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Four Tips to Make Sure You Don’t Ruin This Year’s Office Party

November 15, 2017 by admin

The holidays are upon us and that means the season of office parties will hit full stride. Candy corn. Candy canes. Brownies. Egg nog. Cake. Cookies. Casseroles. Crock-pot mysteries. All of it will descend on the office like the settlers who first came to America. Unfortunately, the tidings of good joy we’re supposed to bring […]

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Why a Wood Veneer Office Desk Could Be the Right Choice for Your Workplace

October 24, 2017 by admin

What comes to mind when you think of the word “veneer”? We’re guessing it’s not necessarily positive, and rightly so. Poorly constructed veneer has been the bane of offices, schools and universities across the country for decades. Which one of us doesn’t have memories of thin veneer being picked away to reveal the grainy particle […]

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How to Choose Workplace Furniture that Supports Creativity

October 17, 2017 by admin

Transforming a workplace into a productive, creative environment can be daunting. In order to do so effectively, there is a plethora of factors to consider including desired results, aesthetics and employee well-being. A particular organization’s definition of productivity and creativity depends on the particular industry at hand. Employees must be comfortable in a space to […]

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Four of the Coolest Reception Desks in the World

October 2, 2017 by admin

First impressions matter, right? That’s why some of the world’s most innovative companies also have some of the most innovative reception desks and reception areas. For many years – decades in fact – the reception desk of an office was a relatively uninspiring extension of the office itself. Design wasn’t always the key to a […]

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Four Tips for Keeping Your Office Tidy and Clean

September 28, 2017 by admin

Cleanliness may be next to godliness but it’s a lot easier said than done. Now, more than ever, office managers are concerned about how to keep their office tidy. Whether it’s because open-office floor plans have led to lax office trash patrols or tight budgets result in fewer professional cleanings, there are thousands of offices […]

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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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How Body Language Can Change Your Career Trajectory: The Employee

April 8, 2017 by admin

If communication is the key to success, then body language is how you turn that key. In fact, a recent Inc. article from leadership expert Peter Economy revealed that “60 to 90 percent of our communication with others is nonverbal.” It’s easy to believe that we have complete control over the way we present ourselves […]

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White and Pink Noise: Reducing Workplace Distractions Through Science

February 22, 2017 by admin

The “typical” office layout is changing. Partitions are disappearing. Cube-heavy offices are now cubeless. Open spaces and natural light are top priorities. But this move toward a more open, collaborative space has an interesting drawback, the Harvard Business Review noted in March 2015: noise. As the walls fell in workspaces, noise made its rise. There […]

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Tips for Sticking with Your Resolutions

February 13, 2017 by admin

We’re going to tell you something you and your New Year’s resolutions probably don’t want to hear. Nine out of 10 people who set New Year’s resolutions will not achieve what they set out to do. The statistics show that 64% of us will make it past one week, and less than half of us […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: The Numbers, The Habits and Why We Often Fail

January 27, 2017 by admin

What’s your New Year’s resolution? If somebody hasn’t asked you already, they will. According to stats website Statistics Brain, 45% of us will create some sort of goal to kick off the new year. But here’s the shocking thing: Only 8% of us will succeed. In that sense, it doesn’t really matter what our New […]

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How What You Eat at Work Can Affect How You Feel

January 16, 2017 by admin

Ever wonder why you’re ready to fall asleep on your desk by the time 2 p.m. rolls around? While America’s sleep debt might have something to do with it, we often forget that what we eat dictates how we feel when we’re trying fight through the fatigue that seems to hamper us every day. If […]

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Office Gossip: Four Ways Managers Can Prevent Gossip from Destroying Relationships

December 19, 2016 by admin

You’re the new supervisor and you walk into the break room. The banter that you could hear through the door comes to a halt as employees cut their conversation short in your presence. Over the next few weeks, you start to hear whispers and complaints about hurtful rumors being circulated by a few employees with […]

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Office Gossip: What to Do If You’re Who They’re Talking About and What to Do If You Aren’t

December 3, 2016 by admin

You’ll rarely encounter a workplace where gossip isn’t happening. Our first instinct is to assume that workplace gossip happens because employees aren’t happy and a little talk here and there eases the pain of the daily grind. However, we think the issue is bigger than that. Most of us just flat-out like to talk about […]

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Age-centric Organizations May Not Make It: Why Multigenerational Teams Succeed

November 25, 2016 by admin

The saying, “newer is better,” may be appropriate for iPhones, but a new article from Entrepreneur says that a combination of newer and older generations may be the key to your company’s success. “Companies are clamoring for advice on how to attract and retain members of this tech-savvy generation,” contributor Caren Maio writes. “But it’s […]

