Posts Tagged ‘office environment’

Which Furniture Trends are most attractive to Millennials?

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Co Work Space Furniture Trends

In the next few years Millennials are starting up their professional careers, but what are the best office environments for Millennials? To understand the office environment that Millennials can work best within, you need to observe their work habits and how they react to the physical environment of the office.

Right now it is noticeable that Millennials prefer non-traditional furniture solutions for work environments. To Millennials work is not just a place of business. It’s also a big part of their lifestyle. To develop an ideal work environment for Millennials, you need to make the office setting as appealing as possible. This is how you retain young talent at your company.

It’s important to notice that Millennials are focused on working to live a better quality of life than living to work. They are all about gaining experience and using work salaries to travel and enjoy their lives.

When designing a work environment for Millennials, you need to keep work flexibility in mind. Yes, that includes giving them the option to work mobile to improve their work and life balance.

Open office space is a great layout to consider for Millennials because they are strong believers of open communication that help them with personal and professional development. Interdependency is a good focus for laying out office space for Millennials because they want to successfully achieve both personal and collective goals.

Collaborative work environments will help your Millennial employees thrive because of the work transparency. Do not limit Millennials to cubicles. Instead, explore co-working spaces. Create 3 distinctive settings in the office for Millennials – diverse work settings, social settings and life settings. What are life settings? Life settings are areas that promote health and wellness. Example: Gourmet cafe.

To get started on exploring Millennial furniture trends, explore our office/corporate furniture as well as our ergonomic furniture items.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install hospitality furniture. We provide interior design and layout services from start to finish. We can even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

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How To Make A Great Business Impression With Your Office Design

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

If you’re redesigning the office, Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to provide you some great office design tips to properly develop a professional design plan.

It is important to pay attention to detail in your office design because your office is a direct representation of your business and its level of professionalism. Your top priority in your office design is to make a good impression when clients come to your office.

The following design tips will help you make a great business impression:

Use Neutral Colors And Earth Tones. Colors matter, from wall colors to curtain fabrics, to establish an overall comfortable office environment. Soft, neutral colors often give the impression that your office environment is comfortable and welcoming. Try using earth tones such as blues, greens and grays to create an inviting atmosphere when guests visit your office. Avoid using bright colors such as reds or yellows in your color scheme. Bright colors often over-stimulate office visitors and cause anxiety or vision problems. If you do want to use a few bright colors, evaluate the extreme or uniqueness of long-term ownership of the furniture and the office space. Will you ever move offices or lease a different space? If yes, avoid extremes in colors, it’s harder to incorporate bright color furniture to existing office design schemes and will make the property harder to re-lease.  If you must have bright colors, We do offer some furnishings with interchangeable components that will allow you to inexpensively change the color scheme in the future.

Purchase Subtle Artwork and Accessories. When we say subtle, avoid displaying artwork that depicts people because you don’t want to give the impression your office favors specific groups of people. When you do display artwork depicting people, always go for art that shows a diverse group of people pleasantly interacting with one another.

You should also have no more than one large piece of art on each wall of your office. All artwork used should be relatively neutral and tie into the overall color scheme of the office. An office should be designed to feel homey rather than cluttered with art, furniture or home features such as vases and plants. If you do want plants in the office, go for potted trees and avoid flowering plants to reduce the risk of irritating allergies of clients and minimize the maintenance of office plants.

Purchase Office Furniture That’s Durable, Flexible and Comfortable. Shopping for office furniture can be very expensive if you are not sure about what you need, want and how it will best serve office needs.

The ideal Office furniture should last for years and withstand general wear and tear over time. It is also important to note that staffing and organizational needs can change in the office so your office furniture options should have varying features. For example, wrist supports should be available for employees who type on a regular basis and lumbar supports should be available for employees who sit for extended periods of time during the day.

No matter what you envision, Edwards & Hill is here to provide you quality furniture, great pricing and exceptional customer service. We can assemble your furniture; assist you with furniture project management and coordination services. We can also help you with interior design, space planning and more!

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture, as well as design and plan office layouts. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Since 1998, when Managing Partner Tony Hill and Partner Hans Edwards founded Edwards & Hill Communications, we have provided clients with creative solutions to complex problems and know how to tailor our products and services to your specific needs.

To give one shining example of what you can expect when you retain the services of Edwards & Hill, we developed the office floor plan and supplied all custom office furniture, computers, audio/visual equipment, customer cueing system and electric lateral filing systems for the new Visitor Control Center (VCC) at Ft. George G. Meade Army Base in Maryland. These needs were specific and complex, and we met them to the great satisfaction of our customer. We also installed 74 rooms every 24 hours and completed the installation of 2000 guest rooms and suites at the Gaylord National Hotel on time.We brought it all together from start to finish and we can do the same for you.

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