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How Your Office Redesign Can Create a Healthy Workspace for Your Employees

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Apr 8, 2016 2:30:00 PM

There are many rewards of an office redesign, including improved workflows, better collaboration, enhanced customer service, and a more impressive image and reputation (which is very important for recruiting and retention).

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Topics: Office Renovation, Collaborative Workspace, Open Offices

How Sit-Stand Desks are Changing the Office Environment

Posted by Dan Johnstone on Apr 4, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Across the country, a growing number of businesses – from small firms to large organizations – are replacing conventional chairs and desks, with “sit-stand” desks.

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Topics: Office Renovation, Collaborative Workspace, Space Planning

How to Design Your Office for the Future

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Mar 30, 2016 11:30:00 AM

First things first: the notion of “designing your office for the future” does not have anything to do with trying to reconfigure your environment, so that it might be used as a set for the next Star Trek movie. Rather, it means future-proofing your office renovation investment, so that you can continue reaping the rewards for years and decades to come.

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Topics: Office Renovation, Collaborative Workspace, Space Planning

3 Office Renovation Tips to Improve Employee Happiness

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Mar 29, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Just how important is employee happiness to the bottom-line? A study at the University of Warwick discovered that happier employees led to a 12 percent increase in productivity – while unhappy workers diminished productivity by 10 percent. As the researchers concluded: "We find that human happiness has large and positive causal effects on productivity. Positive emotions appear to invigorate human beings".

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Topics: Office Renovation, Collaborative Workspace, Space Planning

6 Design Ideas to Promote Office Collaboration

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Mar 10, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Businesses are constantly investing in technology and training in order to promote office collaboration. And while both these approaches can pay significant dividends, there is another, somewhat lesser known way to dramatically increase collaboration and ultimately drive productivity, performance and profits: office design.

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Topics: Office Renovation, Collaborative Workspace

Are Breakout Spaces Right for Your Office Redesign?

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Feb 29, 2016 11:30:00 AM

are-breakout-spaces-right-for-your-office-redesign.jpgAcross the country and especially in Chicago, an increasing number of businesses are opting for an office redesign that makes ample use of what are called “breakout spaces”. Below, we highlight what this term refers to, and then explore why it may be a smart, progressive choice for your office redesign needs.

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Topics: Office Renovation, Collaborative Workspace, Open Offices

Office Design Trends for 2016

Posted by Dan Johnstone on Feb 26, 2016 11:30:00 AM

It has been about a month since we ushered in 2016, and that means most folks have all tied up their 2015 loose ends (or recovered from the festive holiday party circuit!), and are geared and ready to see what interesting and noteworthy developments the new year has in store.

In that spirit, the Key Interiors team is pleased to share the 4 office design trends that we believe will shape and influence 2016, and beyond:

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Topics: Collaborative Workspace, Open Offices

Office Design Best Practices from Google’s “Nested Office”

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Feb 25, 2016 11:30:00 AM

When you generate 66 billion dollars a year in revenue, you do not follow trends: you make them! And that is why the business world has been paying very close attention to Google’s famed “Nested Office” design (see some photos here), to see where it’s something they should adopt ASAP, or perhaps stand back and eventually “cherry pick” some of the best, coolest elements.

However, regardless of what side of the Nested Office design fence you may be on – all-for-it, or wait-and-see – there are some very insightful best practices that can be gleaned from Google’s approach:

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Topics: Office Renovation, Collaborative Workspace

Office Renovation Tips: How to Make Your Workspace More Collaborative

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Feb 10, 2016 11:30:00 AM

office-renovation-tips-how-to-make-your-workspace-more-collaborative.jpgLike many businesses across all sectors and in both the B2B and B2C space, you may have decided that enabling more efficient and effective collaboration among employees is a top priority.

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Topics: Office Renovation, Collaborative Workspace

How an Open Office Renovation Can Save You Money

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Jan 18, 2016 11:30:00 AM
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Topics: Office Renovation, Collaborative Workspace