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How to Keep Your Corporate Office Current

Jan 29, 2020 4:14:38 PM

Learn how to keep your corporate office current through commercial interior design. With a workplace that is constantly evolving, you must adapt if you hope to create a corporate office that encourages efficiency and keeps employees happy. Improve productivity and increase engagement when you opt for an innovative corporate office design.

The Way People Work is Changing 
While there is still a need for personal office space, there has also been an increase in the demand for collaborative spaces. Create a corporate office with the ability to support all kinds of work — offer pods for deep, individualized thought alongside workspaces with room for many. Multipurposed designs built for teamwork enable staff to work together with ease. For furniture that fosters collaboration and offers a contemporary aesthetic, turn to Orangebox, a designer and manufacturer working hard to create pieces for the changing workplace. Their cutting-edge Air³ is proof — transforming from a modular meeting room into a private space, phone booth or touchdown room.

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Topics: teamwork, office design, inspire, energize, office trends, current office trends

Top Three Trending Office Colors for 2020

Jan 17, 2020 3:34:46 PM

Breathe life into the workplace with the top three trending office colors for 2020. Studies show that different colors have different effects. Whether choosing furniture pieces for the office or putting paint on the wall, the colors you choose matter — some colors are comforting and refreshing while others cause agitation. Use color wisely when you pick hues to uplift employees and enhance mood.

Green to Relax
Think seafoam and celadon — natural shades of green that offer an air of calm. Employees will feel at ease with the serenity these colors provide. Usher in relaxation when you choose furniture pieces of this hue like the West Elm Work Belle or West Elm Work Boardwalk, perfect for any lounge area or place of respite. Both pieces are modular and can be reconfigured to fit your space.
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Topics: employee wellbeing, teamwork, focus, office design, inspire, trending office colors, energize

Custom Workplace Designs Promote Employee Wellbeing

Oct 24, 2019 4:10:18 PM

Personalizing your workplace helps employees feel comfortable and can increase efficiency and productivity. Your healing, learning or working environment becomes a happier and healthier space for all when employee wellbeing is a priority. Ready to learn more? McCoy Rockford reveals three easy ways to achieve a custom workplace design where your employees will thrive.

Email alerts and ringing telephones can keep employees from finding the focus they desire. For situations that call for peace and quiet, tune out the world around you with enclaves and focus spaces — private areas that allow for deep concentration. Incorporating the use of the Brody WorkLounge by Steelcase makes it easy to provide employees shelter from interruption.
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Topics: efficiency, employee wellbeing, flexible seating, teamwork, focus, natural lighting, office design, reduce distraction

Designing a Classroom Environment That Sparks Creative Minds

Jul 15, 2019 11:54:41 AM

According to Edutopia’s latest video “A Child-First Approach to Classroom Design,” flexible classrooms give students choice over where and how they work. Adaptable learning spaces focus on the importance of a child feeling a sense of freedom in the environment, and furniture, technology, wall solutions and flooring can play an extensive role in the comfort and engagement that a room may provide.

Natural Light Can Brighten More Than Just the Room
Both students and teachers spend most of their day inside a classroom. To that end, creating the right environment where all can thrive is crucial. When trying to spark creativity and grow innovative minds, academic settings should have an energetic atmosphere, made possible by inviting natural light in with glass walls. Dividing walls can then be used to create more personal, quiet learning spaces. Learn more about establishing a flexible space with architectural walls.

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Topics: classroom furniture, learning types, flexible seating, education settings, classroom design, groupwork, student engagement, teamwork

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