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    California, Bay Area Unemployment Rates Hit Record Lows

    Posted on 15th Nov 2019 in Office Culture, Open Office Furniture, Standing Desks

    The Golden State unemployment rate has reached record lows, with the Bay Area job outlook providing even more positive news. The California unemployment rate fell to 3.9% in October, according to data released today by the state’s Employment Development Division. The state added 23,600 non-farm jobs, and continued it's record expansion. California has added 3.37 million jobs since 2010, accounting for 15% of the 22.2 million jobs added across the country in that time.

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    How to adjust your office furniture for hybrid workforces

    Posted on 8th Oct 2019 in Open Office Furniture, Standing Desks

    Owl Labs debuted the Meeting Owl in the summer of 2017. The device is a standalone smart speaker with a 360-degree camera on top. It integrates with Zoom, Skype and other videoconferencing services, and places the person speaking in a meeting front-and-center on everyone's screen. Mark Schnittman, chief technology officer for Owl Labs, told Venture Beat that the first edition of Meeting Owl is light on features because the company doesn't yet know what users want. But the data is trickling in quickly.

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    6 Tips To Turn Your Internship Into A Job

    Posted on 25th Sep 2019 in Office Culture, Standing Desks

    The name Chris Gardner is familiar to people because of the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness” (yes, that's how it's spelled). Gardner drudged through an unpaid internship at Dean Witter Reynolds while he and his son survived homelessness in San Francisco. The internship resulted in a full-time job and a new life for his family. The movie is based on a true story that is actually quite common (minus the drama for cinematic effect).

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    Standing Desks and What Science Tells Us About Them

    Posted on 9th Sep 2019 in Open Office Furniture, Standing Desks, Workplace Wellness

    Statistics can say anything the author wants them too say, and that definitely holds true with a 2016 study by the Bureau Of Labor Statistics. Data compiled by the agency that year found that the average U.S. worker spent 39% of their days sitting and 61% standing. But when you take a closer look at the numbers, you'll find that in most occupations, workers either sit or stand a vast majority of their days. Waiters and welders, for instance, are on their feet more than 90% of the time. Accountants and software developers sit 80% or more of the time.

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    4 Tips For Creating An Eco-Friendly Office

    Posted on 4th Sep 2019 in Open Office Furniture, Standing Desks, Sustainability

    There is a clear age gap when it comes to concerns about environmental issues, and it could have detrimental effects on your recruiting efforts. A 2018 Gallup poll found that 75% of young Millennials and Generation Z (people age 18-34) believe that global warming is caused by human activity. That number dropped to 56% when the 55 and older age group was asked the same question.

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    6 Discreet Exercises You Can Do At Your Desk

    Posted on 21st Aug 2019 in Standing Desks, Workplace Wellness

    Research continues pointing to the negative effects of sitting for long periods of time, increased risk of including diabetes, heart disease and muscle atrophy. Many companies are addressing this issue by offering standing desks to their employees. Others have wellness programs that offer discounts at gyms and incentives for employees who ride their bikes to the office.

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    What the Experts Say About Sitting Posture and Overall Health

    Posted on 12th Aug 2019 in Standing Desks, Workplace Wellness

    A 2018 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) analyzed data from the Centers for Disease Control and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Thirty-six percent (36%) of American adults reported sitting for eight or more hours per day. Nearly half of those individuals said they did little to no exercise on a weekly basis either.

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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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    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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    New study reveals preferences, complaints about open office layouts

    Posted on 18th May 2019 in Open Office Furniture, Standing Desks

    The 2019 workplace is a potpourri of humanity with everything from 18-year-old entry-level employees to 60-year-olds putting in those final years to maximize Social Security payouts. But when it comes to the open office layout, the differences in generations begins to show themselves.

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    Sitting Is The New Smoking: Adjusting Your Office Furniture For Better Health

    Posted on 26th Apr 2019 in Standing Desks, Workplace Wellness

    The average full-time adult worker sits for about 10.5 hours per day, including the drives to and from work, according to a study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Construction workers, movers and others who work on their feet all day may feel envious of their sedentary counterparts. But once the science is considered, the physical laborers will appreciate their jobs more.

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    6 Tips For Choosing The Right Office Furniture

    Posted on 19th Apr 2019 in Office Whiteboards, Standing Desks

    Office furniture not only provides workplace aesthetics, but also must be functional from both comfort and productivity standpoints. Employees require high-quality furniture to ensure efficient use of their hours, while storage cabinets must be adequate for proper organization of supplies and documents.

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    Computer Desks: Choosing The Right One For Your Job

    Posted on 10th Apr 2019 in Office Desks, Standing Desks

    A 2017 study by the Brookings Institute found that the use of digital tools, particularly laptop computers, has increased dramatically in 517 of 545 surveyed occupations since 2002. Construction laborers, personal aides, security guards and even cooks now need adequate, if not substantial, digital knowledge to do their everyday jobs.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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