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Culture in the Workplace

Culture in the Workplace

Workplace culture is one of the most talked about attributes of the work environment today. Although it is not easy to define, employers and employees alike strive to create a positive culture. Good culture in one organization may look different than  good culture in another. When hiring new employees, a key consideration is whether the candidate is a good cultural fit. Culture is not a tangible object and may not be clearly spelled out, but it is an integral part…

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4 Qualities of Every Great Space Planner

4 Qualities of Every Great Space Planner

So you want to update your office space and make room for some great changes? Very good! It’s time to start planning but you’ll have to consider a few things. The last thing you want is to be completely overwhelmed by this process. That’s why you’ll need the service of a space planner. Not just any planner, a professional planner, a really great one! With a space planner by your side, everything from choosing, purchasing, arranging office equipment and furniture,…

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Encouraging Exercise in the Workplace

Encouraging Exercise in the Workplace

The past decade has seen mindfulness become very much popular in America. According to a study conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention between 2002 and 2012, activities like yoga and meditation have become quite popular among the working class in America. Nowadays, it’s not unusual to see physical exercises and activities incorporated into the corporate sector. Teams that place importance on physical activities would no doubt reap the benefits. These activities would make employees more confident and…

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5 Positive Ways Natural Lighting Can Impact Your Company’s Corporate Culture

5 Positive Ways Natural Lighting Can Impact Your Company’s Corporate Culture

The impact of lighting in your work environment cannot be overstated. There is a gradual shift in our approach to workplace designs nowadays. We’ve come to realize just how natural light seems to be the best way to light any environment, either at home or in the workplace. While most people see this from the perspective of enhancing or brightening the office space, natural lighting has far greater benefits that can include creating a healthier and happier work environment where…

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5 Awesome Ways Your Business Can Benefit from Having a Corporate Art Collection

5 Awesome Ways Your Business Can Benefit from Having a Corporate Art Collection

1. Art can help boost your business’s brand image Art can also play a great role in reinforcing or boosting your company’s brand image. It is powerful enough to impact customers, and impress prospects and stakeholders alike. Your choice of art can help you convey a message in a subtle unspoken way. While it can represent your business’s legacy and achievements over the years, it can also be used to remind customers about your uniqueness, innovation, and every other quality…

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Your Office in Color: Best Colors to Use For a Happy, Productive Workspace

Your Office in Color: Best Colors to Use For a Happy, Productive Workspace

Colors have a tendency to invoke emotion, and interestingly enough, a certain color m&m can taste better than another just because of its color, or the color of the bowl you’re eating it out of. Research and evidence pointing to the above clarify that color is a substantial factor in our everyday surroundings, especially in the one place that surfaces many stresses – work. Knowing this, it could be safe to say that using mindful color combinations could boost employee…

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Bringing the Outdoors In: More Companies are Embracing Biophilic Office Design

Bringing the Outdoors In: More Companies are Embracing Biophilic Office Design

Our work lives have been designed in stuffy little boxes even though we have an intrinsic pull to be around nature. As humans, our attachment to open spaces, clean air, scenic coastlines, and expansive green forests runs deep. Our desire to be in nature is simply a natural feeling. Employees spend much of their lives indoors, cutting nature out of the picture and fueling workplace anxiety and stresses. Now, many offices are springing to life with biophilic office designs, reigning…

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Office Design Trends for 2018/2019

Office Design Trends for 2018/2019

The modern workplace is swiftly making the office of yesteryear a relic of the past. Tired, fluorescent-lit cubicle spaces are disappearing, evolving into areas that weave together elements of home, play, relaxation, and engagement. More and more businesses realize that to retain bright talent of our era, a reformatted, modern work environment that encourages creativity and enjoyable space to operate in is the new norm. And a well-designed area dotted with soft furniture aren’t the only ingredients to consider –…

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Say Thanks to Millennials for Open Offices

Say Thanks to Millennials for Open Offices

Over the last decade, the millennial-age modernization of workplaces has created a growing trend of open-space, collaborative areas meant to promote transparency and communion between coworkers. The google-galvanized trend of comfortable spaces for workers to lie about and kitchens filled to the brim with kombucha make for indiscernible elements between home and work, and employees are reveling in these vocational play places. Open workspaces are nothing new, but millennials have taken it upon themselves to evolve the blueprints. And while…

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Agile, At Work

Agile, At Work

The era of the cubicle and the isolated corner office is coming to its rightful end. We don’t live in rigid, artificial environments, and our best work does not emanate from places not conducive to the natural dynamics and inherent creativity of a group focused on a common mission. Agile working is all about creating a flexible and therefore more productive environment. The idea is as simple as it is functional: by creating different working areas, each tailored to the…

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