Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Workforce Powered by Human Experience

A place of work is more than a property. It is a living environment that helps individuals and businesses craft and experience a rewarding fusion of life and work.

JLL’s 2017 Global Research project reveals experience is a primary differentiator whenever individuals engage with an organization, and should play a core role in every company – both strategically and operationally.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Can minimalism make you more productive at work?

When it comes to workspace style, there seem to be two types of people: those who prefer a neat and orderly desktop, and those who love working among the chaos. Chances are you fall somewhere on the spectrum while perhaps intending to be tidy but running out of time, space, and energy to follow through. Whether you’re a freelancer with a home setup or plugging away in an open office, you likely spend the majority of your waking hours at your workspace.

Your workspace (and even your digital workspace) can affect your mindset, which has the unique ability to make or break how happy you are at work. Of course, there will always be something we can’t control, but most professionals have some influence over their workspaces. Here’s a minimalist guide to designing your workspace to help increase happiness and productivity.


Source: MindBodyGreen

Monday, August 28, 2017

Introducing the Rutckus Collection

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Shaking up learning spaces!

It's not so much an evolution as a revolution. It looks like nothing else. It can be used like nothing else. It's Ruckus...a simple, inspiring, and astonishingly innovative collection that supports today's learning space transformations like nothing else.

The collection includes innovative seating that promotes student movement and lets users choose how they relate to Ruckus; cantilevered desks that adapt to individuals and circumstances; plus super-functional lockers, cubbies, and bookcases that keep learning tools handy and learning spaces neat.

KI Ruckus Chair
Ruckus innovative seating promotes student movement and lets users choose how they relate to their learning spaces.
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Ruckus Desks
The Ruckus collection fosters student engagement, enables a wide range of teaching styles and adapts to a variety of users and uses.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Five things about Charles and Ray Eames that continue to inspire us today

On their 75th wedding anniversary, we reflect on five things about Charles and Ray Eames that continue to inspire us today.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

3 Near-Future Scenarios That Are Changing The Way We Work Today

A look at how Herman Miller, the iconic 100-year-old office furniture manufacturer, creates stories about the future to inform its product design.

The nature of work has been changing at an incredible rate. Work has become inherently global and seamlessly digital. The traditional roles of organizations and individuals have blurred as the means of production and creation have become democratized. The lifecycle of ideas, products, and businesses has accelerated from decades to years to minutes.

Every five years or so, Herman Miller spends a fair amount of time picking a year in the near future and exploring the question “How will the world of work be different?” We call this effort scenario planning.


Source: FastCompany

Monday, July 31, 2017

9 Questions to Ask When Looking for Office Space

Whether you’re hitting the office space market for the first time or you’ve moved your business before, staying focused on the immediate steps at hand will save you time, money and stress. That starts with honing in on the right questions early on in the office leasing process.

Geiger fine tunes ergonomics and style with their Taper Chair

This chair does a whole lot more than just look good.

There's no denying that the Taper Chair by Mark Goetz is one handsome piece of office furniture, but what good is an office chair if it's not comfortable or ergonomic. Goetz teamed up with Dr. Brock Walker, who has been a longtime advisor to Herman Miller to create chairs that not only look good, but feel good too. And it's not simply about comfort either, the contours of the chair offer spinal and lumbar support to ensure that you're sitting correctly and comfortably. Contact a bfi sales representative for more information.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Take Naps at Work. Apologize to No One.

Naps at work can make you more productive. Maybe don’t be this obvious about it, though. 
In the past two weeks I’ve taken three naps at work, a total of an hour or so of shut-eye while on the clock. And I have no shame or uncertainty about doing it. I couldn’t feel better about it, and my productivity reflects it, too.


Source: The New York Times

Saturday, July 29, 2017

3 Ways to Design an Open Office That Employees Love

Too much transparency. Disruption. Lack of engagement. These are a few of the words executives have tossed around in their discussions about the once-cool open office work environment. But before you jump on the anti-open office bandwagon, learn why these types of workspaces often fail.

With the right strategy for success, companies can reap the positive benefits of an open office environment. From enhanced knowledge sharing between employees to improved productivity and job satisfaction, it all starts with three key components: evidence-based design, technology, and training.



Friday, July 28, 2017

Care represents a new concept in nursing chairs

Care represents a new concept in nursing chairs. Ideally suited for patient transport, treatment, and recovery, the chair is easy to operate and certified as a medical product.

It is available with a wood or metal frame and a variety of options, including a push-on tray, IV stand, push bar, and a folding footrest. Its versatility allows Care to replace the ordinary hospital wheelchair or even a hospital bed in outpatient, intravenous therapy, and recovery rooms.