Category: Office Environment

Why Your Waiting Room Needs a Makeover

Why Your Waiting Room Needs a Makeover

When a customer enters your office, one of the first things they will notice is the waiting room. A 1956 study by Maslow and Mintz found that subjects perceived people more positively in beautiful rooms than in less attractive rooms. Although your waiting room isn’t a reflection of the quality of your service it will… Read more »

How to Keep Your Employees Focused During the Summer

Books, Music and Magazine for the Office

Sometimes it is difficult to focus after being in the office all day, especially when the sun is shining, and it is warm outside. If your office isn’t inviting it may be hard for your employees to stay on task and be productive. If you want to improve the quality of your workspace and make… Read more »

Why You Should Have a Plant On Your Desk

Has your workspace become stifling? Do you often feel overwhelmed at work? If you answered yes to either of those questions, chances are you are in need of a workspace makeover. There are simple ways to change your work area without making drastic changes. A green plant is a simple item that can create a… Read more »

Office Lighting Design: How Light Affects Your Workspace

Bright Reception Area of Office

If you’re like most, a great majority of your day is spent at work, likely behind a desk. Truth is, the harsh florescent lights, the reflection from big glass windows, and the amount of time spent staring at large monitors all affect our health. Have you ever considered taking a step back and reevaluating the… Read more »

Closed vs. Open Office Layouts: What’s Right for You?

Open Office Layout

Planning an office space that’s conducive to the work you do and makes your employees happy can sometimes pose a challenge. Should you take the more traditional approach with a closed office? Or perhaps you want everyone working alongside one another in one larger space? It’s a big decision, but luckily, we can help! Here… Read more »

4 Ways to Improve Your Office Feng Shui

Promote Good Energy in your Workspace

We spend so much time at our offices, shouldn’t we make the environment as welcoming and productive as possible? Enter Feng Shui! Feng Shui can be used at work the same way as at home, by supercharging and energizing the space. Read on for some ways to incorporate this practice into your office! 1. Get… Read more »

What Employees Want in a Workspace

Happy Employees in a Collaborative Office Environment

Want to attract and retain talented, motivated people? Factors like salary and benefits matter, but so does workplace design. Learn more about what employees want in a workspace to craft an office environment that motivates your team and encourages them to achieve more. A variety of seating arrangements Employees don’t like sitting in the same… Read more »

The Importance of Space Planning Your Office

Modern Office Space Planned to Increase Efficiency

The goal of space planning an office is to increase functionality, taking into consideration the different elements that make a workspace most efficient. The use of proper space planning results in stronger office environments filled with motivated employees and higher levels of productivity. The elements of space planning The goals for your business become the… Read more »

Five Ways to Bring Spring Cleaning to the Office

Cluttered Desk at Work

When we hear the phrase “spring cleaning,” we often think of our homes—that time of year when it’s time to freshen up the sheets, clear out old clothes, and break the dustpan out. But what about the office? The office is, arguably, used by more people, and you’re likely to spend more time there during… Read more »

How Different Colors Affect Productivity in Your Office

How Colors Affect Employee Efficiency

There is proven research that colors have a profound impact on different parts of us. Certain hues affect the body, mind, emotions, and the balance of all three. In order to ensure that your office space is promoting the right type of productivity, it’s important to understand how different colors affect your employees, starting with… Read more »