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McCoy Rockford Counterpoint Series: Resimercial vs. Corporate Environment

Jul 12, 2019 3:09:25 PM

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 corporate environments and how more traditional workspaces can drive professional behavior.

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Topics: Collaboration, attracting talent, Employee Engagement, creating a great place to work, branding, innovation, standing desk, productivity, employee satisfaction, workstations, open office concept, commercial design, maximize space, customer experience, next generation in the workplace, workplace trends, employee wellbeing, new brand, brand launch, mccoy rockford, agile, agileworkteam, flexcollection, corporateenvironment

Support Agile Teams with the Right Furniture & Technology Combination.

Jul 9, 2019 4:39:02 PM

As seen in the IFMA Houston Chapter newsletter!

Although agile principles have guided the software development industry since 2001, non-tech companies have adopted agile best practices to guide their own projects. From increasing synergy and creating a culture of hyper-connectedness to improving efficiency and empowering employees, organizations are seeing the impact of agile work teams. In fact, the 2017 Forbes Achieving Greater Agility Report found:

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Topics: Collaboration, attracting talent, Employee Engagement, creating a great place to work, branding, innovation, standing desk, productivity, employee satisfaction, workstations, open office concept, commercial design, maximize space, customer experience, next generation in the workplace, workplace trends, employee wellbeing, new brand, brand launch, mccoy rockford, agile, agileworkteam, flexcollection

Is an Open Office Concept Right for You?

Apr 20, 2016 3:09:44 PM

The open office concept has been around for a long time. Industrialists like Frederick Taylor and Henry Ford popularized the efficient floor plan in the early 20th century. Later, the increase of knowledge workers brought about an evolution where open plans included cubicles and panels. Mobile technology now allows workers to be nomadic. Instead of "owning" a specific workstation, some coworkers share space as they are in and out of the office. At one time, even the mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, promoted an open plan to signal his accessibility, encourage collaboration and promote a more egalitarian workplace.

But the open office concept has received pushback recently. In Susan Cain's popular TED talk, she spoke for many introverts who find open offices challenging.

Now, most of us work in open plan offices, without walls, where we are subject to the constant noise and gaze of our coworkers

Introverts aren't the only ones complaining. Many of us need focus time during the day away from distractions and interruptions. So, is the open office concept right for you and your office? Here are a few tips to help you answer that question.

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Topics: Brody WorkLounge, glass-front offices, office layouts, office floor plans, open office concept

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