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2019 Trends: Metrics Matter in Office Design

Sometimes apples to apples really isn’t a fair comparison. Case in point: office space.

The most productive use of 20,000 square feet of office space for one company may be counterproductive for another company. Specifying performance metrics...

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Can You Convert Cubicles into Open Workspace?

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 ...

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The Top 5 Online Office Space Planning Tools

With an office space planning project, practically everything except for the square footage, footprint, and stationary walls and windows is fair game. Office furnishings, accessories, and temporary walls or partitions are at your disposal to...

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Incorporate the Color of the Year into Your Office Design

Is your office design bland, boring, and uninspired? While a complete office remodel or renovation may not be in your budget, you’d be surprised by how impactful even small, inexpensive updates can be. One of the quickest and easiest ways to...

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Open Workspaces vs. Cubicles: Office Reconfiguration Pros & Cons

If you ask employees to describe their ideal workspace, many would probably describe a spacious corner office with sweeping city views, a fully stocked mini-fridge and a cozy sofa ideal for power naps. Except for a fortunate fraction of workers,...

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A Better Alternative to the Open Office Concept

If you read articles in trade or consumer business magazines (or on our blog, like this one about Open Workspaces vs. Cubicles), you’re probably pretty familiar with the open office concept. Instead of compartmentalizing employees within...

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Office Phone Booths - A Key Component in Open Office Spaces

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...

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The Pros and Cons of Going Deskless

"Going deskless."

This may be an unfamiliar term to you, but it's actually a strategy that many teachers embrace -- for their students and for themselves. In the classroom, going deskless in favor of adopting flexible seating options provides...

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How Much Office Space Do I Need?

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...

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5 Pieces of Humanscale Ergonomic Office Furniture That We Are Loving

By definition, ergonomics is the science of designing and arranging things people use so people and things interact efficiently and safely. When you incorporate ergonomics into your office design, you improve productivity and employee morale....

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