Office Design Predictions for 2020

Sometimes you just can’t help it. It’s easier to pinpoint the office furniture you don’t like instead of what you do.

Indecision may not be an ideal state, but turning the calendar to the new year can be a glorious way to turn indecision into action. Just as in previous years, 2020 holds the promise of ushering in new trends that can enliven your office and give your employees even more reason to enjoy coming to work.

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Why Are Offices Still Important in the Digital Age?

New technologies are changing the way companies work and compete with each other. Technology is not only affecting how companies work but have made an impact in working spaces too. In the past three years, we have seen growing trends of open workspaces and even virtual offices. Although the concepts of virtual offices and open workspaces have some merits and may cater to the needs of working, the traditional concept of ‘the office’ retains many of its benefits

 

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Be Productive: Take a Break

The majority of jobs these days require a worker to sit in a chair and glue their eyes to a screen for long hours. It’s not just that workers are getting too much screen time; they’re also getting too much sitting time. Staying in one position for long, especially in front of the computer or laptop screen, tends to decrease productivity, create lethargy, and lead to a sedentary & unhealthy lifestyle. This is one of the reasons many companies are introducing break areas in their offices.

 

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Achieving SPECtacular Suites

Constructing spec suites as ready-to-occupy office space can be a highly effective way to attract tenants. The need for modern, hip looking space to attract and retain talent makes spec suites an excellent option for many tenants. While each sub market is slightly different, it is likely that tenant trends will continue and if landlords want to stay competitive in the market, they will need to find take advantage of this growing trend.

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Why Coworking Spaces Are No Longer “In”

WeWork, the largest provider of shared working spaces in the world, has recently been in the news due to their economic hardships and subsequent failed plans to launch an IPO. While some local, community minded coworking spaces are thriving, here are some of the reasons why coworking spaces may have fallen short of becoming the new normal in the business world.

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The Necessity for Eco-Friendly Office Furniture in Today’s Workplace

In the process of manufacturing most furniture, harmful gases and chemicals are released that can be unhealthy for both the environment and people. However, there are eco-friendly solutions to this ever-important problem. Using eco-friendly furniture in offices is a win-win situation, as you are not only helping to lessen the burden on the environment, but also increasing the well-being of your employees.

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No White After Labor Day?

Is it okay to wear white after Labor Day?” is a frequently-asked question, especially around the fall season. You may be wondering how such a simple and benign color would be banished for a specific period of time each year. “No white after Labor Day” is a rule that one would likely think has to do more with function rather than it does with style and fashion.

However, there is much more to the story.

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