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4 Highly Effective Executive Office Layout Ideas

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Nov 25, 2019 10:30:00 AM

At every level of business, appearance matters. And the higher you move up the corporate ladder, the more important it is to make a good impression with prospective partners, clients, and team members. However, executive offices must offer professionals a space that prioritizes appearance and productivity in equal measure. After all, what’s the benefit of an office that looks good, but doesn’t suit a professional’s needs? With that in mind, today we’ll take a look at four highly effective executive office layout ideas. Check them out here: 

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Topics: executive office

5 Tips to Create the Ideal Medical Office Layout

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

Have you ever rearranged the furniture in your living room? If you have, then you know that just a few key layout changes can entirely alter the way that a space looks and feels. In the same vein, changing the makeup of a medical facility can have a big effect on patient satisfaction and employee productivity. With that in mind, today we’ll look at five tips that you can use to create the ideal medical office layout for your clinic. Check them out here: 

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Topics: medical office design

5 Waiting Room Entertainment Ideas

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Sep 26, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Patience may be a virtue, but the reality is that many people lack it. According to a recent survey, 85% of patients have to wait between 10-30 minutes after their scheduled appointment to see a doctor. These wait times are hardly unreasonable, but they’re also the “worst part” of a trip to the doctor’s –– according to 63% of those surveyed. People just hate waiting, and waiting rooms have been known to spike anxiety and nerves. This is certainly a problem for professionals in the medical field, like dentists and doctors, but a lackluster waiting room can affect any business negatively. Today, we’ll highlight five waiting room entertainment ideas that professionals can implement to keep their patients, visitors, or customers comfortable and relaxed. Check them out here: 

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Topics: waiting room design

The Ultimate Office Renovation Checklist

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Aug 29, 2019 10:30:00 AM

When tackling a big assignment, it’s always best to break it down into smaller components. This way, you can focus on individual aspects one at a time and work more effectively. The same principle holds true for carrying out an office redesign or renovation. Unfortunately, plenty of business owners don’t know where to begin with this task. If you’ve never renovated an office space before, it can be very difficult to learn everything there is to know about the process in a short space of time. With that in mind, today we’re going to share our ultimate office renovation checklist. Following these eight steps will help you form a plan that works for your business: 

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Topics: Office Renovation

Is a Quiet Office Good For Productivity?

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Jul 30, 2019 10:30:15 AM

Distractions in the workplace can come in a variety of forms. Noises from traffic outside, smells emanating from the kitchen, an impromptu call for a meeting –– all of these things can break an employee’s focus. However, some offices are so silent, so devoid of distraction that even the smallest disturbance can become a big issue. This leads us to the seemingly paradoxical question: is a quiet office good for productivity? Yes and no. The key to developing a positive workspace environment is about finding balance. Loud, noisy offices aren’t ideal, but neither are cathedral-quiet workspaces that make people feel self conscious.

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Topics: work environment

6 Tips for Creating an Awesome Workplace Kitchen Area

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Jun 24, 2019 10:30:00 AM

It’s no surprise that modern professionals spend a lot of time at work. In fact, the average person will spend around 90,000 hours (over ten years) of their life at the office. Given that fact, it’s wise for business owners to create office environments that are welcoming and comfortable. One of the best ways to make employees feel at home (while at work) is to create a vibrant workplace kitchen area. Here are six tips that will help business owners achieve that goal:

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Topics: workplace kitchen

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

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 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