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Benefits of Ergonomics in the Workplace

Benefits of Ergonomics in the Workplace

Ergonomics simply means designing or arranging workplaces so they better suit the people who use them on a regular basis. It’s an important concept because many of today’s typical workplace activities involve many hours spent sitting, typing, and staring at computer screens. Unfortunately, such postures and habits aren’t all that good for overall health. This […]

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Generation Z and The Workplace

Generation Z and The Workplace

Workplaces around the world will soon experience a demographic shift with the first wave of Generation Z joining the global workforce alongside Millennials (born between 1980 and 1995), Gen Xers (1965-1980) and the last of the Baby Boomers (1945-1965). Like the older generations of workers, they’ll join, Gen Z’ers will bring to the workplace their […]

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Why You Should Have Professionals Install Your Office Furniture

Why You Should Have Professionals Install Your Office Furniture

When you select and buy new office furniture, more often than not, you look for sturdy pieces that will provide you with the highest quality. Having furniture that looks good and impresses clients and vendors alike makes your workplace look professional as well as warm and inviting. For many companies, the theory is, spend money […]

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Laminate vs Veneer vs Solid Wood Furniture

Laminate vs Veneer vs Solid Wood Furniture

The right office furniture can be a smart, long-term investment. What often contributes to its value and function is the quality of the materials used to make it. As for which products you might choose, it depends on what matters most to you. Wood, for instance, has classic beauty. Laminate, on the other hand, is […]

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Office Relocation Checklist

Office Relocation Checklist

Relocating to a new office is a good sign because this means your company is growing. However, moving to another office takes a lot of planning and preparation. The following office relocation checklist can help you prepare for this big change. Start With Your Employees You should always take the employees who are relocating and […]

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Make No Excuses – Do It Now

Make No Excuses – Do It Now

Planning can be important. Abraham Lincoln famously said that if he was given an axe and was told he had ten minutes to chop down a tree, he’d spend the first nine minutes sharpening the axe. But don’t confuse constructive planning with the actual work. Even Lincoln recognized that he would have to get down […]

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Another Disadvantage of Open Office Designs

Another Disadvantage of Open Office Designs

Researchers Alison Hirst of Anglia Ruskin University and Christina Schwabenland of the University of Bedfordshire studied the process of a local government moving its 1,100 employees from a series of traditional offices to one big open office over the course of three years in the U.K. The new office had all the markings of a typical open plan office–glass […]

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Office Space Productivity Killers

Office Space Productivity Killers

An open office is rumored to increase collaboration, encourage a good work culture, and decrease costs by accommodating more employees in less space. But in some situations, it can actually be less cost-effective than paying for private employee offices. To explore how office space and office design affects employee productivity, Commercial Cafe conducted a nationwide survey of 2,107 […]

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We Love a Challenge: Case Study

We Love a Challenge: Case Study

We asked Chris to describe an installation that was a bit more complex than usual and to explain the strategies Office Innovations used to rise to the challenge. Here’s Chris: “A national HVAC parts distribution company approached us to help them with a new office furniture installation. Their furniture was quite dated and worn—honestly, it […]

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Modern Workplace Themes

Modern Workplace Themes

It’s not uncommon to open a design or fashion magazine to a page touting the latest trends in interiors or lifestyle products. While trend spotting can be valuable in certain industries, it is ill-advised when developing workplace design strategies because it marginalizes the need to develop a strategy for evidence-based research. There are, however, consistent […]

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