Use of Height-Adjustable Tables Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

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A recent study using Humanscale workstations shows that alternating between sitting and standing positions throughout the day can lower blood pressure. This news is particularly timely as the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association revised the guidelines that determine hypertension in November.

The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy

via Harvard Business Review

 image courtesy of JUJ WINN/GETTY IMAGES

image courtesy of JUJ WINN/GETTY IMAGES

There is a growing range of new job opportunities in the fields of big data analysis, decision support analysts, remote-control vehicle operators, customer experience experts, personalized preventative health helpers, and online chaperones.

A Guide to Reducing Unneeded Distractions and Time-Sucks so You Can Be More Productive

by Lydia Belanger via Entrepreneur

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image courtesy of Hinterhaus Productions, Getty Images

Productivity is a combination of sacrifice and discipline. But our smartphones and various other devices make it especially tough to turn off all of the distractions in our lives.

Manufacture Spotlight: HON furniture

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Office Interiors is a proud supplier of HON office furniture. From the break room to the boardroom, HON designs and manufactures a variety of Business Office Furniture including; durable desks, file cabinets, chairs, workstations and other office solutions that answers your every need.

The #1 Office Perk? Natural Light

by Jeanne C. Meister via Harvard Business Review

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image courtesy of WONG/UNSPLASH

The news headlines about what perks or elements of office design make for a great employee experience seem to be dominated by fads — think treadmill desks, nap pods, and “bring your dog to work day” for starters. However, a new survey reveals the reality is that employees crave something far more fundamental and essential to human needs.

HON: Sustainability Every Day we make a Smaller Impact

via HON

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It all started in 1947 when HON began making card files from pieces of scrap metal generated from its contract business. Today, we closely examine every step in the product life cycle to uncover ways to minimize our footprint. This starts with designing and manufacturing products that incorporate recycled content. But it doesn't stop there.

Reinventing the Workspace: HP Is Looking Toward the Office of the Future

by Architizer Editors via Architizer

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Inspired by global trends transforming the workplace industry, office design is reflective of rapid urbanization, changing demographics, hyperglobalization and accelerated innovation. Mega cities are attracting people for their convenience and access to amenities, and businesses must find unique ways to make the most of the available space. As millennials and members of Generation Z grow to become the majority of the workforce, their tech-savvy, digital work habits demand instant, always-on connectivity, paired with a form of workspace flexibility and mobility. Finally, working in interconnected economies relies on performative office technology, which is to be placed at the heart of the workspace.

MILA RECEIVES PRODUCT INNOVATIONS MERIT AWARD

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Congratulations to another one of our great manufacturers, 9 to 5 Seating! 9to5 Seating is proud to announce that the Mila conference and executive chair has received a Product Innovations award from BUILDINGS Media. The product is a member of an elite group of products that will be showcased in the August 2018 issue of BUILDINGS.

Worker Effectiveness and the Role of Place

By Jan Johnson via AllSteel

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Many people have recognized the power our workplaces hold over our daily actions and interactions, and perceptions about our work. However, it is not broadly understood how our workplaces shape our behavior and what these insights might mean for knowledge worker performance. An expansive approach to the workplace is required to go beyond what is physically known, to the science behind the factors that influence our everyday experiences.

12 awesome offices reveal what work will look like in the future

by Rachel Gillett via Business Insider 

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If your vision for the future workplace is a drab, cold warehouse sparsely dotted with drone employees, think again. Over the next decade and beyond, workplaces will be geared more towards the needs of its employees, which will mean a diverse mix of spaces, furniture, and amenities, experts say. 

Movi™ Nester from SitOnIt Seating Wins Multiple Awards at NeoCon 2018

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Congratulations to one of our manufacturers on their new award! SitOnIt Seating’s recently launched Movi, a lightweight flexing nester with a slim, modern frame, was welcomed with high acclaim at NeoCon 50. The California-based seating brand’s new ergonomic chair took home high honors, nabbing Contract Magazine’s “Best of NeoCon” awards in Gold and Silver for the Stacked Seating and Educational Solutions categories.