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Making Offices Cool Again: Our Summary of Inc.com’s 10 Coolest Offices

November 5, 2016 by admin

If you’ve made the round in office buildings in your city or around the country and world, then you know that most are high on productivity and low on aesthetic and functional beauty. Recently though, Inc.com injected some hope into an otherwise grey-tone world when they released an article about some of today’s most distinctive […]

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Working Around the Globe: How the United States Compares to Other Countries

October 18, 2016 by admin

“Working hard or hardly working?” Everyone’s heard the age-old expression at some point or another, whether it be a friendly jibe from a colleague or an in-passing barb from one of your bosses. You’ve probably used the phrase yourself once or twice around the old water cooler. More often than not, the jest requires little […]

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Break Room Ideas

October 10, 2016 by admin

Imagine yourself on a job interview and you’re getting a tour of your prospective company’s facilities. The cubicles aren’t so inspiring, but they’ll do. The reception area was Spartan, yet refined. HR’s offices were, well, HRish. But then you round and a corner and the person giving you the tour of the premises says, “Aaaaand […]

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Which Look Suits You? Knowing When to Go New, Refurbished or Used

September 28, 2016 by admin

You’ve decided it’s time for a change. Your company’s identity has taken a turn for the better over the past year, your branding has transformed and you want the inside of your office to reflect the momentum that’s taking place outside its walls. We specialize in helping you decide how to make that happen. Part […]

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The Debate Rages On: Veneer or Wood?

September 15, 2016 by admin

If you’ve stopped by our website to shop for office furniture, you’ve probably noticed we offer desks in two different types of material: laminate and wood veneer. Knowing the difference between the two isn’t common knowledge; many times people use the terms interchangeably. Just knowing the difference between laminate and veneer is only part of […]

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The Basic Principles of Space Organization

August 5, 2016 by admin

Think of your office as a work of art. It’s difficult, we know; work is often so stressful that art is probably the last thing on your mind. But there are also amazing days when you feel at home as you implement new ideas and gain credibility with your coworkers and bosses. While art and […]

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History of the Mouse

July 21, 2016 by admin

Mice have come a long way. What once used to be an afterthought in the computing experience is now an experience all its own. Manufacturers like Raven specialize in creating multi-function, highly-personalized gaming mice that can control armies, teams and other crucial elements of a video game. But the mouse hasn’t always been this complex. […]

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A Trio of Keyboards Make Their Case: Chiclet, Ergonomic and Traditional

July 5, 2016 by admin

Keyboards are the kind of thing you don’t really notice until you have to switch out your old clunker for a new one. You can feel the difference almost immediately, like putting on a new shirt that hasn’t been washed. Everything feels a little too crisp and a little too tight. Once that newness wears […]

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How to Turn Your Reception Area into a Powerful First Impression

June 4, 2016 by admin

You’re well aware of the importance of first impressions. Make a good one and you can win a sale, client or new employee within a matter of minutes. Make a bad one and you’re doomed before you even get started. While we spend most of our time thinking about the way we look, our body […]

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Is Sitting for More than Six Hours a Day As Bad As They Say It Is?

May 21, 2016 by admin

If you’ve been keeping tabs on workplace trends, you’ve probably run across the slew of recent stories sounding the alarm. Why the outcry? The experts are saying that being sedentary for more than six hours a day is just as bad for your body as smoking. Now, before you run out and order a fleet […]

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The History Behind the Ever-Popular Office Chair

May 10, 2016 by admin

The office chair is the undisputed king of the workspace. And why wouldn’t it be? Most office workers spend at least six hours in their chairs. Knowing this, big box stores have entire sections dedicated to them in the same way a car dealership fills their showroom with their best and brightest. While most professionals […]

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Five Benefits Of Using Systems Furniture In Your Office

April 27, 2016 by admin

Deciding on the type of furniture that best suits your office space in terms of size and shape is only part of the equation. It must also provide your employees with a productive and comfortable place to work. In the past, that meant a private office with a solitary desk, chair and extra storage furniture. […]

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8 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Office Space

April 19, 2016 by admin

In today’s modern world, careers of every kind are making offices their home base. An office is where you will spend the majority of your working hours, making it an area which should be personal, functional, and efficient. Whether your office is an entire room or a small cubical, having it operate at its full […]

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10 Tips for Improving Your Office Environment and Boosting Productivity

