Did you know that you can lose up to an hour a day because your desk is disorganized? But if your desk is well organized and everything is in its place, this can help with work productivity and set the tone for your day. This is because when you can’t find something, not only does it take extra time to find it, but it causes stress. Getting your desk organized It’s easier to maintain your...
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Open spaces are very popular with office designers because they are motivating for employees and foster a team environment. These types of floor plans are also becoming widespread as companies strive to foster collaboration among employees. Open spaces have other advantages. They allow for impromptu meetings. Employees have more chances to interact with each other which helps them form strong relationships, especially with people they may not work with on a regular basis. Despite the...
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Artwork is an important part of the design of any office. Adding artwork can be a fun part of putting together a new office or revamping an older one. There are many important considerations when choosing art for the office. Obviously, your own taste is important. This is not, however, the only consideration. The appearance of your office sends a message to anyone who visits. It also affects employees' perception of the office. That's why you should consider several...
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When it comes to furnishing your office, you will quickly find that there are a wide variety of styles of furniture. It can seem overwhelming at first. After all, you need furniture that will play more than one role. It needs to be functional. Employees need the right tables, chairs, desks and other items to do their jobs. The furniture needs to be inviting, especially if you are furnishing a conference room or a reception area. The office furniture...
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As a manager, it's your job to monitor your employees' progress on their tasks. This doesn't mean that you need to stand over them while they're working. This probably won't give you a good assessment of what they're accomplishing anyway. It's more likely to intimidate them. There are better ways to keep up with worker progress on tasks and goals. These include one-on-one meetings, status reports and reviewing portions of completed work. Employees need to have private working space...
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Neutral colors have always been a popular choice for offices. The colors in your office set the tone for the environment and have an effect on employees. Choosing colors might seem like an insignificant detail if you aren't focused on the details of office design. However, studies show that employee productivity is significantly affected by the color of the d©cor in the office. This means it's important to consider the colors involved in d©cor. The color scheme of an...
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Your office furniture an investment; it only makes sense to take care of it properly so that it will remain attractive and functional for years to come. Your office furniture probably has a variety of different fabrics and materials. Common upholstery fabrics include leather, vinyl, textured cotton, microfiber and nylon. Less common fabrics include silk, wool, velvet and linen. All of the fabrics and materials need appropriate care to stay clean and attractive. Many furniture pieces are made of wood,...
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Have you ever been in a meeting with a group of people and every single one of them needed a power outlet? This is becoming a common situation in the modern work world. People need to charge laptops, phones and handheld devices in order to participate in meetings. With older conference tables, you would be scrambling to plug everyone's equipment in. Some people would not be able to plug their computers or devices and they would run completely out...
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Motivating employees is on every executive's mind. They are constantly looking for techniques to inspire employees and help them feel engaged in the workplace. The truth is that motivation is complicated. There is no one way to inspire employees and therein lies the difficultly. Workers need to be motivated in a variety of ways. These include their involvement in team projects, their ability to achieve goals, the sense of contributing to company goals, the atmosphere they work in and...
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Ergonomic office chairs are important for employees' spine health. Because people spend so much time at the office in their desk chairs, the chairs can have a significant impact on their bodies. Some chairs can cause significant stress on a person's body by placing stress on the person's spine. This can lead to significant pain over the long term. In some cases, the person's spine can be permanently damaged and undergo severe and chronic problems like degenerative disc disease....
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