INDUSTRY NEWS + TRENDS
How have you noticed the workplace evolving?
With a greater focus on comfort and wellbeing, office design requires furniture that evokes a feeling of home. Explore how Normann Copenhagen, presented by AllSteel, supports this changing landscape.
Cheers to 19 years!
On Monday we celebrated our company’s 19th anniversary with food, fellowship and games. We even put an end to the Popeyes vs Chick-Fil-A debate with a fun taste test (can you guess who won?!)
We are grateful to OIM founders Bill Willams and Larry Kee for laying such a strong foundation for our company; we recognize and appreciate your sacrifice, dedication and hard work. We are also grateful to Ryan Heimke, as he continues to lead us.
But ultimately our work would not be possible without our OIM team. They show up every day and work to exceed our client’s expectations. Whether selling workplace solutions, ensuring an order is processed smoothly or installing a project, the OIM team strives for excellence.
Thank you to our clients, families, friends and peers who have supported us these past 19 years. We are excited for what the future holds!
It can be hard to stay focused in a busy office.
There’s always something going on–meetings, conversations, or donuts to eat in the kitchen. Fortunately, you don’t actually have to be available to your coworkers all the time. There are proven ways to keep yourself on task while keeping others away from you at the same time. Check them out below!
Humanscale's QuickStand Eco: Alternating between sitting and standing throughout the day can boost productivity.
by Julie Hough via @Forbes
We are seeing a shift toward dedicated creative spaces, molded to induce focus and energy, to allow for rest and recovery, to balance work and play, and to defy the traditional 9-5 work mentality.
Today’s workplaces are increasingly being designed with movement in mind to help promote employee health and boost productivity.
Office life has traditionally been sedentary, but as more companies and their employees prioritise healthier lifestyles, workplaces are finding new ways to get people moving.
From locating desks further from printers to providing shower rooms for runners and cyclists, adjustments to workplace facilities and culture can help make employees more active during the working day.
Learn more: https://bit.ly/2PmsMOi
Today’s employees are also sophisticated consumers who expect high-quality, high-tech, customer-centric services and experiences. And creating a sophisticated digital environment where employees feel valued and motivated requires a company-wide effort.
by Macy Bayern via TechRepublic
With four generations sharing the workplace, preferred working conditions vary between age groups. More than half of Generation Z (55%) and Millennials (56%) said they prefer open office environments, according to a Future Workplace study.
Benefits of incorporating nature into the workplace are undeniable.
Pair the HumanScale eFloat table base with your own desktop to bring movement to your workday -- with the press of a button!
by Jamil Zaki via Harvard Business Review
Empathic workplaces tend to enjoy stronger collaboration, less stress, and greater morale, and their employees bounce back more quickly from difficult moments such as layoffs.