There is a lot of focus on collaboration in the office because it's so important for getting certain types of work done. It's true that teams need to meet to complete many different types of projects. The need for office collaboration space is real. Many companies have spent a lot of time creating open spaces in the workplace to foster team work and reduce isolation. However, employees need areas to do their work. Quiet and private spaces are...
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When we go out to purchase a desk, we often only look for the obvious things we desire. We think about what features we want and what would look nicest in our office, but we do not always consider circumstance. For instance, many industrial companies and warehouses prefer to use metal desks due to their durability. While this is very sensible, there are often issues with how immovable large metal desks can be. Such environments...
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Ergonomics are often overlooked when people are procuring office chairs and that is a grave mistake. Muscoskeletal health issues impact a large part of the workforce and can cost businesses a lot of money in absences. Even the smallest deviation from a proper positioning in the way we sit or in how we situate our arms or hands, can end up causing us great pain and possible injury. This is especially true if one has...
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Office furniture is a big expense for employers. They have a wide variety of spaces to furnish including reception rooms, conference rooms, meeting rooms and offices. In addition to these spaces, they also have to provide appropriate office furniture for individual employees. In many cases, employees are hidden from the view of visitors. However, this is no excuse for scrimping on employee furniture, especially when it comes to employee chairs. Why is seating such an...
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Steelcase is a well known name in the office furniture market. They are known because they produce a high quality, durable, and comfortable line of products. Steelcase chairs are coveted for their wonderful features and ergonomic design. Three very popular models are the Steelcase Criterion, Leap and Think task chairs. Each of these chairs offers something a little different, which means one of them will surely fit your personal office needs.   Criterion The Criterion...
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I recently wrote about contemporary office furnishings and mentioned how many people believe that contemporary decorating means using only the color white. However, it’s not only modern styles that overlook color. Those with traditional decor also often neglect using color. So why is everyone so hesitant to incorporate color into the workspace? People are afraid of making a mistake. They don’t want their choices to clash or to be too bold and they want to...
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Creating a contemporary office space can be intimidating for some people, because they are not sure exactly what contemporary looks like. People often believe that the word contemporary means a specific look, color, or style. However, that just isn’t quite accurate. Contemporary simply means developed recently or modern. Modern means whatever is new, trendy, and updated with the latest features. Creating the design you want does not mean avoiding natural woods or only decorating only...
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Arranging a professional office environment is one of the first steps in creating an appropriate working space, especially for the executives on the work team. Office furniture can be a big budget item for companies but the right furnishings are one of the most important parts of the environment because it sets the tone for employees and visitors. The office needs to reflect the image that the company wants to project such as competence, capability,...
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The benefits of choosing an armless Steelcase Leap are endless. With an ergonomic design and beautiful organic curves it's the perfect chair for working those long tedious hours and still staying comfortable.  I know what you're thinking Why would you want an armless chair as opposed to a standard Leap? Space– It's not quite as bulky. Let's be honest space matters especially in an office. Without arms you can more easily maneuver around a conference...
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As we move through the different stages in our lives and careers we go through upgrades. We upgrade our wardrobe our cars, furniture and appliances. For me I needed some upgrade in my life specifically in my office. Now for those of you who read my blog How to Choose the Right Office Chair for Your Workspace you would know I had already begun this process. I traded in my over-sized office chair for something...
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