optimized workspace

WATERCOOLER CHAT: Optimize Your Workspace

Maximizing efficiency is always on the corporate agenda. The best place to start is your office design, where productivity and employee wellbeing begin. 

Taking the time to optimize your workspace into a place where impact can be made within your brand environment is a significant player for productivity. Office managers are realizing the importance of creating a workspace that sparks creativity, flourishes with efficiency and keeps employees happy.  Read more

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The Perceptive Workspace of the Future

The evolution of the perceptive workspace is futurecast by the design problem-solving of today. Office spaces have embraced the colorful changes brought into the working life of millennials, but the future of office design will embrace a multigenerational workforce. Employee working needs and the importance of health and emotional wellbeing in the workplace will drive these workspace design changes. The success story of a business is now deeply tied to employee happiness, which improves the overall efficiency and the integral success of the workforce.

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Creating Vibrant Workspaces

Creating a vibrant workplace involves a lot of discussion about aesthetic, functionality and relevance to your particular industry. Every office environment is unique. It can be influenced by the nature of the work performed by your business,  the architecture of the building, and the personalities of the people within the space. It’s also impacted by workplace culture and design. With the constant push for talent acquisition, color has become a key player in modern office design. It can greatly influence mood, productivity, office culture, and connectivity.

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office culture

WATERCOOLER CHAT: Reasons Your Office Culture Has Evolved

While we knew it wouldn’t happen overnight, the office environment has taken its sweet time evolving into a culture of innovation and thought leaders.  Moving from the confines of 9-5 private executive suites and rows of cubicles to the mobile, open offices of today has altered not only where but how we work. Business leaders have finally shifted the success conversation from wealth to wellbeing. 

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What The Talent Wants In Your Office Design

What the talent wants plays a huge role in not only acquisition but office design. When one is in the market for a career change or a new job, expectations are high. The thrill of the hunt, the fresh change of people and place. The exciting opportunity to embrace the change is all part of this process. Stepping into an outdated office puts the brakes on that enthusiasm.

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enriched environment

Enriched Environments Encourage Creativity

Creating an enriched environment is all about invigorating the physical space. Space planning for an open plan environment is often overlooked as an opportunity to inspire, engage and boost employee performance. Within the constant pulse of competing for the same talent, finding ways to differentiate your business is essential. Creatively leveraging and communicating authentic culture, vision and amenities can elevate stark, impersonal open environments into innovative hives of collaboration and productivity.

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small spaces

WATERCOOLER CHAT: Small Spaces With Big Ideals

Open plan office design has lead to some interesting discussions and very forward-thinking ideas. Not the least of which is where and how these discussions take place. Large conference room spaces have given way to smaller seating groups strategically positioned around the office for a quick huddle. These small spaces have big ideals for the unused spaces in your office by encouraging stylish collaboration on the fly.

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place identity

Defining Place Identity In An Open Office

Change is a constant in any environment, and office design is no exception. Defining place identity is an integral part of the design process when creating a workspace of inclusion. The pressure is on to start up, retain talent, encourage cross-functional collaboration, enhance exposure to different kinds of expertise, and accelerate creativity and innovation. What we’ve learned is that what works for one industry has not necessarily worked for all.

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sensory perception

Extra Sensory Perception In Office Design

With a little bit of sensory perception, Herman Miller has come up with an intuitive way to understand the metrics of how your team utilizes the technology of a well-designed office space. Innovative office furniture manufacturers are always looking for ways to improve the user experience and gather data on what works and what doesn’t within the framework of office design and user experience.

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choosing best office space

WATERCOOLER CHAT: Choosing The Best Office Space

Choosing the best office space is tricky business. Sometimes the space you love just does not have the parking, adaptability or amenities to make the space work into the future. There are a lot of factors to consider for clients, staff and business owners trying to think ahead of their own growth. Whether you are a startup or an established brand, the challenges are the same.

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