Office Environments News
It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced employers and workers to adapt to new ways of getting work done. Working from home has become the new normal, commutes have been diminished to just a walk to the kitchen table, and in-person meetings have been replaced by Zoom calls.
Interaction can be complicated for remote teams. Here’s how to strengthen connections among people with an office that’s optimized for digital collaboration.
Are your teams now remote? Use these tips to help you manage your remote teams stay productive and collaborative in & out of the office.
Why focusing on physical, mental, and emotional health is a must.
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have put together a list of cleaning tips to ensure that your office furniture is properly disinfected. Whether you are working in the office or working remotely, these guidelines will help you to sanitize your workspace so you can #LookForwardToMonday (even from the comfort of your home).
Did you know students’ educational environments impact how they learn and develop? Students may find it difficult to focus in certain classrooms or educational spaces. Maybe the room temperature is too hot or too cold. Maybe there is too much artificial light and not enough natural light. Or maybe a certain display or piece of artwork is distracting. There are several design factors that can positively or negatively impact productivity and learning.
Annual Good Design Challenge event at Office Environments raises $3,200 for Children's Aid Society of Alabama.
At Office Environments we specialize in providing creative workplace solutions that include fitting furniture, adequate storage and prefabricated interiors for healthcare, business, education and government spaces. Our interior designers strive to create work spaces that help organizations achieve their business goals and establish a thriving office culture.
Is there enough natural light flowing into your workspace? Natural light has the power to not only boost the morale of your employees but also increase their productivity, concentration, and creativity. Lighting is an important factor in ergonomics, but it’s often overlooked by employers.
Biophilic design can be beneficial to companies like Apple to offices, schools, and hospitals. Here's how to implement it in your workspace.
Culture-forward is the demand of the modern workforce. The days of heavy wood paneling and traditional hunter green in the office place are as yesterday as the multiple-martini lunch, and it’s time to welcome in a new era to reflect where we are and what’s next on the agenda.
We don’t have an answer for the rapid, welcomed interest in the humanity of work, but this we can be assured of: as time progresses, and the lines increasingly blur between work and life, more emphasis is placed on the health and wellbeing of the modern workforce.
To design exclusively on aesthetics does not a happy worker make. As workers ebb and flow throughout their workplace, they need furniture and spaces that encourage productivity and comfort. Furniture and design must address it all.
On April 12, 2019, Office Environments attended the 13th biennial IDIE Awards. Office Environments won Best of Furniture Installation Small for Shipt Headquarters.
In a 2015 article from Metropolis Magazine, Stephen R. Kellert, Professor Emeritus, Yale University in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, penned the rubric for biophilic design, an outdoors-in approach of thoughtful reconnection through nature-focused design. The article pulled from Kellert’s prior research on the desire for kinship to nature in the modern environment.
Good Design Challenge event at Office Environments raises $2,500.00 for Hand in Paw.
Introducing Canvas Vista: Designed by Joey Ruiter for Herman Miller, made for every office.
As we greet 2019 with a clear mind and renewed reverence, we also prepare for the cultural and social shifts that influence design trends each year. What once was innovative is now uncouth, what was once sexy is now unsavory. As both consumers and tastemakers, we must remain diligent in continuing to provide a relevant design perspective.
Renovating an office space is a significant investment for many organizations. In the wake of start-up culture, many offices operate with lean efficiency, shirking high-budget office spending for stronger employee incentive and retention or market penetration.
In a word, flexibility is the defining feature of tomorrow’s workspace. Efficiency: a close second. In order to capitalize on the modern, shifting workforce, designers are forgoing tradition and creating blended workspaces that make use of cutting-edge technology.
Arguably, no other workplace topic is as hotly debated as open office floor plans: one camp believes it promotes interoffice communication and collaboration while the opposing camp believes it stifles creativity and focus. The truth, however, may lie somewhere in the middle.
Healthcare furniture fulfills a special niche: on one hand, it must be durable and comfortable. It must also be modern, fresh and inviting. Like any other industry, healthcare is constantly growing and transforming through technology and patient needs, and thus, so has healthcare furniture and design.