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McCoy Rockford Counterpoint Series: Resimercial vs. Corporate Environment

Apr 1, 2019 8:42:06 AM

As the debate over office space environment continues, McCoy Rockford brings you both sides of the discussion. This month, we’re focusing on the argument for resimercial, or home-inspired, spaces. Read on for our team’s thoughts and don’t forget to check back in May for the counterpoint.

Contemporary Workspaces Highlight Aspects of Home to Increase Employee Comfort
The lines have never been more blurred between work and home. As employee needs and wants evolve, forward-thinking designs blend the best of residential and commercial furnishings to create a workspace that is comfortable and familiar, while being flexible and inspiring. The reality is that most people are putting in longer hours at work, so why not provide them a space they actually want to live and work in?

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Topics: Employee Engagement, employee satisfaction, creative workspace, resimercial design, workplace trends, employee wellbeing, resimercial-inpsired design

Top Annoying Workplace Habits Solved with Office Furniture, Flooring, Architectural Walls & Technology

Feb 8, 2019 3:35:23 PM

In a recent article, the top 12 most annoying workplace habits were listed from most to least irritating. While it was a pretty comprehensive list, nowhere in the article were solutions to these everyday workplace anguishes. As the McCoy-Rockford team read on, we couldn’t help but realize the commercial interior products we recommend to our clients would assuage these common annoyances. In fact, three of the most agreed upon annoyances – loud talking, interruptions and complaining – can all be solved by incorporating the right office furniture, flooring, architectural walls and technology. Read on for our solutions.

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Topics: Workplace Issues, Interconnected Workplace, Employee Engagement, office layouts, workstations, commercial design

3 Ways Inspiration from Home Can Improve Your Commercial Workspace

Jan 15, 2019 2:44:38 PM

While work somehow always finds its way home with us, a recent trend has made it possible for home to come to work. With the lines between home and work becoming more blurred, resimercial design blends the best of residential and commercial furnishings to create workspaces that are comfortable and familiar, while still being engaging.

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Topics: Wellbeing, Employee Engagement, office layouts, resimercial design

How to Design a Workplace for Employee Engagement

Apr 13, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Employee engagement has received a lot of press over the last several years. There's a good reason. Roughly one-third of the global workforce is disengaged. Leaders cannot ignore this because it translates into a bottom line issue for companies. According to a study by Towers Watson, this results in a 32.7% decline in operating income for companies with low levels of employee engagement. Meanwhile, companies with high levels of employee engagement enjoyed a 19% increase in operating income.

What can we do about this trend? It turns out, how we design the spaces we work in can affect employee engagement. Christine Congdon, Editor of 360 Magazine & Director, Global Research Communications, discusses new data from the Steelcase Global Report and how leaders should create a Resilient Workplace to help employees become more engaged.

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Topics: trends, resiliency, engaging talent, retaining talent, Workplace Issues, attracting talent, Employee Engagement

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