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What to Include In Your Work-From-Home Office

Decades ago, telecommuters (also known as employees working out of their home offices) used to be rare. Many employees would have jumped at the opportunity to work from home. Employers were much slower to embrace that arrangement. Fast forward,...

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LEED - What Does it Really Mean?

Facility managers who want their facilities to lead the pack in terms of innovation, sustainability, and a reduced environmental footprint are embracing LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design) principles and best practices. More than...

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2018 Trends: Using Textures in Office Design

With the increasing popularity of minimalist office setups that feature neutral colors, streamlined layouts, and a “less is more” approach to décor, office designers are turning to texture to introduce a playful, less-sterile ambiance to the...

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2018 Office Design is Going Horizontal

Unquestionably, one of the most anxiously anticipated business announcements for 2018 continues to be which North American city Amazon will choose as the site of its $5 billion, eventual 50,000-employee HQ2. One reason why the ecommerce giant needs...

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3 Things to Consider When Adding Soft Seating into Your Office Design

Designing an office is a lot like a jigsaw puzzle. There are many pieces that must come together to complete the puzzle. Some things are easy to complete, while others take a bit more time. If you’ve ever worked on a jigsaw puzzle, you probably know...

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What is Ergonomics?

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, ergonomics is “an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely.”

Ergonomics is applied to homes – light...

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Benefits of Modular Office Designs

Is your business growing and do you anticipate needing to hire new employees in the near future? Do you anticipate your on-premises workforce to decrease in the near future, perhaps because you’re allowing employees to transition to a telecommuting...

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Office Design for Physical and Psychological Well-being

It’s well documented that happy employees are generally healthier, more productive, more content employees. The workplace has shifted over the years to incorporate changes designed to boost mental and physical wellbeing. For example, more employees...

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Office Hoteling: The Hottest Trend You’ve Not Yet Heard Of

According to a Gallupsurvey released in February 2017, almost half of all employed Americans telecommuted at least part of the time. More than 30% of those occasional telecommuters worked remotely four or five days per week. Not only are remote...

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Types of Offices That Are Ideal for Modular Walls

If you’re considering a future office move, new build or renovation, you may want to think outside the box before assuming you must frame yourself and your employees in with permanent walls. Yes, floor-to-ceiling drywall walls have some inherent...

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