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Open Workspaces vs. Cubicles: Office Reconfiguration Pros & Cons

April 22, 2019 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Reconfiguration, Office Design, Managers

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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, the reality is nowhere near this ideal. This ideal does serve as a brass ring to motivate employees, though! Most employees work in either an open workspace or a cubicle, and there are pluses and minuses to both setups.

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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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Tips for Installing (or Re-Installing) Teknion Office Furniture

July 16, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Reconfiguration, Office Design, Facility Managers

If you’re an office furniture buyer, you’re unquestionably familiar with the Teknion brand. Teknion is one of the most popular furniture brands, especially amongst companies seeking sleek, modern artistry; smart often customizable designs, and modular workspace options. Teknion is known for innovation and delivering designs that integrate seamlessly within any architectural style and work culture.

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Benefits of Modular Office Designs

March 20, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Reconfiguration, Office Furniture, Office Design

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 arrangement? Do you foresee a steady in-house staffing level, but want to redesign your outdated space? Modular office design is ideal for all of these scenarios!

Modular office design is the most flexible way to configure an office. Instead of being limited to permanent walls and floor plans, modular walls can be added, moved, and removed – easily and without the mess and inconvenience of construction. Modular office designs are about strategic configuration as opposed to inflexible, permanent construction. Besides the fact that modular walls are infinitely flexible and reconfigurable, here are three additional benefits of modular office designs.

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Do I Need a Furniture Installer or an Architect?

December 6, 2017 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Relocation, Office Reconfiguration, Office Move

When it's time to upsize, downsize or simply modernize your office space, you may be unsure of where to begin. Or, you may assume you must begin by hiring an architectural firm. In some cases, it is necessary to hire an architect to plan and oversee complex structural changes to your office space. In other cases, you can achieve your desired results and save a significant amount of money by foregoing an architect and hiring an office furniture installation company or dealer instead.

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Rebuilding Your Office Space After a Flood or Other Natural Disaster

October 3, 2017 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Reconfiguration, Office Design, Facility Managers

Now that the full scale of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey has come into clear focus, Houstonians affected by storm-related flooding are focused on the task at hand (cleanup) and are beginning to plan for the future. While news outlets covering the historic flooding tend to focus on the devastation caused to peoples' homes, thousands of businesses were also affected.

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Tips for Call Center Organization

September 19, 2017 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Reconfiguration, Office Furniture, Office Design, Facility Managers

Call centers face challenges that your typical office furniture design layout doesn't have to contend with. You need to maximize the space that you have available while maintaining an environment designed for crisp and clear phone conversations. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you're putting together a call center design.

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How to Avoid Common Problems When Moving Your Office Space

December 15, 2016 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Relocation, Office Reconfiguration, Facility Managers, Managers

Coordinating an office move is one of the most monumental tasks an office manager can tackle. This logistical feat requires tremendous patience and outstanding organizational skills, and your success will depend largely on the office movers you choose to help you pull off this huge project. Remember, now is not the time to choose a service provider based on the lowest bid.

Do not settle for just men and a truck, which is what you'll get from most moving services. Office furniture installers, on the other hand, are specialty movers who know the differences between an office relocation, an office reconfiguration, and an office downsizing. They are familiar with the challenges of large-scale office moves, and they provide a project manager to work with you every step of the way until you, your equipment, and your team are settled into your new office. Here are three common problems that often arise during office moves -- problems that skilled office furniture movers will know to address well in advance of moving day.

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Your New Space Isn't Ready: What to Do When You're Between Offices

December 1, 2016 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Reconfiguration, Facility Managers

According to Murphy's Law, "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong." That statement is a huge exaggeration in reality because good things happen every day. Still, when you're facing a large, complex undertaking like an office move or relocation, you should always plan for the unexpected, have a Plan B in your back pocket and make sure you're working with vendors who have similar foresight.

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3 Keys to Saving Money When Reconfiguring Office Space

October 31, 2016 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Reconfiguration, Facility Managers

There are two primary reasons businesses decide to reconfigure their office space: 1) A growing business needs to make room for new employees and furniture. 2) A downsizing business needs to reduce its footprint to save on rent -- and somehow fit everyone into that smaller space.

Fortunately, most office interiors are designed to be adaptable. Walls may need to be moved or other construction may need to take place before you can move anyone. But there are things to consider before you start moving furniture. If you're ready to reconfigure office space, here are three tips to save money and achieve optimal results.

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