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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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