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 – 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), [...]

Spaces that Work – Acoustics

2019-11-08T22:38:50+00:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Research, Solutions|Tags: , , , |

We're kicking off the new year with a new series titled Spaces that Work. It combines the hot topics of space planning and the latest research with real world solutions that we are talking about with our clients every day. In this edition, we're tackling an important one, Acoustical Privacy. We've all seen the pendulum swing to open plan and despite some of the backlash (read the Harvard Business Review's "Unintended Effects of the Open Office" if you haven't), given the cost of real estate we don't see it changing any time soon. From the MMQB to the Wall Street Journal, [...]

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 [...]