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

What Should Millennial-Friendly Office Design Look Like?

Posted by Dan Johnstone on Jul 21, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Millennial-friendly office design is an approach that reflects and enhances the workplace values that are important to the group of workers that fall into the Millennial cohort (generally viewed as those born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s), and which now represents the largest demographic in the labor market. According to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by Pew Research Center, there are nearly 54 million Millennials in the workforce, and the numbers continue to climb.

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Topics: Office Design, Collaborative Workspace

What is Authenticity-Centered Office Design?

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Jul 18, 2017 11:00:00 AM

On today’s business landscape, it is common to hear businesses of all sizes — from small startups to large enterprises — emphasize their commitment to “authenticity.” For example, they tout their systems, practices, protocol and policies that support transparency, visibility, fairness, ethics, employee engagement, environmental responsibility, and giving back to the community.

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Topics: Open Offices, Collaborative Workspace

Should Your Office Design Include Glass Wall Systems?

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Jul 11, 2017 2:00:00 PM

An increasing number of businesses in all sectors and industries are choosing glass wall systems instead of cubicles or walls for their office design configuration. In this article, we will focus on some of the benefits and limitations of this option for office design.

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Topics: Office Design, Collaborative Workspace

Do's and Don'ts of Choosing Ergonomic Office Furniture

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Jun 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Choosing ergonomic office furniture for your environment can significantly improve worker health, safety, productivity and performance. What’s more, it can also help make you an “employer of choice” when it comes to recruitment and retention, which is particularly valuable in marketplaces where the battle for top talent can be even more intense than it is for customers!

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Topics: Collaborative Workspace

4 Office Design Tips to Improve Employee Communication & Collaboration

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Jun 2, 2017 11:30:00 AM

While effective and efficient employee communication and collaboration has always been important, on today’s relentlessly fast-changing business landscape, it’s more vital than ever. Indeed, today’s robust game plan often becomes tomorrow’s agile workaround, and the only thing that all project managers know for certain before an initiative kicks off is “to expect the unexpected.”

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Topics: Office Design, Collaborative Workspace, Open Offices

4 Reasons How an Office Redesign Improves Company Culture

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Jun 3, 2016 11:30:00 AM

“Company culture” is an all-encompassing term that captures the essence of an organization’s values, principles, ethos, vision, and mission. It also provides the framework – formally and informally, directly and indirectly – for accepted norms and standards. Indeed, everything from the general noise/volume level in a workplace to the degree of staff diversity plays a role in shaping, and in turn being shaped by, company culture. 

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Topics: Office Renovation, Collaborative Workspace

3 Office Design Tips for Millennials

Posted by Dan Johnstone on Apr 27, 2016 11:30:00 AM

For several years, business leaders and executives have been told that “the Millennials are coming”, and they should be ready to adjust to this unprecedented demographic shift. Well, the messaging has changed, because the Millennials are no longer coming: they are already here!

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Topics: Collaborative Workspace, Open Offices

6 Office Redesign Tips to Transform Your Workspace

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Apr 11, 2016 11:30:00 AM

One of the most rewarding outcomes of an office redesign is that you can literally transform your workspace into an environment that is dramatically more productive, efficient, energized and positive – which is a win for everyone: your employees, your customers, and your organization as a whole.

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Topics: Office Renovation, Collaborative Workspace, Open Offices

How Your Office Redesign Can Create a Healthy Workspace for Your Employees

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Apr 8, 2016 2:30:00 PM

There are many rewards of an office redesign, including improved workflows, better collaboration, enhanced customer service, and a more impressive image and reputation (which is very important for recruiting and retention).

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Topics: Office Renovation, Collaborative Workspace, Open Offices