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Tom Johnstone

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How to Optimize a Private Office Layout

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Oct 28, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Professionals employed in office environments typically either 1) work in a private office or 2) work in an open layout model. There are pros and cons associated with each strategy, but the ultimate success (or lack thereof) of an office design choice depends most on the execution of the plan. At the end of the day, creating an effective office layout is a matter of getting the best out of the space available. To that end, today we’ll focus on private office layout, and explain how business leaders can optimize these areas. 

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Topics: private office layout

5 Medical Clinic Design Best Practices

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Sep 24, 2019 2:30:00 PM

Little things matter a great deal in interior design. Nowhere is this concept more apparent than in medical clinic design. Small choices like the artwork on display in a waiting room, or the layout of an exam room can have big effects on patient satisfaction and employee productivity. Clinics are unique workspaces in that they must address the needs of both patients and medical professionals. And finding design solutions that achieve both criteria can be difficult. With that in mind, today we’ll focus on five key medical clinic design best practices. Check them out here: 

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Topics: medical office design

5 Effective Types of Office Layouts

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

As with any major decision, it’s important for business leaders to research different office design templates before they make a final choice. Informing yourself on a subject will enable you to make sensible decisions. Thankfully, business owners have a number of options at their disposal when it comes to renovating their office. Today, we’ll highlight five different, but effective, types of office layouts. Check them out here: 

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Topics: types of office layouts

4 Tips for Optimizing Reception Desk Designs

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Jul 25, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Your business’s reception area is the place where visitors form an initial opinion of your operation. As most professionals already know, a first impression matters a great deal. The nature and layout of a reception area may serve to delight and intrigue visitors, or leave them feeling confused or disappointed. It may seem odd to focus so much on one facet of office design, but the reception area –– and in particular reception desk designs –– may have a direct effect on a company’s ability to draw in clients and/or attract talented employees. Given that fact, today we’re going to share four tips for creating the perfect reception desk design –– regardless of your industry or area of expertise.  

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Topics: reception desk designs

6 Tips for Pulling Off a Work Office Makeover

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Jun 20, 2019 10:30:00 AM

No one should ever underestimate the power of a few small positive changes. Little alterations for the better can still be very meaningful. And that’s true in regard to office design as well. In fact, pulling off a successful work office makeover can boost morale, help employees focus, and make a space more welcoming to visitors. Today, we’re going to share six tips professionals can use to spruce up their workspaces right away:

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Topics: Office Renovation

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 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

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