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    Office Politics: The Do’s and Don’t To Gain An Advantage

    Posted on 14th Mar 2019 in Office Breakroom Furniture

    Linus Van Pelt of the Peanuts once said that there are three things you never talk about at the dinner table: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin. Granted Linus was saying its best to not ruffle feathers when family travels from long distances for holidays. But this general maxim holds true in the office as well. Keep your opinions about the President, Congress, and other political figures to yourself. Office politics, however, are inevitably going to be part of your daily routines.

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    Companies paving the way with child care benefits

    Posted on 12th Mar 2019 in Standing Desks

    The average U.S. household spends $11,666 per year on daycare, according to the National Association of Child Care Resources & Referral Agencies. That is more than a lot of people pay for rent, and more than the average in-state tuition for a year in college. But we cannot put a price on our children's safety and well-being.

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    5 Inexpensive Ways To Liven Up Your Office

    Posted on 7th Mar 2019 in Ergonomic, Workplace Wellness

    The American Institute of Stress found that 65% of American workers experience stress that causes difficulties not only at the workplace, but at home as well when the workday is over. Many U.S. firms have embraced 21st century trends like extending work-from-home opportunities, paid time off, and flexible scheduling to combat the realities of stress. But smaller companies may not have the resources to grant these types of benefits.

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    Unemployment rates by state tell different stories

    Posted on 5th Mar 2019 in Cubicles

    The U.S. experienced a decline in employer hiring in February after two very strong months of job activity, according to New Jersey-based software firm iCims. The company’s Monthly Hiring Indicator (MHI) showed hiring dipped 8.5%, while new job opening were down 7.4% after seasonal adjustments.

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    Minimum Wage: A Look Around The Country in 2019

    Posted on 28th Feb 2019 in Cubicles, Office Desks

    The federal minimum of $7.25 has not changed since 2009, but several states have taken initiatives of their own. Arizona voters raised the state minimum wage to $11 in a 2016 ballot initiative that took effect this year. But a state lawmaker recently introduced House Bill 2523, which would require employers to pay only the federal minimum wage to workers age 22 and under, and who are in college full-time. Meanwhile Maryland is about to join several states that currently have a $15 minimum wage. The state’s House of Delegates approved a bill this week to raise its minimum wage.

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    Movie Night: Cult Classics About Work and Office Life

    Posted on 19th Feb 2019 in Office Culture, Sustainability, Workplace Wellness

    The 1980s and 1990s were the last decades when work and love were two of the most common subject matters in both songs and movies. Sheena Easton scored a number-1 hit in 1980 with "Morning Train," a song about a woman who waits all day for her man to get home from work. Donna Summer scored a top-5 hit in 1983 with "She Works Hard For The Money." Other work anthems like "Bang the Drum All Day" by Todd Rundren and "Working For The Weekend" by Loverboy didn't chart as high, but remain popular in 2019.

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    Go Green: Benefits of adding plants to your office

    Posted on 14th Feb 2019 in Office Culture, Sustainability, Workplace Wellness

    The term "go green" is typically associated with renewable energy and environmental activism. But it also describes an office model that savvy business owners and managers are incorporating to gain an edge over the competition.

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    2019 Staples Workplace Survey: Work-life balance is most important to U.S. workers

    Posted on 12th Feb 2019 in Office Culture, Workplace Wellness

    A recent termination case in Germany provides an interesting look into employer-mandated telecommuting versus employee-chosen telecommuting. The State Labor Court decided on a case in accordance with Section 106 Industrial Code.

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    Office Fantasy Sports: The Good And The Bad

    Posted on 7th Feb 2019 in Office Culture, Workplace Wellness

    Super Bowl Squares is the newest trend that straddles the fine line between team building activities and workplace ethics. The American Gaming Association estimated that 1 in 10 Americans placed some kind of wager on Super Bowl LIII between the Rams and Patriots. Most of those bets were placed through office pools.

