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

 image courtesy of WONG/UNSPLASH

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.

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.

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. 

The Workplace Is Changing Thanks To Tech

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As little as five years ago, most workplaces and office spaces were still stuck in the past, all but using Spinning Jenny’s to get things done. But fast forward to now and buzzwords like virtual spaces, voice control and virtual reality technologies are no longer things you’d find in the Minority Report but everyday additions to the modern world. 

How The Physical Environment Impacts Employee Experience

by Jacob Morgan via INC

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The right physical workspace can help us feel more creative, engaged, and connected to the company we work for.  It comprises 30% of the employee experience. It's no secret why our physical space matters: we all want to spend our workdays in environments that energize and inspire us. Great physical environments act as positive symbols and representations; poor physical spaces act as negative ones. 

The Importance of Movement in the Workplace

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Today’s office workers have the tendency and ability to be more sedentary than ever before thanks, in part, to advancements in technology, transportation, and entertainment. Research studies calling attention to the negative health implications of prolonged seated postures are simultaneously timely and terrifying.

Open-plan office design is ripe for reinvention

by Helen Berresford via Property Week

 Image courtesy of Shutterstock/Monkey Business Images

Image courtesy of Shutterstock/Monkey Business Images

There is no doubt that open-plan design has helped create more collaborative and less hierarchical workplace cultures. However, the proliferation of open spaces needs careful stewardship, because without this, we are in danger of creating spaces that are out of touch with the individual and the pace of the changing corporate world.

What your office tells you about your company's culture

by Ben Edwards & Sol Sender via Quartz at Work

 Image courtesy of Reuters/Noah Berger

Image courtesy of Reuters/Noah Berger

The next time you get into the office, take a good look around. What are the characteristics of your space? How does it make you feel you should behave? Who do you think it was built for? What kind of activities do you think it was designed to support? Like it or not, workspace design betrays a company’s culture. It also has the power to shape it.