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Can You Convert Cubicles into Open Workspace?

May 14, 2019 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Furniture, Office Design, Facility Managers, Managers

 

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Open offices are certainly not the answer for every type of office environment; however, there are many business that can benefit from making the switch from cubicles into an open office space. Some companies are able to forego cubicles and reconfigure their offices into open-concept workspaces that encourage collaboration, bolster creativity and increase workplace morale. If your employees are hidden away in cubicles and you’d like to embrace an open workspace, you’ll probably be relieved to hear that it may be possible to achieve that primarily by reusing what you already have on hand. 

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Sustainability in Business Practices

April 5, 2019 / by Bill Miller posted in Sustainability, Facility Managers, Managers

Sustainability: You’ve probably heard the term in relation to business principles and procedures. But do you truly understand what it means? According to the International Institute for Sustainable Development, sustainability is the process of adopting business strategies and activities that meet the immediate needs of a business and its stakeholders, while protecting, sustaining, and enhancing the human and natural resources that will be needed in the future.

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Office Phone Booths - A Key Component in Open Office Spaces

April 3, 2019 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Furniture, Office Design, Facility Managers, Managers

If you’re of a certain age, you remember a time when the only way to make a private call when away from home or the office was to step into a phone booth. Prolific on street corners and in businesses, phone booths allowed you to close the door and have conversations others couldn’t hear and conversations not muffled by ambient noises.

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How Much Office Space Do I Need?

February 19, 2019 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Design, Facility Managers, Managers

Before you can begin focusing on your office design, relocation, or renovation, you must determine approximately how much total and per-employee square footage you need. The fact that OSHA does not strictly mandate space requirements gives employers more flexibility but also means it’s up to employers to designate space effectively.

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The New Office Designs: Office Benching vs. Office Hoteling

February 5, 2019 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Furniture, Office Design, Facility Managers, Managers

What it means to “go to the office” has changed significantly in recent years. Office design may or may not include private offices, cubicles, or even workstations assigned to specific individuals. Two office design trends that are becoming increasingly popular are office hoteling and office benching. The esthetics of the each of these office design trends lend to wide-open visuals with the space appearing brighter and larger, instead of the dark and closed-off look of cubicle farms. 

Read on to learn what they are and whether one may be beneficial for your office.

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What’s That Smell? Good and Bad Office Smells

January 18, 2019 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Design, Office Etiquette, Facility Managers

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When you work in an office, you share more than a common employer. You share the air you breathe. Sometimes that may leave you wishing you had a window you could open up to get rid of the unpleasant smells that inevitably occur in any shared space. We’ve put together some ideas for dealing with offensive office odors – and some interesting information about how you can use scent to boost your employees’ productivity and moods and create a more pleasant work environment.

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Help! My Old Office Furniture Doesn't Fit My New Space

December 30, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Relocation, Office Move, Office Furniture, Facility Managers, Managers

Whether it’s an economical or a high-end office furniture brand like Herman Miller or Teknion, your office furniture is a significant investment that needs to last. It may not be in your budget to upgrade it simply to give your office space a new look. It may not even be in your budget to upgrade it when you’re relocating to a new space – even though it’s likely that your existing furniture will not fit in your new office space. An experienced office furniture installer can help you make the most of your existing furniture in your new space.

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The Benefits of Having an Office Relaxation Area

December 20, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Design, Facility Managers, Managers

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Anything you can do to boost employee happiness in the workplace will probably pay off in terms of productivity – and your bottom line. Why? Because happy employees are less likely to look for another job.

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5 Factors to Consider When Relocating A Business in 2019

December 13, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Relocation, Office Move, Facility Managers

If your plans for the New Year include possibly moving your business to a different city or state, you’re probably already aware that the cost to physically pack up and move your equipment and employees will be considerable. There are other factors besides moving expenses that you should consider carefully before committing to relocate to a new area, here are five.

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Do I Really Need a Certified Office Furniture Installer?

December 4, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Relocation, Office Reconfiguration, Office Move, Facility Managers, Managers

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If you're charged with overseeing the relocation, reconfiguration, downsizing, or long-distance move of your office, you are facing a logistical challenge. You are probably focused on timing your project to minimize company downtime and ensure that your team is able to resume normal operations as quickly as possible.

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