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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

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

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

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

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

5 Interior Design Factors that Increase Productivity

Posted by Dan Johnstone on Jan 28, 2019 10:30:00 AM

When most business professionals talk about increasing workplace productivity, they focus on abstract concepts. Unfortunately, business owners can’t purchase “positive-management techniques,” or “self-accountability,” for their team members. And while it’s possible to change a company’s culture strictly through attitude adjustment, altering the physical layout of a space is often a much more effective way to boost morale and performance. Given that fact, make sure to check out these five interior design factors that increase productivity:

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Topics: office layout