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    2019 Office Furniture Market Reports

    Posted on 5th Feb 2019 in Office Furniture Industry

    The global office furniture market is expected to reach unprecedented heights by 2027, fueled by increased demand for modular furniture in the corporate sector, according to a report released by MarketResearch.biz. Another report by IndustryResearch.biz predicts that the office furniture market will experience a 4.7% compound annual growth rate due again to corporate demand, with the industry exceeding $94 billion by 2025.

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    4 Ideas For Your Next Office Potluck Contribution

    Posted on 31st Jan 2019 in Office Culture

    Every office has that one person who makes everyone else look bad at the office potluck. They spend hours in the kitchens preparing homemade lasagna, shrimp scampi, or some other dish that require multiple steps and a little culinary skill to complete. Of course there is also the guy that stops at the gas station right before work and picks up a few different varieties of Doritos to say he contributed.

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    The Science Behind Standing Desks

    Posted on 29th Jan 2019 in Open Office Furniture, Standing Desks, Ergonomic, Desking and Benching

    Interest in the standing desk alternative to traditional desks has been growing in recent years. According to the BBC, standing desks have already become commonplace in Sweden, Finland and Norway (why do those Nordic countries always seem to be ahead of the game?), with some estimates putting the adoption rate at 80 percent of office workers. In 2014, Denmark became the first country to mandate that businesses offer a standing desk option to all employees. But while spending less time sitting hunched in front of a computer might seem intuitively like a good idea, is there really any science supporting the increased interest? Turns out, the answer is yes.

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    3 Office Trends To Watch For in 2019

    Posted on 22nd Jan 2019 in Cubicles, Open Office Furniture, Desking and Benching

    The U.S. Employment Participation Rate remains far below pre-Recession levels in 2019, but companies are hiring those looking for work. Unemployment rates were 4.1% or below throughout the last twelve months, which means offices constantly welcomed new workers in their spaces.

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    Organizing Furniture With Power Supply In Mind

    Posted on 15th Jan 2019 in Cubicles, Office Desks, Open Office Furniture, Standing Desks, Desking and Benching

    Businesses around the world use technology to get work done. Between phone lines, computer set ups, printers, fax machines, and other electronics, every office needs to keep their power supply needs in check. Each device requires another cable or wire to be plugged in. Even if each desk only has one computer and a phone line, that can equal a large amount of cables to manage.

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    What makes a fireproof file cabinet "fireproof" ?

    Posted on 8th Jan 2019 in File Cabinets

    If you work for a company that holds many documents and files, then you may want to consider purchasing a fireproof cabinet. In fact, some insurance agencies may require that your company purchase one for safety or liability purposes, depending on what industry you work in.

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    Building A Motivational Workspace

    Posted on 3rd Jan 2019 in Cubicles, Open Office Furniture

    Do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life. This quote may be true for some in the workforce, but the sad reality is that most employees are working to pay the bills. They may not be excited to come into work each day. But there are ways to build an office environment that inspires and motivates them.

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    Why You Should Hire Help To Move Your Office Furniture

    Posted on 6th Dec 2018 in

    Will your company be moving to a new location or rearranging its layout? You may be busy coordinating the relocation of your employees and office equipment, but have you decided how to handle the office furniture?

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    Where to Buy Used Office Furniture in San Francisco?

    Posted on 3rd Dec 2018 in

    Residents around San Francisco pay a big price to live in this gorgeous city on the water. They often pay high rent to enjoy the bay, delicious food, nightlife, and the view of the Golden Gate Bridge. If you own an office in or around the city, you know that the costs associated with doing business can be extensive. In an effort to save some money, many business owners decide to purchase used or refurbished furniture to outfit their offices.

