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How To Design A Workspace That’s Right For You

Innovative thinkers need diverse workspaces to help them bring out their very best. So what can you do to shape your own physical workspace? Steve Jobs designed the Pixar building with the bathrooms in the center. Fisher-Price has a dedicated space, the Cave, where…

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5 Proven Benefits of Ergonomics in the Workplace

Are you looking to reduce worker’s compensation and health care costs for your company? Is improving productivity one of your company’s core business objectives this year? How about improving product quality? If this is the case (and I’ll assume it is), then establishing or…

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5 Inexpensive Workspace Improvements That Boost Productivity

When you sit down to work on a challenging project, perhaps the last thing on your mind is how the environment affects your body and comfort. Whether you work from home or in a cubicle, your workspace may not be optimal for your health,…

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Here’s Why It Matters That Millennials Hate Where They Work

Don’t be so quick to call them entitled. There are actually compelling reasons to redesign your office with millennials in mind. Graduating from college is as daunting as it is exciting. Young adults leave the familiarity of their campuses and classrooms and head into…

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Thinking Through Hot Desking In An Office

Only several years ago, it was normal to see 1:1 ratios between employees and cubicles. But as business practices and office designs modernize, the number of employees per desk is actually going up. One contributing factor is Hot Desking. The idea behind hot desking…

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Improve Your Office Space with Plants

What if there were a piece of office equipment that could purify your air, improve the aesthetics and make you feel better in general? You’d probably be rushing out to buy it, right? Well this office staple does exist, but not many people take…

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Is a Shared Office Space in Your Future?

Building your small business takes many dedicated hours in your office. Your office serves as a place of business operations, client communications, and a daily reminder of your purpose. It makes sense to choose your office space like any business decision; look at the…

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Designing to Ease the Flow of People and Ideas

When approaching the task of designing a new office, we need to remember that designing is not synonymous with decorating. Designing should change employee behavior – not just change aesthetics. The Three Work Modes If you examine all of the tasks that happen within…

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Increased Workstation Control Brings Higher Job Satisfaction, Less Stress

Most people that have worked in an office would probably agree with a recent study that was undertaken “to examine the relationship between workstation features … and the comfort and performance [of employees]”. They found: The greater control employees have over the adjustment of interior workstation…

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An Introduction To A Growing Trend: Activity Based Working

What is Activity Based Working? Activity based working (ABW) is based on the premise that no employee ‘owns’ or has an assigned workstation. Rather, the broader workspace provides employees with a variety of predetermined activity areas that allow them to conduct specific tasks including learning, focusing, collaborating…