Workplace Plants | A Breath of Fresh Air

Plants are making a comeback! That’s right… not only are plants becoming a staple in our homes, they have also crept their way into the office. As we discussed in our blog post on biophilic design, scientific studies have proven the positives of having more greenery in the workplace, where we spend a majority of…

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The Unassigned Workplace | Finding Freedom and Flexibility within Shared Spaces

The modern workforce has become increasingly blended as a network of mobile and remote workers, part-time employees, contract workers and consultants work collaboratively across disciplines. Teams and tasks are constantly shifting, along with the tools and spaces required by each. In an effort to cut costs and increase productivity, a growing number of organizations have…

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Privacy in the Open Office | Design Solutions for Improved Productivity and Comfort

On the heels of last week’s blog post discussing the open office and its impact on today’s workforce, we know that strategic workplace design is essential in maintaining individual and organizational productivity in these popular layouts. Collaboration and communication may be more easily attainable, but noise pollution and visual distractions will flood a poorly designed open…

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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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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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Millennial Driven Design | Trends Powered by Our Largest Generation

With each passing year, workplace design evolves in response to generational shifts. Office dynamics are witnessing the professional growth of Millennials, a consequential force in the workplace and soon to be America’s largest living adult generation. As the battle rages on to attract and retain the most talented employees, organizations have recognized that design is…

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All in the Details | Ancillary Products for Improved Efficiency

Employers are constantly searching for new ways to improve efficiency. As a majority of employees continue to spend their days within the office, building a highly adaptable workspace can benefit both the individual and the organization. Wireless charging stations, mobile utility carts and sit-to-stand tables are just a few easily integrated products that will enhance…

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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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