Posts Tagged ‘office layouts’

4 Things To Consider When Redesigning Your Office

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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Your office’s layout is one of the most important parts of its design.

The layout of office is not only important for aesthetic purposes, but it can have an effect on how your employees feel when they are there. An uncomfortable, dimly lit, or difficult to navigate office can lower employee morale and decrease productivity. While redesigning your office may sound simple, there are a lot of things to consider when you’re doing this. Here are four things to keep in mind before you redesign your office.

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The Psychology of Contemporary Office Design

Friday, April 13th, 2018
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Contemporary office design puts a large emphasis on workforce well-being, ensuring that each employee feels comfortable, productive, and safe.

As an employer, your office space should promote more than productivity. When redesigning your office, it is imperative to your employees that their well-being is being accounted for. Contemporary office design puts a large emphasis on workforce well-being, ensuring that each employee feels comfortable, productive, and safe. We all seek homes that can satisfy our basic needs, and an office should not be any different. Here are a few design ideas to keep in mind when redesigning a new work space for you and your employees. (more…)

Top 4 Office Design Trends

Friday, June 16th, 2017
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Creating a functional office space is essential for productivity.

The study of ergonomics has existed for centuries and is the study of efficiency. The word ergonomic is something you have likely heard in relation to the office or study. Believe it or not, there are people who work tirelessly to analyze trends of millennials and seasoned workers alike for the best in office trends yearly. Here are some of the top trends for your office this year. (more…)

How To Strategically Position Office Furniture To Increase Productivity

Friday, January 20th, 2017
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How to creative a productive office.

Increased productivity and wellness has been found to be directly affected by the positioning of furniture. It’s easy to feel unproductive when we find ourselves uncomfortable behind our desks. Whether it’s the temperature, noise, or simply the overall atmosphere, we can only be as productive and our environment allows. (more…)

Designing an Office for the Millennial Workforce

Friday, October 21st, 2016
Office design must evolve to match the needs of millennial workers.

Office design must evolve to match the needs of millennial workers.

Did you know that in 2015, millennials surpassed Gen Xers as the largest generation of the U.S. workforce? Workplace design trends are changing, and it’s more important than ever to create an office that inspires millennials, especially if you’re looking to grow your business. The planning process for office design isn’t as straightforward as it was 15 years ago. Here are a few things to consider when designing your workplace for millennials. (more…)

How to Hide Away Office Cable Clutter

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
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Don’t let cable clutter get the best of your office!

Whether it’s a conference room television or your personal office desk, keeping cable clutter hidden can go a long way toward improving your space. Scattered wires are not incredibly distracting, but present a potential fire hazard for you and your coworkers. Although fully integrating wires into your workspace’s design might be the most effective solution, there are a number of things you can do to manage wires. Here are a few handy solutions for reducing cable clutter. (more…)

Why You Should Hire a Professional Office Furniture Installation Service

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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Edwards & Hill offers professional expertise when installing your new office furniture

Thinking about new office furniture? Already bought new office furniture and need to figure out how to get it, you know, into your office? Furnishing an office can be a bit of an overwhelming task if you don’t have a clear set plan. After all, office furniture installation requires more than just plopping a desk down in the middle of the room. It requires specific strategy, skills, and expertise that is best achieved with professional furniture installations services. Improper installation is an often overlooked office furniture mistake to avoid. Read on to learn more. (more…)

How to design a productive office for introverts and extroverts

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Ergonomic furniture and office layout ideas

Do you have more introverts than extroverts as employees? It’s time to create an office design that truly inspires your introvert employees to open up and engage in more collaborative work while still meeting the needs of extroverts in the office.

Studies have revealed that introverts are not very kin on open office layouts, but there are ways to create collaborative office space that permit introverts to be very productive workers while having enough privacy to feel comfortable within collaborative work spaces.

Having a professional help design your office workspaces can assist introverts and extroverts in becoming more productive workers.

Introverts and extroverts are more successful and productive workers when their work environment offers them the following benefits:

•      Fast and user-friendly technology to perform their work tasks

•      The option to work in both interior and exterior spaces

•      A work environment that’s physically comfortable while being mentally stimulating

There are rights and wrongs for designing collaborative workspaces. A collaborative space is not quality workspace when the office layout is too distracting and it does not truly promote work collaboration. The right office layout for a comfortable and productive collaborative space will feature multi-levels of collaborative spaces, while still offering private offices for introverts and extroverts that want a little peace throughout the work day.

Introverts like to work in private offices but they do not prefer to knock on closed doors when they need information or assistance. To address this problem, have office designs with highly visible entry or glass walls to make it more comfortable to walk right in for help.

This is why it’s so important to purchase office workstations that you can put in diverse areas of your office. Introverts prefer a work environment that gives them some privacy.

