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Jerry Johnstone

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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

Interior Design 101: 6 Positive Work Environment Ideas

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

Creating a positive work environment is a two-part process. How well employees get along, collaborate, and, in general, work together depends on 1) the culture of a given company, and 2) the actual physical environment employees inhabit. It’s unwise to overlook the role interior design plays in developing a functional office atmosphere. To further the point, here we’ll focus on six positive work environment ideas business owners can implement to great effect:

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Topics: work environment

Open Office Etiquette: 4 Helpful Guidelines

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Feb 21, 2019 10:30:00 AM

In an ideal world, open office designs should boost collaboration, productivity, and improve the way your business functions. In practice, though, getting all of your team members on the same page –– in the same space –– can be more difficult than it first seems. While business owners want their team members to feel comfortable with each other, it’s not a wise play to opt for an open office design without also implementing some rules for decorum. To that end, here are four simple guidelines that will help your team maintain good open office etiquette:

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Topics: open office