Thursday, March 30, 2017

bfi NY Office Moves to New Location

In March, our New York City office moved a few blocks to a new lovely, bright and sunny office. The office is conveniently located just one block from Penn Station and only four blocks from Port Authority. The new address is:
237 West 35th St, Ste 1004
​New York, NY 10001

Take a look at our new digs!

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Is it time to break up with your office chair?

credit: Ducky Office Furniture

We all know that person who won’t stop talking about their standing desk, how they love it, and how you should get one, too. Maybe we know several of those people, and these standing desk fans are in good company. Ernest Hemmingway stood while he worked, propping his typewriter on top of a bookshelf, and Charles Dickens did, too. Thomas Jefferson drew architectural drawings for the Virginia state capitol at his tall desk.

Many people claim that standing helps them feel more energetic and productive, and there are recent studies to show it can be good for your health. If you’re thinking of disowning your chair, here are a few things you need to know.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

How to Create Productive Workspaces for Your Company

A company's productivity is closely linked to its environment and team members, with workplace design playing a powerful role in uniting the two.

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In recent years, the physical design of the typical workplace has undergone significant change. Many organizations have shifted from individual cubicles and private offices to open-plan designs, and have implemented features like standing desks and whiteboard walls to emphasize increased focus, teamwork and flexibility.

While the perfect workspace must be unique when it comes to any particular business, there are common steps that every organization can take to realize its ideal environment.

If you too are hoping to create productive workspaces for your company, these three steps may be of use to you.

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Source: Entrepreneur.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

Recline Intervention

Photo Credit: Herman Miller
There’s a problem with recliners, one that starts with their rec room aesthetics and ends with the reclining mechanism itself. But as designers David Ritch and Mark Saffell of multidisciplinary 5d studio discovered when Herman Miller and Nemschoff asked them to design a brand-new healthcare recliner, making something that both the ailing and their caregivers could not only use but also enjoy was going to require truly putting the “multi” into “multidisciplinary.” Working with engineers and designers, they’ve produced Ava, a recliner that looks narrow but feels roomy, is inviting but also antibacterial, and that’s just as appealing to the people pushing the chair as the people sitting in it.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

How Long Until You Are Standing at Your Desk?

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I first encountered a guy standing at his desk several decades ago, when I was a fresh-faced attorney at Disney. One of my colleagues had ordered a lectern to do his contract drafting, and he said it was for health reasons, sitting for a long time was simply too painful. Over the years I have seen more folks standing, but most folks who work in an office fly their desk from a seated position.

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Source: Forbes.com

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Is An Open Office Plan Healthy For Your Staff?

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Depending on who you ask, open work spaces are the best thing to come along since sliced bread, or they’re the devil’s invention to sow chaos and discord among employees. Fair-minded managers and efficiency experts say that the open office space plan can be both a blessing and a curse; it all depends on how it’s structured and supported. Remember that the original purpose of the open office was to bust employees out of their mind-numbing cubicles to increase their satisfaction and efficiency. The jury is still out as to whether this has succeeded one-hundred percent. My own office space has both open and closed areas. Here’s a look at the pros and cons to help you see what you might do if you’re considering an open office space.

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Source: Forbes.com