Your office design should never be a one size fits all. You need different office layouts for different workers. Give employees a survey before a full office design to see what office layout is preferred.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to help your company effectively express your brand through physical space. If you want your product team to work more efficiently with the sales team, we can design an office that can meet that specific organizational goal.

To put it simple, have your office designed and furnished in a way that makes the work environment more than a place for work. Help introverts and extroverts at your company socialize better and maintain better health with ergonomic furniture tailored to collaborative workspaces.

Here are amenities you may want to include for your workers:

•      Television screens

•      Collaborative desking and seating areas

•      Ergonomic chairs

•      White boards

•      Video Teleconference

We are here to provide audio/visual equipment and ergonomic furniture for the office to fit your style and budget needs. Come to our showroom to see what office furniture lines we carry.

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. We design and plan office layouts from start to finish. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 301-317-4250 today! We are here to serve you!

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Reception Area Design: How to Positively Reflect Your Business Brand

Friday, December 28th, 2012

If you want business success in 2013, you need to design a reception area that reflects your business brand and makes your customers feel right at home.

How do you accomplish this objective?

First, you need to clearly identify the message you want to convey about your business when your clients first enter your reception area.

Do you want a high end professional reception area, a casual reception area or a home atmosphere?

This decision will be based on your business type and the level of sophistication of your customer base.

One feature your reception area should include is articles of your business success stories – frame them and hang them on the walls.

You may even want to run an educational video in the waiting room that highlights the services your business offers.
Serve coffee, tea and small treats in the reception area. Self-serve stations are the best for customer convenience.
Don’t forget to have clean, vibrant walls and good lighting throughout your reception. Freshly painted walls can brighten up any reception room. Also office plants should be purchased for added warmth and appeal.

Read Edwards & Hill Office Furniture’s article Good Impressions: How To Design A Business Reception Area  and come visit our showroom to get started on your interior design and furniture layout.

At Edwards and Hill, we are here to provide you with office furniture choices that will fit every segment of the office to achieve the look you want for your interior design. Click here to review the office furniture lines Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has available.

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. We design and plan out office layouts. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Review what Ergonomic Office Furniture products and services our divisions, Furniture Division and Multi-Media Division, can provide to you today.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!

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How To Layout Effective And Productive Workplace And Workspace Environments

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Designing an office workplace that works efficiently can be an overwhelming and challenging task, especially, if you have no idea where to start or finish. Properly designed workspaces will matter in terms or comfort, as well as productivity. Employees want adequate privacy while continuing ongoing communication between co-workers when necessary.

From traditional office layouts to a modern office space, you can have comfortable, functional and affordable office workplaces and workspaces created with truly workable space in mind.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to help you create an office layout that includes workspace designed for better work productivity while making the workplace as comfortable as possible.

The following are workplace and workspace designs to consider:

Create Central Hubs. With central office hubs throughout the workplace, you will encourage your employees to work as a powerful team to achieve business success. How? Internal communications and inter-departmental interaction encourages better communication between office departments. At these central office hubs, copiers, fax machines, scanners and any shared equipment should all be available. You can even have a snack central hub created in the office that includes coffee makers, snack machines and water coolers. This food hub will give employees a reason to get to know each other better and work more effectively together, as they reenergize for work.

Ideal central hubs should feature comfortable seating, cafe tables, and counters with stools. This furniture setup will encourage employees to celebrate birthdays, hold small meetings, have casual conversations and truly bond.

You can also install a bulletin board so you can list company announcements, employee awards and notices. This will encourage your staff to have ongoing interactions at the workplace and remain in the know of work updates. Your business atmosphere will also be depicted as a very welcoming and pleasant one.

Design An Open Space. The traditional office layout of a labyrinth made from high-walled cubicles is outdated. These traditional office furnishings divide an office, stifle communication between employees and make it hard for clients and potential employees to get a feel for the company’s personality and culture. Everything is hidden behind generic office panels. This is not something you want for your business because transparency is key to modern day business success.

To reinvent your office space, open it up. Let staff see one another. Allow natural light to shine into the core of your office building. With open office space, employees will naturally communicate between one another and work better together. Set up a few small meeting tables in the center of each office department to provide a welcome area where casual meetings can take place. Design private meeting rooms as well for confidential business conversations.

Create An Office Layout Design Tailored To Staff Work Tasks. So often the number of staff members influence office layout. Yes, the gradual addition of staff to an office space matters but office design and furnishing should also consider how employees naturally interact and how they should interact to be highly efficient and productive at work.

One effective and productive way to layout an office design is to locate support staff right next to a manager. This will allow the support staff to work together and quickly address and resolve any concerns in the workplace. Better communication will result in better work efficiency.

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.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!

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Source: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/office-workplace-workspace-designs-work-3004.html