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The Standing Office Goes Too Far?

March 31, 2013 by admin

In the United States, we always like to think we are ahead of the curve. But the fact is that we aren’t always first adopters of new ways of doing things. Nor do we always take new concepts further than anyone else. In some ways, that’s a good thing. For example, the standing desk trend […]

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No More Home Offices for Yahoo Workers

March 30, 2013 by admin

Of all the companies you would assume to be in favor of telecommuting, Yahoo is probably near the top of the list. But the new CEO of this mega-corporation is putting the kibosh on this practice. In the coy “We means You” language used by HR directors the world over, the head of HR at […]

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Office Furniture Causes Cancer & Infertility?

March 29, 2013 by admin

A research team at the Boston University School of Public Health has released troubling news about a chemical commonly used as a fire-retardant in polyurethane foam. This type of foam is often found in office furniture, which is typically required to meet higher fire resistance standards than home furniture. TDCPP is believed to be carcinogenic. […]

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Are You Board with Your Office Accessories?

March 14, 2013 by admin

This week’s roundup of our “Favorite Things” for the office is all about boards. Write on them, tack stuff on them, add magnets, it’s up to you how you use these handy office accessories. They come in a huge variety of sizes and materials to fit every space and every need. Here’s just some of […]

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Another Good Reason to Lease Office Furniture?

March 13, 2013 by admin

Leasing office furniture has many benefits for businesses of all sizes. It can be a great way to: Cut capital expenses and keep more cash in your business bank account Potentially enjoy tax benefits by paying for office furniture under your operating expenses category Hold your options open if you aren’t sure what type of […]

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Where Do You Get Your Used Office Furniture?

March 12, 2013 by admin

One of the things we love about dealing in used office furniture is the opportunity to work with small business owners and save them money. But sometimes, entrepreneurs strike out on their own to salvage items they can use in the office. From the Huffington Post comes an interview with Laura Zander (founder of Jimmy […]

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Is Your Office Furniture Too Hard Core?

March 9, 2013 by admin

Over the past 15 years, more and more companies have been looking for ways to boost the 3 “Cs” at work: Creativity, Collaboration and Comfort. They’ve tried almost everything you can imagine to achieve these goals. Design open plan offices that do away with cubicle panels and let everyone see and hear everyone else all […]

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Tips for Focusing at Work in 2013

March 8, 2013 by admin

Whether we have our own business or a traditional 9 to 5 job, most of us aren’t satisfied with just getting by at work. We want to be more effective in our jobs – we really, really do! It’s just that concentrating is so difficult. If only there was some way to turn off or […]

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Could Your Office Furniture Save Your Life

March 7, 2013 by admin

Elizabeth Barrett wrote an article this month for the Gothenburg Times that paints a disturbing picture of the future workplace. Over the last few years, there has been an increased focus in the media on “killing sprees” at public places, schools and workplaces. The fact is that workplace violence (including gun violence) is not new. […]

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Where Will Your Office Furniture Be in 15 Years?

March 2, 2013 by admin

Do you read the Building Operation Management magazine? If not, you missed this piece about “Factors that Impact Office Furniture Design”. The article starts with the assumption that your office furniture will be in service for 10-15 years. We’ve certainly seen plenty of furniture last a lot longer. That’s not surprising since we work in […]

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