Citi Latest To Embrace ‘Hotdesking’ Trend

Whether you call it "hoteling," "hotdesking" or mobile working, the practice of having floating workstations in your office, so no employee is tied down to one specific desk, appears to be gaining in popularity. Harvard Business Review recently discussed the way that Citi has redesigned its own office using this principle, grouping workers together according to their different disciplines, in [...]

By | November 21st, 2014|General|0 Comments

Can Office Chairs Fix Employee Posture?

The next time you're in an office, look at the posture of the employees and the way they carry themselves: Do they walk with their backs straight or do they slouch with their shoulders forward? Some classic chair designs accidentally encourage bad posture, but with a little careful research, both new and used office furniture can solve the problem. Here [...]

By | November 19th, 2014|General|0 Comments

Which Type Of Plant Is Right For Your Office?

Two months ago, this blog mentioned a study about the benefits of keeping plants in the office. Cardiff University researchers found that keeping plants in the workspace improved employee moods and helped to increase productivity overall. If your office is considering plants, there's an obvious next question to ask: Which kind should you use? While the study didn't specify [...]

By | November 14th, 2014|Green Office Solutions|0 Comments

Do The Seasons Affect How Late Your Employees Can Work Effectively?

In a recent article for Prairie Business, Brenda Ostlie, an employee at a North Dakota-based packaging firm, described the different ways that sitting and standing at work affects productivity. This certainly isn't a new topic of conversation, as the importance of balancing posture while at a computer is something the media (and this blog) has covered many times. However, Ostlie [...]

By | November 14th, 2014|General|0 Comments

Could The ‘Dynamic Chair’ Help Increase Office Movement?

Sedentary habits in the office are a common problem. However, to say that computer-bound workers never move is obviously not true, since they use the mouse and keyboard quite frequently during the day. Govert Flint, a Dutch student designer, is looking to create a chair that keeps the user active by essentially functioning as a giant mouse that people sit [...]

By | November 11th, 2014|Products|0 Comments

A Good Office Layout Shows A Strong Attention To Detail

By devoting serious attention to office furniture and arrangements, companies send the message that they care about their layout and think about the details. This isn't just about looks, either. At least one highly motivated visionary in the business world has shown care for everyday workplace surroundings: Steve Jobs. Business Insider recently cited a section from Walter Isaacson's biography of [...]

By | November 10th, 2014|Products|0 Comments

Furniture From Recycled Material Makes A Strong Environmental Impact

Looking to both improve the environmental standing of your business and obtain high-quality office furniture? Consider looking for pieces made from recycled material. Not only does reusing old items make the best of discarded material, it allows businesses to give themselves a very particular style that also benefits the planet. Slate recently reported on one example of this design principle [...]

By | November 6th, 2014|Green Office Solutions|0 Comments

New York Agency Uses A Single ‘Superdesk’ For Every Employee

In order to save money and promote team spirit, one marketing group based in New York City has taken a unique alternative approach to using new office desks. Rather than having one desk per employee, the Barbarian Group uses one giant "superdesk" that everyone sits at throughout the day. It's 4,400 feet long and actually costs less than traditional workstations. [...]

By | November 3rd, 2014|Products|0 Comments

Use New Desks To Conserve Space In Meeting Rooms

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on some of the problems that make scheduling meetings a pain in a crowded office. According to consulting firms cited by this source, the number of meetings being held in general has increased annually for the past 14 years. Finding enough space to hold everyone for these meetings has become more difficult, with some [...]

By | November 3rd, 2014|Products|0 Comments