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Four Ways You Can Upgrade Your Office Life in 2018

December 25, 2017 by admin

Even with the new year in full swing, it can be difficult to break free of the going-through-the-motions mentality that saps your creativity and keeps you cornered in a world where each day is the same as the last. The good news is that you can change that routine by taking a moment to see […]

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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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