The Old Office Chair Graveyard

April 23rd, 2014 by

What does your business do with dilapidated, unloved, and unusable old office chairs? Hopefully, you don’t have a graveyard like the one posted over at slog.thestranger.com. Here are just a few examples of what can make employees shy away from sitting on the seats featured in this horror show: A broken or missing arm Busted . . . Read More »

Would You Try These Office Furniture Hacks?

April 16th, 2014 by

While carving up and modifying office furniture at work is frowned upon, there’s nothing stopping you from experimenting with some home office furniture hacks. Here’s a roundup of some of the ways hackers are adding electronic relevance to everyday desks and task chairs. USB Hub – Office Makeover Edition From John Edgar Park comes this . . . Read More »

Maximize Workplace Comfort with Correct Ergonomics

April 11th, 2014 by

  Maximize Workplace Comfort with Correct Ergonomics The goal of ergonomics is to design a workplace environment that allows you to do your job in the most natural position.  Advantages include maximizing work efficiency, preventing repetitive injuries, and reducing sick leave.  Simple changes in your work environment can allow you to support your body in a more . . . Read More »

3 Alternatives to Using a Fitness Ball Office Chair

April 9th, 2014 by

Remember when using a fitness ball office chair was all the rage? Office furniture manufacturers were probably panicking over the idea that a $12 ball could replace a $1200 chair. As it turns out, using a ball all day long isn’t necessarily a good idea. There are no arms on the ball to help keep . . . Read More »

3 Great Plants to Keep On Your Desk

April 4th, 2014 by

If you spend eight hours a day in the office, adding a plant to your workspace can help add a festive splash of color to your desk. Now that’s it’s officially spring, you’ll have access to plenty of plants. But what plants are good for the office? Obviously, you don’t want anything too messy — . . . Read More »

The Future Office Is Almost Here

April 2nd, 2014 by

Will it meet or exceed our expectations? According to a LinkedIn survey that was turned into a charming infographic by Needa Shredder (yes, they sell shredders), workers have certain expectations for what things will look like in 2017. Among the items they think will be obsolete are Rolodexes, fax machines, and cassette tapes. That’s probably . . . Read More »

How to Keep an Office Free From Pests

March 28th, 2014 by

Keeping your office free from pests should be a top priority for any business owner. If you are concerned about the reputation of your company, you need to keep your office building clean and presentable. If the office becomes infested with termites, it could ruin the building and anything inside of it. What are some . . . Read More »

The New Color of the Haworth Workspace Is Blue

March 14th, 2014 by

Does going to the office make your employees feel blue? They might feel differently if they had a Haworth workspace equipped with Bluescape. This product is the result of a joint effort by Obscura Digital and Haworth. It’s a good example of the kind of “intelligent office design” that’s been sweeping the office furniture industry . . . Read More »

4 Innovative Office Design Trends

March 7th, 2014 by

Office designs change and evolve every few years and incorporate the newest in organization and design thinking to the workplace. The top companies will employ industrial-organization psychologists to try to implement the perfect layout for an office to optimize their employees’ productivity and happiness. The newest trends and changes are not without their pros and . . . Read More »

Startup Office Furniture Tips

March 4th, 2014 by

Selecting startup office furniture is something of a balancing act. Brand new businesses need to attract excited, energized innovators who don’t mind putting in long hours at work. This means the office furniture really needs to be good quality. At the same time, funds may be a little tight. It doesn’t make financial sense to . . . Read More »