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    Office Furniture at San Francisco's Biggest Offices

    Posted on 20th Nov 2018 in Open Office Furniture, Ergonomic

    San Francisco is home to hundreds of well-established companies, surrounded by thousands of fledgling start-ups hoping to make it big. There is a reason that this city in particular has become a hot spot for new ventures to get started. Other than the obvious close proximity to Silicon Valley, San Francisco benefits because it sits in between tech giants and social media companies — leaders in the next wave of business culture.

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    Different Types of File Cabinets

    Posted on 8th Nov 2018 in File Cabinets

    No matter what industry you are in, chances are that your company needs some storage. The business world is starting to put more documents and files online, but that doesn’t mean that they are gone yet. Fortunately, there are several options these days for office managers and employees to organize their documents the way that works best for them. Gone are the days of plain boring filing cabinets. (Sure, these are still available, but this is no longer your only option!)

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    The Best Way to Sell Your Office Furniture

    Posted on 6th Nov 2018 in

    With furniture topping the list as one of the least recycled household goods, it is time that we reinvented the way we dispose of old things. There has been an emergence of people who are willing to reuse office furniture. So many people in fact, there are entire companies helping to reduce the waste to our planet.

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    Picking New Office Reception Chairs

    Posted on 1st Nov 2018 in Reception Desks, Office Chairs

    One of the most important pieces of your client’s first impression is your office reception area. What is the first thing that your customer sees when they enter your office space?

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    Ergonomic Office Furniture for Software Developers

    Posted on 27th Oct 2018 in Cubicles, Office Desks, Open Office Furniture, Ergonomic

    Among the large software companies in Silicon Valley and cities across the nation, software developers enjoy a wealth of amenities, from in-house coffee bars to ping pong tables to free massages. While these luxuries may be great in the short term, they don’t address the main problem facing professionals in this industry — long-term effects of time spent sitting at a computer.

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    Designing Your Private Office

    Posted on 25th Oct 2018 in Office Desks, Standing Desks, Ergonomic, Desking and Benching

    Access to your own private office can be a luxury in the marketplace. Although they are usually reserved for higher paid positions, independent offices can be given to other workers if it is deemed necessary. If you are moving in to your first office, or you want to re-design your existing space, you may be wondering what things you should be including.

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    Choosing a Whiteboard for the Office

    Posted on 18th Oct 2018 in Office Whiteboards

    Office conferences and business meetings have come a long way from the quaint beginnings of the American economy. After positive feedback from new modes of delivering information and emerging technologies have helped employers to realize that there is a benefit to keeping employees engaged during meetings.

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    Prevent Slouching With The Proper Office Furniture Setup

    Posted on 16th Oct 2018 in Office Desks, Ergonomic

    Everyday slouching and neck problems are increasing as more of our daily lives revolve around looking down at our laptops, phones, and other electronics. It can be a hard habit to break, but well worth it in the long run. There are a host of health problems associated with slouching and not sitting up straight.

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    4 Ways to Spruce Up Your Office Workspace

    Posted on 11th Oct 2018 in Cubicles, Office Desks, Open Office Furniture

    For those who work a 9-5 job, they are spending a large portion of their week at the office. More specifically, they are spending most of that time at their desk or cubicle. If you have an individual space or desk, it is worth it to personalize the space to your needs. This will help you feel more relaxed and comfortable at work everyday, and the small changes can make a big difference.

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    Furnishing a Small Break Room

    Posted on 11th Oct 2018 in Office Breakroom Furniture

    The office break room is one spot in the office made for getting away from work. As an employer, it important to create a warm space for employees to re-energize between long working streaks. Workers who take regular breaks during their shift are more likely to sustain a productive workflow throughout the day.

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    What To Look For In a Standing Desk

    Posted on 11th Oct 2018 in Standing Desks

    Now more than ever, large parts of the population are spending over 8 hours sitting at their computer desk for work. As technology advances, many service jobs are becoming automated or computerized, making computers a daily necessity in any industry. The problem here is that sitting for a long period of time has been shown to cause numerous health issues, including back and heart problems, as well as joint issues and other related symptoms.

