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Tom Johnstone

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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

5 Office Organization Hacks for Small Workplaces

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

When it comes to interior office design, size can matter a great deal. However, it is possible to build a functional workplace in a small office, even if you’ve struggled with a lack of space in the past. The key to maximizing a work area is, unsurprisingly, organization. It’s imperative that your team is able to make use of all of the space available to them. Fortunately, if they do, improved performance is almost certain to follow. With that in mind, today we’re going to explore five office organization hacks that provide serious benefits to small workplaces:

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Topics: small office spaces

5 Tips for Dealing with a Noisy Workplace

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

A noisy office isn’t always an indication of great productivity. Indeed, while business owners certainly want their employees to feel comfortable collaborating with each other on important projects, research indicates that ambient noise in the workplace not only affects professionals’ ability to concentrate, but could also lead to increased stress, strain, and health risks. Another problem for business leaders is that distracting noises can come in a variety of forms. In order to help you and your team stay focused and energized in a noisy workplace, then, make sure to check out these five helpful tips:

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Topics: noisy workplace

How to Beautify an Ugly Office

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Jan 29, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Coming to terms with the limitations of your office can be a difficult thing to do. After all, no business owner wants to admit that their workspace isn’t up to standard or that it’s lacking in anyway. Yet, many offices are indeed somber, messy, cluttered, dated, and/or boring. The silver lining is that it’s possible to beautify an ugly office quickly and efficiently. Here are four options worth exploring today:

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Topics: office redesign