Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The value of workplace flexibility

IA Design Director Mican Allen Andrews, ASID, NCIDQ looks at recent research describing how employers and employees are defining flexible workplace. Read the case study at Interior Architects.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Herman Miller Agrees to Acquire Majority Interest in HAY A/S


Highlights
  • Further accelerates global growth of the HAY brand
  • Increases Herman Miller’s ancillary product offering
  • Expands Herman Miller’s retail and contract furnishing footprint
Herman Miller, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLHR), the global designer and furniture manufacturer, announced today it signed an agreement to acquire an additional 34% equity interest in HAY A/S (“HAY”) for approximately $78 million. This transaction follows a similar transaction in 2018 in which Herman Miller acquired a 33% equity interest in HAY. Upon closing the current transaction, Herman Miller will own a majority 67% interest in HAY; Rolf and Mette Hay, Co-founders and Creative Directors of HAY, own the remaining 33% of the equity in HAY. CONTINUE READING

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

bfi Golf Tour Winners Enjoy Day of Golf At Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point

Left to right: Dan Morley, Scott Bloom, Tim Bronish, Brian Roth

Dan Morley of bfi and Tim Bronish of All American Surfaces hosted the winners of the 2019 bfi Commercial Real Estate Golf tour to a day of golf at ​Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point. Brian Roth of Equity 3 and Scott Bloom of Bloom Real Estate Group are the winners of the 2019 Tour.

The bfi Commercial Real Estate Golf Tour is a summer-long competition played on 14 of the top golf courses in the metropolitan area exclusively for commercial real estate brokers & developers. This was the 23rd anniversary of our highly successful event.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Why Collaboration Is Failing In Your Open Office (AND WHY IT PROBABLY ISN'T YOUR OPEN OFFICE'S FAULT)

Collaborative spaces have come under fire as of late, and more often than not, the fingers are being pointed at open offices. This recent outcry has led some to doubt if collaboration itself isn’t to blame. Read more at Interior Architects.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The 8 Mistakes You’re Making in Your Office Design

Workplace Architect Ashley Dunn explains what many of us are getting wrong. And how to get it right. Read the article at Design Museum website.

Friday, September 20, 2019

It’s in the hole!

Congratulations to Tim Cadigan of Avison Young for becoming the first person in our 23 year tour history to sink a 50 foot putt to win $25,000 in our bfi Real Estate Golf Tour putting contest! Click the link to watch the winning putt. http://golf.bfionline.com/

The chair for everyone

Cosm Chairs look fantastic and offer easy collaboration-providing comfort, all day, everyday, anywhere you work. LEARN MORE.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

59 Awesome Employee Engagement Ideas & Activities for 2019


Managers can agree that employee engagement and retention are at the top of their priority list.

Every company wants to attract and keep the best talent.

The problem?

Many employees in today’s job market quickly feel uninspired by their work, get bored after 2 years and start job hunting for something new.

Quick turnover drains companies, both financially and creatively. Quantifying exactly how much it costs businesses to replace every employee who leaves is a challenge, but estimates are out there. Here are some highlights from a collection of estimates on the costs of employee turnover:

  • 6 to 9 months salary. (That’s well over half what you pay an employee in a year. For an employee making $100,000 a year, the cost of turnover could be as high as roughly $75,000. Ouch.)
  • 16% of annual salary for jobs with traditionally high turnover, such as entry-level media jobs
  • 20% of annual salary for jobs requiring mid-level experience
  • 213% (not a typo!) of annual salary for top-level executive positions, including CEOs

All these numbers point to the same basic conclusion: employee turnover is expensive.

Outside of financial burdens, employee turnover puts a ceiling on the quality of a team or individual’s work. The reason? Companies with high turnover have fewer employees with a high degree of institutional knowledge. If most employees leave a company after just a few years, then the company never benefits from that golden combination of skills, talent, and critical institutional knowledge that helps business thrive.

So we decided to speak with some of the best HR professionals and business leaders around the country to find the strategies and employee engagement best practices that they recommend. There are also some tips and employee engagement ideas that work for our company. CONTINUE READING
Source: Snacknation

Monday, September 16, 2019

This Is The Hottest Trend In Office Design Right Now


Is your office keeping up with today's hottest trends in office design? Read this insightful article from Forbes.com and see what's working in today's modern office environment. Read Article.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

​Seven Predictions Shaping the Future of Work


​Herman Miller invited 80 up-and-coming designers across the US and Canada to four Future State workshops. They shared their hunches, blue-sky ideas, anxieties, and crazy bets about the future of work, offices, and the evolving role of designers. We’ve distilled these into seven predictions for how the environments they’ve creating might look five, 10, or even 20 years from now.
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