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    What To Look For In An Office Furniture Supplier

    Posted on 11th Oct 2018 in Open Office Furniture, Sustainability

    It is time for an office makeover and there are a lot of things to consider before buying new office furniture. What size space do you have? Who will be using the furniture? Will you choose an open office layout? The final question is this: Where will I buy my office furniture?

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    What are Desking and Benching Office Systems?

    Posted on 6th Sep 2018 in Desking and Benching

    Ever since the minimalist open office movement of the 1950s, the open office set up has become popular amongst American businesses. Adopted from the German design, these layouts were meant to spur interaction and creativity between co-workers. What was once a perceived ‘fad’ has exploded in popularity after big companies in Silicon Valley began using the style.

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    Optimizing Your Office Storage Space

    Posted on 6th Sep 2018 in Cubicles, Open Office Furniture

    Despite the emergence of e-friendly initiatives to shed waste and reduce paper use within businesses, there is still a need for storage space. Whether it is backup files of key client accounts or physical space for larger items, designing an office space with storage in mind will help keep the office clutter free in the future.

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    Office Whiteboard: The Token of The Conference Room

    Posted on 21st Aug 2018 in Open Office Furniture

    Ever heard of whiteboard animation? You may recognize a few popular videos that have been popping up across the Internet over the past few years. The videos feature a lecture or speech, accompanied by a stop motion video of an artist drawing related pictures on a whiteboard.

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    How Eco Office Contributes To Environmental Sustainability

    Posted on 21st Aug 2018 in Sustainability

    When businesses move, their used office furniture often finds itself unwanted. This can be for a variety of reasons - a dated style, poorly suited for the new space, a desire to change it up, etc. At the exact same time, there are thousands of customers looking to buy new office furniture. These customers have their own requirements - it must be this size, this height, this color, this fabric.

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    Best Materials for Your Executive Desk

    Posted on 9th Aug 2018 in Office Desks, Standing Desks

    As the main piece of furniture in your office, the desk performs a multitude of functions -- from organizing your files in drawers, to making a statement with the design, and of course, providing a sturdy work space for the busy day.

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    How to Pick the Perfect Office Chair

    Posted on 9th Aug 2018 in Office Chairs

    Did you know that the average office chair can come with over thirty customizable options? You can change everything from the color, seat height, lumbar support, base material, and more.

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    Office Breakroom Furniture Upgrades

    Posted on 27th Jul 2018 in Office Breakroom Furniture, Office Chairs

    Your employees are the backbone of the business. They deserve the best you can give them. Sure they want the usual additions—salary, benefits, etc., but it’s the creature comforts that make a workplace feel more comfortable.

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    Designing the Perfect Office To Work From Home

    Posted on 27th Jul 2018 in Office Desks, Ergonomic

    As the number of freelancers and remote work opportunities increases over the next decade, more workers will utilize alternate work environments. Places such as libraries, coffee shops, and co-working spaces expect a significant jump in their daily usage. For most of these remote workers, they will opt to use their own office at home.

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    Its Time to Modernize Your Reception Desk

    Posted on 18th Jul 2018 in Reception Desks

    As the backbone and often, the first impression of your business, your receptionist works hard to make sure your company runs smoothly. Their front office serves as the theoretical storefront for customers and clients. By updating your reception desk, your staff, clients, and most importantly -- your wallet, will thank you.

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    How to Ensure Your Furniture Installation Goes Smoothly

    Posted on 18th Jul 2018 in

    You finally took the plunge and purchased new office furniture. The office will get a makeover and productivity is set to increase with the more efficient workspaces. You can hardly wait to see the new layout. How can you ensure that your furniture installation goes as smooth as possible during delivery day?

