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5 Bad Office Design Choices that Will Hurt Your Business

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Nov 21, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Exceptional professionals have the uncanny ability to work in horrible conditions. You could send them to a lunar rover or a submarine 10,000 leagues under the sea and they’d still find a way to get the job done. However, for the rest of us, environment matters a lot. Whether or not we realize it, office design and layout can and does have a major effect on productivity. Unfortunately, business owners and interior decorators alike often make bad office design choices. Though they might seem like good ideas at the time, these five measures will actively prevent your team from reaching full potential. Learn about them now so you can avoid them later:

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Topics: Office Design

4 Practical & Effective Medical Clinic Design Ideas

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Nov 14, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Professionals in the medical field have some of the most stressful jobs on the planet. Their workspace design shouldn’t contribute to it, though. Unfortunately, many medical facilities aren’t designed to optimize employee performance and visitor experience. Indeed, satisfying both of these criteria presents a unique challenge to interior designers and it’s difficult to strike the right balance between them. However, note here that you can achieve a harmonious medical clinic design that improves both employee productivity and patient satisfaction. And you can start by checking out these four effective, real-life solutions:

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Topics: medical office design

How to Create Effective Collaboration Spaces for Your Office

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Oct 25, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Modern employees don’t usually have much in common with each other. They may come from different cities, hold different interests, practice different religions, work on different projects, and think about the world in vastly different ways. A big challenge then for many business owners is figuring out how to ensure their team members get along and collaborate effectively. And any professional with a little experience in management will already know that you can’t “force” collaboration. Rather, business collaboration is something that either naturally occurs in an office or, alternatively, doesn’t. Nevertheless, there are a few ways to create collaboration spaces that will encourage your staff to work together more often –– and more effectively. Check them out here:

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Topics: Collaborative Workspace

6 Reasons to Adopt an Industrial Office Design at Your Workplace

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Oct 10, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Bold design choices are exciting. Any time an office design breaks from the norm and defies convention, people are bound to take notice. However, there’s a difference between building an office to catch the eye and creating a functional workspace. And unfortunately, most business owners get caught in between the two when contemplating an office redesign. While they want an office that expresses their business’s values in an exciting way, they also need a workspace that addresses their employees’ needs. Fortunately, an industrial office design can be the perfect solution for business owners looking to create a dynamic office space. Here are six reasons why:

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Topics: modern office design, industrial office design

5 Ways To Completely Revamp Your Dental Office Waiting Room

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Sep 26, 2018 10:30:00 AM

It’s difficult to overstate how important customer service is to the viability of a modern business. After all, how your current customers perceive your operation won’t just determine your immediate success but can also affect your ability to attract new consumers too. And dentists in particular need to be aware of this fact. A few negative reviews from unsatisfied patients can tarnish even the most prestigious practice. With that in mind, we’re here to provide a few solutions to one of the biggest pain points in the dentist-patient relationship: the waiting room. Here are five ways you can completely revamp your dental office waiting room –– and delight rather than irritate your patients:

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Topics: Dental Office Renovation, layout, office redesign

Why We Love Sustainable Office Design (And You Should Too!)

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Sep 20, 2018 10:30:00 AM

At Key Interiors, we believe workspaces should be designed to maximize productivity and eliminate distraction. Sustainable office design, then, is a practice we love since it offers business owners and employees many substantial advantages. Sustainable office design is a practice of creating commercial workspaces by eliminating waste, using recycled material, and adhering to environmentally conscious standards. (You can think of it as “green” office design.) However, we understand why some business owners may be hesitant to implement a sustainable office design at their location. That’s why we’re here to explain how sustainable offices can work for companies across industries.

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Topics: sustainable office design, modern office design, layout

How To Design Your Office To Keep Your Employees Active

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Sep 11, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Even the most industrious employees experience profound lethargy from time to time. However, there’s a difference between the occasional dip in productivity and a continual, office-wide morale problem. Furthermore, the way your office is laid out can have an adverse effect on your employees’ activity levels. As luck would have it though, you can always change your office design and renovate aspects that need updating. With that in mind, we’re here to share a few tips on how you can redesign your office to energize your employees:

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Topics: modern office design, layout, office redesign

Dental Office Renovation Ideas in Pictures

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Aug 23, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Every business should strive to deliver the best possible customer experience for their patrons. That's especially true of dentists and other medical professionals. Indeed, in order to retain and attract new clients, dentists need to create an office atmosphere where their patients feel relaxed and at ease. Unfortunately, that's not always a straightforward project. At Key Interiors we've worked closely with dental professionals for years to find solutions for their workspace problems. Below, you'll find a few examples of how we've brought dental office renovation ideas to life. Check them out for yourself!

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Topics: Dental Office Renovation, office redesign

Modern Office Design Ideas

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Aug 21, 2018 10:30:00 AM

At Key Interiors, we know how tough it can be to start an office redesign from scratch. Fortunately, one of the best way to get the creative juices flowing is by seeing how other companies have handled renovation projects. You can learn a lot about your office –– and good office layout practice in general –– by taking a look at some professional examples. So if you’ve been struggling to come up with a few modern office design ideas for your company, make sure to check out this gallery of some of our previous work:

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Topics: office redesign, office layout, modern office design

4 Office Layout Ideas for Growing Businesses

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Aug 9, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Every business owner wants to promote growth; that much is obvious. However, when a company actually manages to achieve growth, business owners often have to deal with new set of (unexpected) challenges and obstacles. Unfortunately, a growing company’s current workspace can actually hamper its progress. Indeed, operating out of an office that doesn’t suit the needs of your business as it grows and develops will undoubtedly cause frustration among your ranks. To prevent that from happening, you should consider implementing any one of these four office layout ideas at your location. Check them out here:

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Topics: office layout, layout