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    4 Ways To Make Meetings More Efficient

    Posted on 10th Oct 2019 in Office Breakroom Furniture, Office Furniture Industry

    You arrive downtown after your daily morning commute via BART and Muni. The 10-minute walk through crowded San Francisco sidewalks provides time to devise your morning schedule. But you walk into the office at 7:45 a.m., fire up the laptop, and immediately see an email calling for an 8 a.m. meeting. The departmental meeting is at 10:30 a.m., followed by the company-wide Monday morning meeting at 11:30 a.m.

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    Escape From Alcatraz: From Iconic Prison Break To Annual San Francisco Triathlon

    Posted on 9th Oct 2019 in Office Furniture Industry, Workplace Wellness

    Frank Lee Morris was sent to Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in the San Francisco Bay on January 20, 1960. He had escaped from another prison and was recaptured. John Anglin was sent to Alcatraz on October 24, 1960. He had attempted escaping several federal prisons. His brother Clarence Anglin arrived at Alcatraz on January 10, 1961. All three men were serving 10-15 year sentences for robbery and burglary. But all of them served their last night in Alcatraz on June 12, 1962. They swam, with the help of a makeshift raft, 1.5 miles from Alcatraz to Angel Island. The story from there is anybody's guess.

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    Office Furniture Manufacturers Taking Notice of Toxic Flame Retardants

    Posted on 26th Sep 2019 in Office Chairs, Office Furniture Industry, Workplace Wellness

    California is the nationwide trendsetter in the ongoing saga of flame retardants in office furniture. It began in the early 1970s when state regulators pressured tobacco companies to manufacturer self-extinguishing cigarettes. The goal was to reduce the risk of fires in homes, offices and elsewhere caused by negligent smokers. Tobacco companies did not want to change their products, so they changed the narrative instead.

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    How to creatively blend the outdoors into your office design

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

    Humans are animals at the core. That’s why nature is so fascinating to us all. A hot spring in Wyoming, the seasonal migration of bison in Tanzania, a beautiful sunset, the smell of rain…all these things invoke some combination of awe, relaxation and joy in everyone.

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    5 Fun Weekend Getaways From San Francisco Bay Area

    Posted on 23rd Sep 2019 in Office Furniture Industry, Workplace Wellness

    The Eco Office team works hard refurbishing office furniture, devising office layouts and meeting with Bay Area clients throughout the week. But everyone needs time off to rest, relax and replenish. Living in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area means you are within three hours of virtually every ecosystem and climate the planet has to offer.

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    Used Office Furniture Saves Money and the Environment in San Francisco Bay Area

    Posted on 11th Sep 2019 in Cubicles, Office Furniture Industry, Sustainability

    It’s no secret that the Bay Area is one of the most pricey cities to live and work in the United States. San Francisco is second only to Manhattan on Kiplinger’s 2019 list of most expensive cities to live in the United States. The median home value in the city is $927,400, and average rent for apartments is a cool $3,821. Oakland is seventh on the list, with a cost of living nearly 55% higher than the U.S. average.

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    5 Companies With Creative Office Layouts in the Bay Area

    Posted on 10th Sep 2019 in Office Culture, Office Furniture Industry

    The Bay Area is known for its disruptive technology and trend-setting inventions. Tech startups set up shop in Silicon Valley and beyond due to the networking opportunities, favorable intellectual property laws, and the large pools of investors eager to bet on opportunistic ideas. San Francisco was ground zero for electric scooter rentals, and even produced the Twitter hashtag #Scootergate after city officials seized dozens of them last year for blocking sidewalks. Smart glasses, subscription car services and virtual reality were all born, or at least nurtured, here in the Bay Area.

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    The Origin and Impact of Weekends

    Posted on 23rd Aug 2019 in Office Culture, Office Furniture Industry

    The saying is oft-repeated: time is a human construct. And depending which surveys you choose to believe, most U.S. workers are counting the minutes until 5 0'clock on Friday.

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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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    Reddit r/OfficeChairs An Interesting Spot For Discussion

    Posted on 12th Jul 2019 in Office Chairs, Office Furniture Industry

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    What Fans Can Expect When Golden State Warriors Move Their Offices From Oakland to San Francisco

    Posted on 12th Jul 2019 in Office Furniture Industry, Workplace Wellness

    July 12, 2019

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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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    When and How to Buy New Versus Used Office Furniture

    Posted on 4th Apr 2019 in Office Furniture Industry, Open Office Furniture

    The concept of spring cleaning is said to originate from a tradition related to the Iranian New Year, which is the first day of spring. Everything in the home is thoroughly cleaned, from the curtains to the carpet. Spring has also traditionally been the season for businesses to renovate, redecorate, and move to completely different spaces as the weather warms up and the days get longer.

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    Moving Your Office: Planning and Executing For Seamless Transition

    Posted on 22nd Mar 2019 in Office Breakroom Furniture, Office Furniture Industry

    Time is money in the business world. Every moment your office is in flux due to an impending or actual move from one space to another is lowering profit margins and productivity. Relocating an office is a multifaceted process that not only involves the physical movement of furniture and equipment, but also potential reorganization and adjustments to keep employees happy.

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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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