Whether you’re dreaming big or digging into details, HON desks are designed to stand up to the task at hand. You can’t go wrong with laminate, veneer or steel construction built to work as hard as you do. So whatever happens, know one thing — your HON desk has your back.
INDUSTRY NEWS + TRENDS
At Office Interiors we are pleased to offer the incredible Humanscale chairs. Humanscale replaces heavy, complex mechanisms with the sitter's own body weight and the laws of physics to encourage movement and provide unparalleled comfort.
Environments that combine comfort, function and emotional satisfaction can inspire people to do their best work as well as increase productivity, satisfaction and engagement. Based on their research, Coalesse offers these tips for bringing wellbeing into the workplace.
by Bob Fox via Work Design Magazine
Work Design Magazine Publisher, Bob Fox checks in on his initial 2018 trend predictions to investigate how they are measuring up against what he’s are seeing in current projects and products.
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.
via Harvard Business Review
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.
Wondering what walls can do to foster team culture? Movable, transparent walls like Beyond allow teams to find private moments when needed, while still keeping up an atmosphere of transparency.
by Lydia Belanger via Entrepreneur
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.
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.
by Jeanne C. Meister via Harvard Business Review
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.
by Morten Hansen via LinkedIn
Working smart means finding the few activities that matter the most and going all in on those to create the best possible results. You get the greatest outcome for every hour worked, and it doesn’t get much smarter than that.
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.
by Architizer Editors via Architizer
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.
via 9 to 5 Seating
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.
By Jan Johnson via AllSteel
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.
by Rachel Gillett via Business Insider
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.
via SitOnIt Seating
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.
by Gretchen Reynolds via The New York Times
Does “moving in place” while seated (for example, flexing or extending feet) count as activity to counteract being sedentary, or does one have to actually stand up or move around, as is currently being recommended?