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COE Leasing

September 15, 2017 by admin

This month we launched an important part of our business: leasing office furniture. Having a leasing arm at COE is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time, not only because it’s a need we hear about from our clients, but also because we know the first-hand benefits of leasing office furniture instead of […]

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Standing Desks: What Does the Science Say?

August 19, 2017 by admin

Standing desks are nothing new.   In fact, they go back hundreds of years to famous statesmen like Winston Churchill and Thomas Jefferson. They were also the preferred creativity platform of authors Ernest Hemingway and Charles Dickens.   Since the 19th century, standing desks have gone through cycles of popularity and obscurity. Why they came […]

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Standing Desks: What Are They and How Did They Start?

August 7, 2017 by admin

The standing desk – such a disruptor. Or so you think. Over the past ten years, standing desks have become more and more popular, partly because they’re so different than the cubicles most office workers are used to, but also because studies have shown that sitting for long hours during the day is literally hazardous […]

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The Healthy Mind: How Entrepreneurs and Employees Can Keep Their Brain Happy

July 30, 2017 by admin

Whether in the early stages of a start-up, or the frantic throws of a fully functioning business, the everyday stresses of serious entrepreneurship are exceedingly taxing on the nerves as well as your overall physical health. The litany of issues to be dealt with on a day-to-day basis requires a tremendous amount of brain power […]

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Nutritious for Business: Healthy Eating, Sleeping and Thinking Habits for Enriched Entrepreneurs

July 23, 2017 by admin

Amid the constant barrage of tips and tricks to get ahead in the entrepreneurial arena, no method is greater than caring for your body. So many businesses – and business owners –  fizzle out too soon, not because of a lack of ingenuity or motivation, but a lack of energy. The spark of inspiration can […]

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Why You Need to Consider Updating Your Breakroom

June 20, 2017 by admin

The breakroom is no longer an afterthought. As companies have moved toward a more employee-focused philosophy of operation, the breakroom has emerged as an opportunity for engagement and connection. It is no longer the domain of faded furniture, old coffee and yellowish fluorescent lights. Industry experts have encouraged companies to go all-out in the breakroom, […]

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What’s Hot in the Workplace in 2017?

June 6, 2017 by admin

We’re one quarter into 2017 and, if you’ve been keeping an eye on office trends, you know what’s happening. If not, don’t worry; that’s a job we enjoy taking on. Now, we know that office furniture isn’t really seen as a “beautiful” thing, but there is a certain amount of elegance to the way that […]

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The Cubicle Is a Lot More Amazing Than You Think: A Brief History

May 22, 2017 by admin

Here’s something you probably didn’t know: The cubicle is 53 years old. That’s right. The office staple we’ve come to know and love was invented in 1964 by Robert Propst, a designer for Herman Miller, the design firm whose Aeron office chair set the standard of workplace artistry, function and comfort. A sort of renaissance […]

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How Office Organization Affects Clients, Candidates and Your Employees

May 11, 2017 by admin

Part of what makes our work so important is the undisputed link between how your office is organized and how your employees perform. An essential aspect of workplace organization is privacy – employees perform at the creative peak when they feel like they have their own space. Another key here is community. A well-designed workplace […]

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How Body Language Can Change Your Career Trajectory: The Leader

April 15, 2017 by admin

In the first part of our series on body language, we talked about how our unconscious movements can influence the way we’re perceived. There are certain postures and habits that communicate weakness, laziness or disinterest. With those rogue body movements now identified, we can focus on fine tuning our nonverbal communication skills, turning them into […]

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