Sunday, November 23, 2014
To those unfamiliar with the concept, an open office layout consists of multiple, non-territorial working areas where employees are free to roam and communicate with each other. The arrangement of the office furniture reflects this idea by maximizing the use of space without sacrificing comfort. Given the above findings, however, businesses may want to come up with better Denver office furniture and workspace layouts with the help of a company like Pear Workplace Solutions. It all starts with buying the most ergonomic office furniture and equipment. Simply put, office chairs, desks, shelves, and the like must be easy to work with and comfortable to use. That said, ergonomics should not come at the expense of quality as flimsy office furniture not only incur greater maintenance and upkeep costs but also pose hazards. A general rule of thumb businesses should follow is that any furniture item designed for home use should never be installed in the workplace.
It has often been said that the way a company’s office is laid out directly affects employee performance, and the results of various studies and surveys, some of which are discussed below, would bear this out.
Stats and Facts
Numerous studies have found out that a comfortable, well-ventilated and adequately lit office amps up employee productivity and job satisfaction by 16 and 24 percent, respectively, significantly reducing absenteeism among workers. It’s not hard to see why—an engaging, lively workplace is something almost everyone would look forward to.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
The expansion comes at an opportune time as Front Range Village only has about 78,000 square feet of leased office space at the moment. Start-ups and existing businesses planning to relocate to the center would definitely need the services of top Fort Collins office furniture dealers like Pear Workplace Solutions that not only sell top-of-the-line office equipment but also provide installation, configuration, warehousing, and other complimentary services. These services can help businesses adjust to their news home and hit the ground running, so to speak. It is also a practical choice to work with furniture installers who are trained in the proper handling and lifting of heavy office furniture such as desks, lounge furniture, filing cabinets, etc.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Benching systems may pick up in the next few years as more offices look toward having a more modular setup. Long and big tables can be shared by small teams and customized to divide workspaces if necessary. Colorado Springs office furniture dealers such as Pear Workplace Solutions have various benching systems for sale. One long table can be allotted to, say, 10 people rather than giving them a desk each. The savings can be allocated toward more important expenses such as utilities and investments, thereby helping keep the business afloat. Such a small yet efficient office space also leaves a smaller carbon footprint, an important asset to have in an environmentally-conscious world.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
To facilitate ergonomic orientation, Denver office furniture dealers such as Pear Workplace Solutions offer monitor arms. Haworth's line of monitor arms, in particular, can support up to 24 lbs. of weight, which is ideal for flat monitors that normally weigh around half as much. At this capacity, monitor arms can also be set up to support laptops, which can weigh as light as 3 lbs. The arms can be retracted or extended at ranges between 4.60 and 21.75 inches. Multiple arms can be installed on a single support column to hold multiple monitors, which is ideal for multitasking activities. The holders are configured to VESA standards, which dictate that the hole patterns must be arranged in a square.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
The increasing popularity of shale as an alternative to oil has caused an unprecedented plummet in oil prices. You know what happens when oil prices drop; everything else follows. However, it seems like oil prices always have the tendency to go back up and in the years to come, you can expect it to poke a hole in your pocket again.
When oil prices rise, people will likely search for ways to avoid buying it, such as transitioning to eco-friendly measures in terms of office design. Offices may invest in newer hardware and software systems to help them achieve their goal of going paperless. Accommodating more equipment, however, will require a major redesign of the modern office.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Going green isn’t limited to just meeting energy ratings and best practices. You can also go green by creating a conducive work environment. This is the recommendation from various authorities on building design, alluding to the increase in demand for a better workplace with workers’ comfort in mind. Design, however, is just one aspect of better building strategies to enhance workplace efficiency and workers’ satisfaction.
While the rating system of the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) sets the standard for greener buildings, something basic to any worker’s heart needs just as much attention. Workplace comfort and turnover rate have an indirect—and linear relationship. Discomfort leads to pain, which, in turn, leads to loss of focus and low productivity—and in the end, concludes in job termination or resignation.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Startup companies are a dime a dozen across the country. You may even name some companies that were only startups last year, but have now reaped a lot success with their products or services. If you’re opening a startup firm and secured some space as a base of operations, you will need to invest in some quality new or used office furniture.
Buying a good set of tables depends on the startup’s initial pool. You must evaluate if you require a large table for communal activities or smaller desks for more personal work. In some cases, the business owner may have the only individual table and include options to buy extra tables in the future.