Office furniture is more than the furniture just like the flowers are not the whole garden. So, it’s also the lighting and the surroundings in the office that make the office. All of this with the right furniture pieces can play a part in boosting your productivity in your business. Think about it; you spend at least 8 hours a day, and sometimes more, in one place for most of your daylight hours. So, having...
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The trend that everything has to match in your office is passé. Using mixed furniture instead is the new tread. When textures and colors are used in your offices, conference rooms and other rooms too, this gives everything a more personalized look too. The idea is to make the office an extension of your tastes by not using the same type of furniture pieces everywhere so that you can make an office or work place...
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If you have a business, you most likely have a multi-generational work environment among your employees. It could comprise four generations who need to work together and co-exist peacefully. These generations are: The Baby Boomers: These workers were born between 1946-65. This generation has stability, responsibility, and a formality about them. They also have a sense of loyalty and value quality. Because of the economic downturn, many are putting off retirement and trying to replenish...
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The breakroom, or lunchroom as it is also called, is an important part of the daily workplace. It’s a place where your employees can take a mental and physical break from the rigors of the daily grind. There are ways to update your breakroom too without a lot of expense and still make it a place where your employees will enjoy being together. Even something as simple as new stools can be a plus. Some...
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Open workspaces are standard now in the business world. Everyone is sitting out in the open. They still have their own desks and everything else, but gone are the old fashioned cubicles of lore. The interaction among employees this fosters does help with projects and assignments when on teams here. But the question is, where does the boss come into play? Is it better if the boss is in the workplace, in a private office,...
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With the open office workplace, privacy is not always easy to find. Some employees may not mind the bustle and noise, but other people may find it difficult to concentrate. The work output can be compromised as well as having some unhappy employees without some kind of privacy available. Plus, there are four types of privacy which are sought after by employees. Acoustic privacy is from noise invasion. Noise levels can affect concentration. Some people...
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If you spend a lot of time at your desk working, how you sit can affect how you feel towards the end of the day. If your body has been supported correctly, then you can stay focused on your work instead of your aching neck though. So how does a headrest on a chair, an ergonomic chair, help? Why is it useful? To begin with, a headrest on an office chair is a matter of...
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You have your coffee sitting on your desk for just a minute. Someone calls your name; you turn around and your arm bumps into your coffee cup. You jump up in time not to spill any on you, but it runs across your desk and onto your office chair.  The spill grows and sets in. Now what? Questions to ask after the spill The questions to ask is what is the material of the chair?...
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With school starting after summer vacation and the holidays coming up, soon it will be fund raising time. This is when your co-workers approach you about supporting their children, nieces, nephews or grandchildren in their fund-raising campaigns. Whether it be candy, cookie or candle sales; you’re going to be asked for support. So, what do you do? Workplace policies Some workplaces policies only permit fundraising requests on lunch hours or breaks. Other companies allow donation...
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When two or more of your employees are having issues and not getting along, it can cause tension for everyone else. Being hostile, moody or combative can make other employees on edge, not to mention unable to get their work done. Their desk time will be miserable. Arguments, disagreements and feuds can crop up for numerous reasons even if you have an excellent company culture too. It could be a power struggle, one person thinking...
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