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How To Create A Collaborative Workspace In Your Office

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Collaborative workspaces are known for positively influencing innovation, productivity and creativity, making communication easier and more effective. Creating a workspace like this means bringing two elements together, namely a culture of collaboration and the physical office environment that supports this. Here’s how the right modern office design and contemporary furniture can help you achieve this.

Flexibility: Collaborative office environments have a workspace that incorporates a wide range of features that encourage employees to move around and work where it best suits them. This includes easily re-configurable desks or share work tables, private meeting rooms for client calls and stimulating areas for brainstorming sessions.Good lighting: Closed-in office spaces with harsh artificial lighting are the opposite of what collaborative spaces are all about. Think of ways to maximize natural light through the space with glass partitions, use color for creative stimulation, and go wit…

A Guide To Different Office Cubicle Systems

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First developed in the 1970's, office cubicle systems are still the most popular means of designing and planning an office space to accommodate a workforce. In fact, they account for around $2.27 billions of office furniture sales in the USA! It’s not difficult to see why they’re so popular – cubicles are affordable, use space efficiently and modular, making them easy to fit into a wide range of spaces and floorplans. So, what types of cubicles are available?
Panel-attached cubicles: These are ready-made work areas where the walls are attached directly to work surfaces like filing cabinets, shelving and other customizable features. They can also contain their own power outlets to make installing computers and other electronic hardware easier.Free-standing cubicles: In these models, the cubicle panel stands alone and is not attached to the desk, shelving or cabinets. These are useful for temporary office requirements or where you would like to combine your cubicle walls with existi…

Natural Light And Easy Office Management With Glass Partition Walls

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In recent years, glass partition walls have grown in popularity as a high-end choice for offices of every size across the industry board. They are an excellent, high-quality option for creating private spaces within the office environment and offer several significant benefits.
High-end, elegant aesthetic: Glass partition wall systems make a great first impression on clients, not only because they give offices a contemporary, open feel, but because of the design quality and look of the product itself. If you want your offices to look sleek, modern and cutting-edge, this is the product for you.Privacy without disrupting the open plan office: Open plan is still the most dominant office layout in many businesses, but there are times when a certain level of privacy is required. Glass partition walls can create private offices for executives, boardrooms and meeting rooms while still keeping a very open feel, perfectly complementing the rest of your office plan.Natural light: One of the gre…

Sit Or Stand Desks: What Are The Pros And Cons?

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When it comes to choosing office furniture for you and your employees, you’re going to be faced with one significant choice: traditional sitting desks or modern sit to stand desks. Both of these options have their pros and cons for employee health, comfort and productivity, and it’s important to evaluate them fully before making your decision.
The benefits and drawbacks of sitting desks Traditional desks offer several benefits for employees. They are ideal for intense, repetitive work where focus is required and tasks are longer. They are also more affordable and often easier to install into your current workspace layout.

Unfortunately, they also have their drawbacks. Sitting for long hours in a static position is not good for a person’s overall health and can result in poor posture, back pain and shoulder pain. Too much sitting has also been linked to increased heart failure and disability risks, and even to a reduced life expectancy.
How do standing desks measure up? These provide …

What Do Modern Reception Desks Have To Offer?

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Thinking about upgrading your company’s reception area? This advice is just what you’re looking for!

Your company’s reception desk is the first thing your clients and visitors see of your business, so it’s important that it delivers the correct impression. It’s also a heavy traffic area where staff have to deal with a wide range of services and requests, so it needs to be highly functional as well as make an impact.

Here are just a few benefits of modern office reception areas:
Creating a professional impression of your businessIncreasing customer service and sales efficiencyBoosting productivity and work ethic of staffCreating a positive, productive atmosphere in the workspace In terms of functionality, reception desks differ from model to model, so you can find one that suits the needs of your office space and assists receptionists and assistants in completing their tasks. Some desks are more limited, offering a smaller workspace. These are great for workplaces where the primary funct…

5 Signs Your Office Workstations And Furniture Need An Upgrade

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Your office space is home to your employees for 9 or more hours a day, it’s the first impression clients get of your company and it plays a key role in workflow and productivity. So, could your office benefit from remodeling? Here are some signs to look for.
Your business has grown or changed: As your business changes to meet industry challenges or takes on new opportunities for growth, so your office needs to change to effectively meet these demands. You may need to hold meetings with clients where previously you could go to them or meet in another location. You may need more desks to handle the increase in employees and your space is getting cramped.Visible wear-and-tear: Your office space is part of your brand, and out-of-date, worn furniture simply makes your brand and company look shabby. While office furniture and fittings are built to be robust, they face very heavy use and traffic on a daily basis, and chairs, carpeting, desks and soft furnishings can start to show stains, den…

The Flexible Office Plan VS. Open-Plan Workspaces – How They Measure Up

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Flexible office plans and open-plan office environments are two of the most common options for companies considering tactical ways to make their office space more conducive to productivity and easier to manage. But what do these two concepts offer in reality? Open-plan offices promise collaboration but deliver noise In the USA, the open-plan office concept was first popularized in Silicon Valley, where tech start-ups and moguls alike praised its ability to encourage collaboration and communication while keeping office space and infrastructure costs low. While initially, this sounds like a great win-win situation for employees and companies alike, this concept has faced increasing criticism for noisiness and increased distractions. Lack of privacy is an issue when confidential client meetings have to take place, and higher absenteeism is often reported due to the ability of these spaces to allow germs to spread. Once seen as a one-size-fits-all solution for any business looking to grow…