering 70% of employees’ weekly activities involve sitting at a desk with another 20% spent sitting in meetings. The negative impact of prolonged sedentary work can range anywhere from damaged joints and chronic pain, to increased risk of asthma, diabetes, obesity and fatigue, all of which directly correlate…

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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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Kimball Enhancements | Joya™, Pep® and Footprint®

December saw the release of several Kimball product enhancements, bringing even greater depth to three of the manufacturer’s popular collections. From seating to storage, these enhancements will allow designers and end-users further customization and flexibility within the modern office. Let’s explore these exciting additions and how you can utilize them. Joya Kimball’s Joya collection is…

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7 Cost Effective Ways to Improve Office Aesthetic

It comes as no surprise that workplace design is a critical component of company success. We have touched on a multitude of trends and topics which yield personal and organizational benefits in previous blog posts, including integrated technology, environmental graphic design, workplace acoustics and many more. While design components like these are essential for a successful…

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Office Ergonomics | Embracing Employee Well-Being

For most office employees, a majority of the workday is spent sitting at a desk and looking at a computer screen. We often lose track of time and, besides the occasional bathroom break, find ourselves sitting for hours on end without allowing a few minutes for our bodies to switch postures and positions. The hazardous…

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Integrated Technology | Power Solutions for the Modern Workspace

Corporate spaces have become increasingly flexible in recent years as employees demand adaptability and autonomy throughout their workspace. This move towards flexible working has ensured that a wide variety of tools and technologies continue to be incorporated within the office to allow for both mobility and connection. However, in an age when organizations may struggle…

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Movable Wall Systems | Adapting to Workspace Change

Adaptability plays a significant role within the workplace. When speaking of employees, adaptability refers to adjustments in behavior or method of approach in response to the needs of a situation. It is a critical quality that employers seek in today’s workforce as rapid changes in technology, diversity and society continue to flood the office. While…

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Biophilic Design | A Naturally Beneficial Workspace

While you may not be familiar with the term ‘biophilia,’ you have undoubtedly witnessed its role within workplace design. Simply put, biophilia describes the intrinsic relationship humans and nature share and addresses the notion that we perform at our best when connected to the other. This relationship has a profound impact on how we design…

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Kimball Narrate™ | Let Your Story Unfold

When it comes to today’s office landscape, visual expression and interior personalization is more essential than ever. Workplace design can not only lead to increased employee productivity and creativity, as we’ve touched upon in previous blog posts, it is also an important tool in communicating a company’s voice, character and aspirations. Though panel systems play…

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Hospitality in the Workplace | Creating Your Third Space

Image Source: Office Snapshots, Northland Controls Offices – Milpitas Corporate design has undergone a remarkable transformation in the past decade. As workplace demographics and technology have continued to evolve, so, too, has the traditional approach to real estate management. Flexibility has become a key component in attracting and retaining workers and overall employee productivity. Beyond…

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