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    Mad Men and Mid-Century Modern Office Design in 2019

    Posted on 30th Jul 2019 in Office Culture, Office Desks

    The Emmy Award-winning AMC period drama Mad Men spanned seven seasons and 92 episodes. The show is set in the 1960s at the fictional Manhattan-based advertising agency Sterling Cooper. Don Draper, played by Jon Hamm, was the main character and the company’s creative director and junior partner. He was a stereotypical drunk and chain-smoker who frequently cheated on his wife. Peggy Olson, played by Elisabeth Moss, was the woman trying to break through the glass ceiling, as she was promoted from secretary to copywriter during the show’s run.

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    Top 50 Best Company Culture Survey Includes 11 Bay Area Companies

    Posted on 29th Jul 2019 in Office Culture, Office Furniture Industry

    Money doesn’t necessarily buy happiness and that cliche played itself out in the annual Best Company Culture survey by Comparably.

    Costco earned the top spot on the list of large companies (over 500 employees) despite workers reporting that pay is “not spectacular,” but still above average. The company received 86% positive reviews, with employees citing several perks, including paid company picnics, stock options and free memberships for themselves and all immediate family. Work-life balance is also a contributing factor, with 70% of workers saying they are not overwhelmed and/or overworked.

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    Making The Most Of Small Office Spaces

    Posted on 26th Jul 2019 in Office Culture, Office Furniture Industry

    Bay Area office space has always been pricey. But premiums today have reached levels not seen since the dot-com boom at the turn of the millennium. Renting office space in San Francisco’s central business district will set you back $81.25 per square foot as of Q3 2018, according to data compiled by brokerage house Cushman & Wakefield. That number surpassed the previous record high of $80.16 per square foot in Q4 2000.

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    Glassdoor, anonymity and using it to decide your next career opportunity

    Posted on 21st Jul 2019 in Office Culture, Workplace Wellness

    Glassdoor has ridden a wave of success since its founding in 2007. The company, headquartered in the Bay Area, operates a website that allows users to post reviews about their current and former employers.

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    Study: Vast Majority of Remote Workers Want Some Office Time

    Posted on 19th Jul 2019 in Office Culture, Open Office Furniture, Standing Desks

    Two decades ago, working from home was considered a privilege that only a few high-ranking company officers and those who owned their own businesses experienced. Telecommuting in the ages of the internet and gig economy has become the norm for many companies and their employees. But remote workers still want their fill of office life.

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    4 Common Traits of Great Workplaces

    Posted on 7th Jul 2019 in Ergonomic, Office Culture, Workplace Wellness

    People who love their work tend to be happier overall in life. Unfortunately most Americans do not fit this mold.

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    Workplace flexibility key to employee productivity, cost savings

    Posted on 5th Jul 2019 in Cubicles, Office Culture, Standing Desks

    Cisco Systems conducted a study in 2017 that observed and analyzed the movements of its workers in various facilities. The company concluded that employees worked much differently than they did just a few years prior. The traditional 9-5 shifts were no longer the norm due to the company’s global and telecommuting workforce. Individual cubicles were empty 65% of the time observed, while meeting rooms and other common areas were the preferred choices for workers to complete their duties.

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    Evolution of the Office: 1950-1999

    Posted on 30th Apr 2019 in Office Culture, Open Office Furniture

    Data compiled by MIT at the turn of the 21st century found that the typical tasks in a 1950s 40-hour work week could be completed in 11 hours or less in 2000. Most of this, of course, is due to advances in technology. But its also due to increased worker morale and perks.

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    4 Office Layouts For Companies On A Budget

    Posted on 29th Apr 2019 in Office Culture, Office Furniture Industry

    It’s likely you’re one of those office managers or business owners who have clicked through hundreds of Pinterest photos showing some really cool office spaces. Granted most of these photos are doing to exceed the budgets of most companies. But there are numerous used office furniture options that can greatly mitigate costs, while helping you create the office perfect for your brand and culture.

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    Sleeping At Work: How Companies Are Accommodating this Phenomenon

    Posted on 19th Apr 2019 in Office Breakroom Furniture, Office Culture, Workplace Wellness

    Sleeping on the job has long been consider a taboo, fireable offense. But as workforce demographics and technology have changed in the 21st century, so have attitudes about napping at the office.

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    Writers Room: How To Create The Perfect Space For Company Scribes

    Posted on 14th Apr 2019 in Office Chairs, Office Culture, Office Desks

    The digital age has made content marketing a necessity for companies in virtually all sectors. The 2018 Clutch Small Business Survey found that 64% of companies have a website and/or blog. That 36% still living in the Stone Age not only look illegitimate (would you do business with a company without a website?), but are essentially at the mercy of social media to give themselves some kind of online presence.

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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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    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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