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    Best Co-working Furniture Set-Ups

    Posted on 26th Jun 2018 in Cubicles, Open Office Furniture

    By the year 2020, over half of the U.S. population is expected to be freelancing either part-time or full-time. Freelancers traditionally work from home or the local coffee shop, but what if you want something cozier than a stuffy corporate office, but more professional than your kitchen table?

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    Standing Desks Can Lead Novelists To Literary Awards

    Posted on 21st Jun 2018 in Open Office Furniture, Standing Desks

    Many people believe that standing desks keep workers engaged. And there are excellent examples from the world of literature. To take one example, tributes to the award-winning novelist Philip Roth, who passed away recently at age 85, mention how his standing desk was a regular part of his routine.

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    What is a standing desk and should I get one?

    Posted on 21st Jun 2018 in Open Office Furniture, Standing Desks

    Its 3:00pm on a Thursday and you can feel it—that aching soreness down your back and legs. While sitting may seem more comfortable in the short term, staying seated for long hours at work can lead to devastating health conditions. That is why it is important to use a set of office furniture tailored to your daily needs. A standing desk is one furniture option that can help reduce negative health effects by allowing users to stand, or sit on a high stool, while working.

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    How to Design an Eco-Friendly Workplace for Millennials

    Posted on 31st May 2018 in Cubicles, Office Desks, Open Office Furniture

    Let's face it, there are three main things that millennials value the most when it comes to working in an office environment. You may be surprised that salary and benefits are not the top priorities - although very important. This generation values: the freedom to collaborate, community, and access to the best in technology. However, there is one thing you don't want to miss the mark on: workspace design.

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    Cubicles vs. Open Office Furniture: Which is a Better Choice?

    Posted on 9th May 2018 in Cubicles, Open Office Furniture, Standing Desks, Ergonomic

    When Google and other corporate giants decided to implement an open office setting, instead of traditional private offices and cubicles, 70% of the American workforce followed the trend, according to experts. However, some people believe this trend is an epic fail. The Washington Post published that “Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace. Workplaces need more walls, not fewer.”

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    Why Ergonomic Office Furniture Matters

    Posted on 27th Apr 2018 in Ergonomic, Open Office Furniture, Standing Desks

    Were you aware that the average American worker is productive for only 3 hours daily? In a study of 2,000 full-time workers, it was revealed that many workers are not working for the majority of the time they’re on the job. The average person works approximately 8.8 hours daily, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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    What Are the Top Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying New or Refurbished Office Furniture?

    Posted on 10th Apr 2018 in Cubicles, Reception Desks, Standing Desks

    Whether you are purchasing new office furniture to replace old furniture, or you are expanding and need to accommodate new employees, the type of furniture you choose will have a significant impact on your company’s bottom line. It has been proven that employees that have access to furniture that is ergonomically correct and visually appealing can actually increase their productivity.

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    Open Office Furniture - Pros and Cons

    Posted on 5th Jan 2018 in Open Office Furniture

    Considering an open office layout for your new office?

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    Office Furniture Buying Guide

    Posted on 17th Dec 2017 in

    As you get closer to the target move/installation date, you'll have less flexibility. This makes it important to start early. For example, some office furniture, especially new office furniture, may not be available on deadlines less than 4 weeks. There are also people problems that can come up on a very short deadline--if you go with the fastest options for a particular piece of office furniture and it isn't doesn't match the aesthetic of the space you're moving into, you might find your coworkers upset.

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    Parts of a Cubicle

    Posted on 17th Dec 2017 in Cubicles

    If you're new to cubicles, it is helpful to understand the parts and pieces so you know what you want to order to make a complete cubicle. The basic building blocks of any cubicle are as follows.

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    Typical Cubicle Floor Plans

    Posted on 12th Dec 2017 in Cubicles, Office Desks

    As companies continue to grow, and commercial real estate costs continue to rise, cubicles are the logical solution to get the most utility from the open space you have. We can custom tailor each cubicle to the occupant's specific needs, work habits, and function within the company.

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