Product Highlight: Workplace Advocate

2020-08-05T17:33:59+00:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19, Solutions, Trends|

WORKPLACE ADVOCATE Making the workplace safe again. We are pleased to be the exclusive New England dealer for FUEGO Furniture’s groundbreaking Workplace Advocate –temperature and cough detection system.   WHAT IT IS - EARLY TEMPERATURE AND COUGH DETECTION & WARNING SYSTEM Create a SAFE office environment for your employees Give employees the CONFIDENCE to come back to work Return to pre Covid PRODUCTIVITY levels Monitor occupancy to OPTIMIZE utilization and safety of space HOW IT WORKS - Hourly Temperature and Continuous Cough Monitoring System for Individual Spaces Monitors employee temperature every hour. Alerts employee/ HR in case of temperature spikes Monitors excessive cough [...]

Spaces that Work: Remote Reality

2020-04-02T13:04:33+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: News, Solutions, Trends|Tags: , , , , , |

The way we work has been transformed overnight. This new "remote reality" can be overwhelming, disorienting and uncomfortable. As we all try maintain business continuity, while keeping our employees and partners safe and healthy in the face of a global pandemic, we wanted to offer a few simple tips to help create a positive, productive and ergonomic work space from home. Sometimes its the little things that can make the biggest difference. Designate a space where you’ll “set up shop.” That could be two different places: one for your nitty gritty work, and one for conducting virtual meetings when privacy matters. We suggest that you identify the [...]

Spaces that Work – Workspace Etiquette

2019-11-08T22:43:53+00:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Research, Trends|Tags: , , , |

With many clients going through workspace transformations, we’re frequently asked about workplace etiquette guidelines. As with any change, a new workspace – often with greater openness -  requires some conscious adjustment. While each company, culture and space is different, below are a few tips to help champion good etiquette in the workplace. REDUCING DISTRACTION: Most complaints about the open office center on noise and distractions since sound carries so easily. The office noise etiquette tips below can help to reduce noise: Remember to modulate your voice and not use speaker phones If noise bothers you, utilize headphones when appropriate Take advantage [...]

Spaces that Work – Fall Favorites

2019-11-08T22:02:23+00:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Solutions, Trends|Tags: , , , |

We’re kicking off September with a snapshot of some of our favorite pieces of NeoCon 2019's new furniture that are available now for order. Knoll Ollo: Today’s workplace promotes people moving from one space to another – from solo work to team get-togethers. Knoll’s new light task chair – the Ollo – is designed specifically for improvisation and spontaneity - -with endless design possibilities.   Muuto Relate Side Table: If you’ve been searching for an elegant solution to the side or pull-up table – look no further. Muuto offers a complete lifestyle brand with everything from chairs and tables to rugs, mirrors [...]

Spaces That Work – Across Generations

2019-10-26T00:23:03+00:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: News, Research, Trends|Tags: , |

A conversation that impacts our clients as much as our own office, is how to best design and deliver a workspace that supports the five generations that comprise today’s workforce (Traditionalists or Maturists (before 1945), Baby Boomers (1946 – 1964) Gen X (1965-1976), Gen Y or Millennials (1977-1997), Gen Z (after 1997). Broadly speaking, each of the 5 generations in the workplace have their own sets of values, work habits, communication and technology preferences and stereotypes. And while it is important to recognize and understand the differences, tensions and why one work space won’t work for the other…. ...good workplace [...]

Spaces that Work – Healthier Workspaces

2019-11-08T23:19:07+00:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Research, Trends|Tags: , |

Ergonomics is a term that is frequently used, but has many meanings. We know it plays a fundamental role in the health and performance of people and is closely tied to an individual’s wellness. But in today’s competitive market for talent, a company’s commitment to focusing on wellness is just the first step. They must also begin to think about the general wellness of employees, and Holistic Ergonomics plays a large role in that. Below please find 10 tips from our partner, Knoll, for creating a healthier more holistically ergonomic workspace. Making even a few small tweaks to office furnishings or [...]

Spaces that Work – Shared Spaces

2019-10-26T00:29:25+00:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Research, Solutions, Trends|Tags: , , |

Across industries and space planning approaches, shared spaces are increasingly integral to every workplace. Well planned shared spaces not only give employees a choice in where and how they work, but they also connect people to their space and each other. Open plan workspaces may take be tailored to specific activities or blur the lines and transform at a moment’s notice. Sheehans has adopted Knoll’s strategic approach to shared workspace office planning and follows an iterative and dynamic process to first identity the types of settings that support the work best e.g. (individual focus, secluded collaboration, team meetings, assembly, community interaction), [...]

A Few Of Our Favorite Things – October

2019-11-08T23:08:40+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Solutions, Trends|Tags: , |

It’s time for A Few of our Favorite Things Here's our monthly rundown of our some of our 5 favorite office furniture solutions. These are our go-to selections that designers, project managers, and most importantly, our clients, are loving. 1. KNOLL K.LOUNGE: We’re always exploring new modular lounge options, but keep coming back to this one. The line is comprehensive, flexible and versatile and has a simple, clean look that can’t be beat. 2. KIMBALL PAIRINGS: Another super versatile lounge collection, this one spans from seats and sofas to full modular lounge. Our new favorite application, steps, which allow spaces to [...]

NeoCon 2018 – 50 Years of Tomorrow’s Design

2019-11-08T22:57:06+00:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: News, Solutions, Trends, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Inspired by our recent trip to NeoCon, the commercial design industry's annual event, we wanted to share a few themes we believe are most applicable to our market and our clients. MODERN WARMTH Across our favorite showrooms, notably Knoll and Kimball, there was a common design aesthetic – Scandinavian mid-century modern office furniture with a human touch. Simple, clean modern lines made more approachable with the incorporation of wood, curves, natural elements and touches of color. MIX IT UP We've heard a lot about flexibility, adaptability and the importance of multi-use spaces. One execution of this we look forward to putting into [...]