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

The Ultimate Guide to Commercial Office Design for Gen Z

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Jul 24, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Where does the time go? Though many of us already in professional environments may be loathe to consider it, huge numbers of young people within Generation Z are poised to enter the workforce. Indeed, the oldest members of Gen Z are about to graduate from college, and as such, business owners need to adapt and adjust to this new breed of employee. With that in mind, today we’re going to focus on how companies can make their office spaces more inviting to young people. Consider this your ultimate guide to commercial office design for Gen Z:

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Topics: office design practices, Office Design

3 Car Dealership Renovation Best Practices

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

It’s natural to assume that given the rise of digital media over the past twenty years people would value online interactions more than face-to-face meetings. However, that assumption is incorrect. Rather, most customers prefer interacting with a human being –– especially when making a big decision. This is one reason why car dealerships continue to thrive, despite the abundance of online intel relating to cars and car ownership. Deep down, people want to “talk it out” in person. As such, the physical layout of your dealership is an important aspect of your business’s performance. After all, if your dealership design is letting you down, you could be losing out on any number of sales as a result. To that end, here are three car dealership renovation best practices –– to help you court more customers and focus on closing more deals than ever before! 

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Topics: car dealership design, office design practices, Office Design, Renovation Timeline

Repurposed Office Design: How to Make an Old Workspace Vibrant

Posted by Dan Johnstone on May 15, 2018 10:30:00 AM

It’s natural that most business owners would have a vision in mind when they picture their ideal workspace. After all, part of the fun of owning a small business is dreaming about the possibilities of growth, expansion, and improvement. However, there’s often quite the disparity between how people would like their offices to look, and how they actually are. Indeed, more and more companies are having to make do with offices and workspaces that weren’t designed for their needs. In fact, some businesses occupy buildings that weren’t even meant for their line of work. With that in mind, today we’re going to examine several repurposed office design best practices, and show you how you can make any office environment feel like a thriving workspace.

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3 High Tech Office Design Ideas for Progressive Businesses

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on May 4, 2018 10:30:00 AM

The most innovative work spaces are often expressions of the forward-thinking companies behind them. After all, successful entrepreneurs recognize the value of a cutting-edge office, and will take measures to equip their team with everything they need to gain an advantage over the competition. The problem many companies face when dealing with office renovation however, is they don’t know where to start. Indeed, it can be a daunting task to try and completely reimagine a workspace from scratch. So in order to provide a solid blueprint for all business owners to follow, here are three high tech office design ideas for workplaces of all sizes.

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Workspace Design Psychology –– How to Improve Engagement and Productivity

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Mar 26, 2018 10:29:00 AM

An office at its best is more than just a set of rooms, desks, tables, and chairs. Instead, the best workplaces don’t feel like offices at all. They inspire people to create and perform better than they could anywhere else. So the question then becomes, how do you create a truly dynamic office? What about the way an office is designed allows for greater productivity and collaboration from your employees? Today we’re going to take a look at several factors that influence workspace design psychology –– and how you can use it to your advantage.         

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5 Reasons Your Healthcare Waiting Room is Letting You Down

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Feb 27, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Professionals in the healthcare industry strive to provide the best service they possibly can to their patients. Yet, too often their good work is undermined by a daunting, Orwellian waiting room. Indeed, it’s only natural that many people are nervous about seeing a doctor –– which is why your healthcare waiting room is so vital. It’s there you’ll either make a vibrant first impression, or else set your patient on-edge. To that end, here are five signs your healthcare waiting room is letting you down –– and how to make it right instead:

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Topics: Office Design

5 Creative Office Design Tips for the New Year

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Jan 24, 2018 10:30:00 AM

The holiday season may seem a long time ago already, but the New Year has only just begun. And with it comes the opportunity to better yourself, develop healthy habits, and re-prioritize what’s important to you. The good news is, you can take that New Year’s optimism and channel it in any number of ways –– including redesigning your office. So if you’re feeling especially creative, or if you’ve been putting off reconfiguring your office for some time, here are five creative office design tips to help get you started in 2018:

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CEO Office Design: How to Create the Optimal Workspace

Posted by Dan Johnstone on Jan 19, 2018 10:30:00 AM

ceo office designIn the modern corporate world, there are a number of executives who eschew a private office and instead set up shop alongside their employees. While this spirit might be commendable, in practice it presents a myriad of problems for the contemporary CEO –– from a lack of privacy, to a decrease in status and even productivity. So how do you strike the right balance between the stuffy, off-limits offices of yesteryear, and forgoing an essential workspace entirely in your office layout? The good news is, there are measures you can take to ensure that your CEO office design creates a room that is both private enough to allow for quality work, and still inviting and open at the same time. Here’s how:

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How to Make the Most of a Studio Office Design

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Jan 10, 2018 2:30:00 PM

studio office designThere’s a common misconception in the design world that a larger canvas allows for greater creativity; that if you’re saddled with tight quarters you’ll just have to make do with your surroundings. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Indeed, anyone can make the most of a studio office design –– provided they keep an open mind and apply sound design elements to their space. Here’s how you can get started revamping your studio office:

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