April 5, 2016 by admin

If you are determined to get the best out of your staff and create an office environment that is both happy and productive, it might be time to look at how you organize your space. Whether you have an open plan office or a smaller business, choice of furniture, including how it is positioned and […]

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7 Things Every Office Needs

March 3, 2016 by admin

Creating a space where your staff and visitors can feel comfortable, confident and engaged is one of the most important things a business needs to consider. It’s great having plenty of room but if you are not using it effectively and maximizing potential you could be losing out on a number of levels. Are your […]

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4 Ergonomic Principles All Office Chairs Must Have

January 27, 2016 by admin

Anyone who has spent long hours in an office chair can relate to the back pain that can go along with it. Putting too much stress on your spine can also lead to potential medical problems. For these reasons, the office furniture industry has embraced the use of ergonomic design in today’s modern office chairs, […]

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3 Reasons Why Standing Desks Are Gaining Popularity

January 13, 2016 by admin

With an overwhelming percentage of the working force operating in offices, many businesses are looking for the healthiest, most comfortable, and most productive work spaces to offer their employees. This applies to more than quality lighting and regular breaks – office workers will spend the majority of their careers sitting down at their desks, and […]

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4 Reasons Why Working from Home Can be Distracting

December 16, 2015 by admin

More people than ever are making the shift from their office to their home, allowing them to complete their workload from the comfort of their own environment without noisy coworkers, stressful commutes, and strict schedules to hold them down. However, working from home isn’t all sunshine and daisies; in fact, there can be many distractions […]

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5 Tips to Help Your Posture at Work

December 2, 2015 by admin

For those of us who spend the majority of their working hours at a keyboard, we all understand the value of good posture. Not only does it project the ideal professional look, but it improves your long-term health, your mood, and your ability to work longer and harder than before. Yet, while we all start […]

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Looking to Buy Refurbished Office Furniture? Keep These 3 Things in Mind

November 18, 2015 by admin

Refurbished office furniture is a perfectly acceptable choice when remodeling, upgrading, or furnishing a new office. Refurbished furniture looks like new furniture for a fraction of the price. The old standard office model is changing. Companies are toning down the expensive frills as modern management is encouraged to get more integrated and involved with their […]

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4 Reasons Why You Should Buy Ergonomic Chairs for Your Office

November 4, 2015 by admin

Sitting in one position for hours on end adds harmful stress to the spine. In order to help minimize the risk of developing or complicating potential back problems, the science of ergonomics has been incorporated into office chairs for decades. Ergonomic chairs are designed to support the lower back and improve posture. They are also […]

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Just Starting a Business? 4 Tips on How to Save Money on Office Furniture

October 21, 2015 by admin

When someone is just starting out in a new business venture, their running funds and allowable expenses are meticulously allotted out in every detail. When it comes to one of the most expensive start-up expenses such as purchasing office furniture, saving money is always going to be a top priority. The more money one can […]

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Standing Desks vs. Regular Desks: Which is Better for Productivity?

October 7, 2015 by admin

Purchasing office furniture can be a daunting task. Luckily, there is a wealth of choices in the market today, along with new and innovating achievements in design within the industry. Standing desks have continued to be a popular office furniture item, which purports to enhance worker productivity. But do they? With all the new innovations […]

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New vs. Used Office Furniture: Which is best for your New Business?

September 30, 2015 by admin

There are many options available in today’s market when it comes to choosing office furniture for your new business. But what are the differences between new, used, refurbished or remanufactured office furniture? And which choice is best for promoting a happy, productive working environment. This article will touch upon these subjects, and shed some useful […]

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3 Tips When Selecting Office Furniture

September 2, 2015 by admin

Planning the style, functionality, and characteristics of your new office furniture are important financial decisions that need to be done right the first time, in order to avoid a case of disheartening buyer’s remorse later.  Listed in this article are three major tips that cover some essential aspects of choosing the right office furniture that […]

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Robert De Niro, the S Curve & Choosing the Right Chairs for Your Office

August 26, 2015 by admin

As Robert De Niro once said, “If it’s the right chair, it doesn’t take too long to get comfortable in it.”  However, many of us are forced into using uncomfortable chairs at work.  Instead of the chair molding itself to our body, we are forced to mold our bodies to our chairs.  As a result, […]

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What Is Systems Furniture and Why Should Your Office Be Using It?

August 19, 2015 by admin

Whether you’re setting up a new office, remodeling your old space, or moving to a new location, you’re going to need some office furniture. There are a plethora of choices available to you, there’s no doubt about that. There are high-end, mid-range, budget, used and refurbished options in most areas. One type that you may […]

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