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Open Office Concept Pros and Cons: What You Need to Know

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on May 23, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Sometimes a perceived advantage is just as good as a real one. After all, if your customer base thinks your company is more advanced than your competition, then you might as well be. However, when it comes to office design, businesses can’t afford to invest solely in “perceived” benefits. Rather, they need an office renovation to provide tangible results. That’s why we’re going to take a close look at open office concept pros and cons today. Open office concepts are popular –– and they can be highly effective –– but it’s still important for business owners to know what they’re getting when they sign up for an open design.

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Topics: open office

What is Contemporary Office Design?

Posted by Tom Johnstone on May 22, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Odds are, most business leaders don’t think about their office layout and design on a daily basis. However, even if you don’t realize it, office design nevertheless has a big impact on your productivity and morale. Given that fact, contemporary office design tends to focus on the subtle aspects of a space that dictate employee experience. Defining contemporary office design is straightforward; contemporary design encompasses the styles interior designers are currently creating for workspaces. Today, though, we’ll go one step further and explain several key characteristics of contemporary office design. Check them out here:

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Topics: modern office design

3 Meeting Room Design Ideas for Small Businesses

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Apr 18, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Productive meetings are key to business success. This might sound obvious, but plenty of companies hold lackluster, ineffective meetings that serve only to waste their employees’ valuable time and limit progress. Unfortunately, some small businesses struggle to find adequate space to hold meaningful meetings. Conference rooms that are too small or are in other ways deficient will make it difficult to run meetings in an efficient manner. Fortunately, today we’ll outline three meeting room design ideas for small businesses operating with a limited space or budget:

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Topics: small office spaces

5 Dental Operatory Design Best Practices

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Apr 16, 2019 10:30:00 AM

For some, entering a dental operatory is like stepping into a nightmare. Indeed, almost three in four American adults experience some trepidation about the dentist’s office, and between five and ten percent have full-blown dental phobia. That’s the bad news. The good news is that dentists can combat this stigma in a number of ways. One of the most effective methods for putting your patients’ minds at ease is to create a dental operatory design that is both modern and welcoming. Here are five best practices that will help you achieve that ideal balance:

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Topics: Dental Office Renovation

6 Ways to Make Your Office Reception Area More Welcoming

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Apr 11, 2019 10:30:00 AM

First impressions matter a great deal. For better or worse, snap judgements color our perceptions of people, places, and products. In the business sense, most professionals first encounter a company through its office reception area. Indeed, this space can either set up positive expectations or potentially disorient and disappoint a new visitor. Obviously this can have big consequences. If your business entertains guests, clients, job applicants, or visitors of any sort, then your reception area needs to be on point. Thankfully, today we’ll share six ways you can make this space more welcoming and pleasant:

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Topics: waiting room design

5 Tips for Improving Individual Workstation Design

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Apr 10, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Modern offices are diverse places. Most contain multiple workstations, open areas, break rooms, conference spaces, and other rooms designed for specific functions. Naturally, office design as a whole will encompass all of those elements. However, as one would expect, different design best practices apply to different parts of the office. Designing a CEO’s office presents an entirely separate challenge to renovating a lunch room, for instance. With that in mind, today we’ll share five tips for improving individual workstation design so that you and your employees can start working more effectively today:

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Topics: workstation design

Business Office Remodeling: 5 Trends to Watch in 2019

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Mar 27, 2019 10:30:00 AM

It’s difficult to overstate how beneficial a new, vibrant office can be for a growing business. Compelling workplaces help boost productivity, attract top talent, impress clients, and promote your business’s brand. However, as with any other industry, interior design is constantly changing. As such, it’s important for forward-thinking business owners to recognize the latest trends in business office remodeling to ensure that their workspace is firing on all cylinders. Here we’ll outline five trends from this year that have real staying power:

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Topics: Office Design

Cubicle vs Office: What’s the Best Design Choice For You?

Posted by Dan Johnstone on Mar 26, 2019 10:30:00 AM

In the world of interior business design, there’s probably no more hotly-contested topic than whether to install cubicles or to adopt an open-office plan. Indeed, the cubicle vs office debate has plenty of detractors –– on both sides. Certain studies suggest that open office designs decrease productivity, while psychologists argue that cubicles make people miserable at work. So how should a business owner lay out their ideal workplace? Today we’ll explain the pros and cons associated with these different design choices and help you make an informed decision that will benefit your company:

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Topics: Open Offices

5 Cozy Office Ideas for Modern Businesses

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Mar 22, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Considering that many professionals spend 40, 50, or even 60 hours in the workplace every week, it only makes sense for modern offices to boast many supportive amenities. Indeed, an office really should be a home away from home for employees. And it’s no surprise that when professionals feel comfortable in their surroundings, they’re more productive and happier as a result. Given all of those facts, today we’re going to explore five cozy office ideas that you can implement at your HQ today:

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Topics: cozy office ideas

Here’s Everything You Need for an Office Collaboration Space

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Mar 19, 2019 10:30:00 AM

For many business owners, getting their employees to collaborate with each other more often is at the top of their to-do list. Given the increasingly specialized nature of many positions, it’s of particular importance to ensure that everyone on your team stays on the same page. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done. And creating an office collaboration space that actually improves employee communication can be quite challenging. That’s where we come in. Below, we’ll list everything you need to design a workplace that brings your team together:

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Topics: Collaborative Workspace