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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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

What does the work anywhere culture mean for the traditional office and the competition for top talent?


The experts at Gensler make a great point about the different uses of co-working. While it certainly has value to entrepreneurs and remote employees for obvious reason, it can also complement the traditional office space to provide an alternative setting for employees looking to break up the monotony of being in the same office everyday. Read the article at Gensler.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Lincoln’s New Design Emphasis Includes a Partnership With Herman Miller


Herman Miller recently worked with Lincoln to bring ergonomics into another space we spend lots of time in—the car. Read the article at Barron's.

Friday, August 23, 2019

5 Essential Tips on How to Overcome Burnout in the Workplace


The modern working life is a complicated entity, with as many people thriving as there are those who struggle to get through their daily routine. Whether you’re the former or the latter, the fact is that everyone is susceptible to falling victim to workplace burnout. Learning how to overcome burnout is what sets people apart and falling victim to burnout can easily cause someone to leave a job in some cases.

As such, understanding the root cause and the ways in which to battle workplace burnout are two things which go hand in hand. Continue reading article.
Source: DumbLittleMan.com

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Productivity Problem In Office Design


Which aspects of the physical workplace impact employees most, and what can facility planners do about it? Read article at Facility Executive.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

15 Creative Office Layout Ideas That Gets People Super Excited

New ideas for your office layout do not have to be time consuming or expensive! Whether you’re moving to a new space or trying to improve an existing one, you can refresh your office by following a few simple tips and tricks. Continue reading at snacknation.com