Posts Tagged ‘productivity’

How To Increase Office Productivity

Friday, February 22nd, 2019
Office Productivity

Use these tips to boost your office productivity.

It’s important to stay productive whether you’re working in your home office or in your company’s office space. Being productive is something that is easier to do the more you work at it, so use these tips to ensure you stay productive whenever you’re working in your office.


5 Ways Design Can Boost Office Productivity

Thursday, November 8th, 2018
office design tips

Good office design can increase productivity!

Office design, while sometimes overlooked, is an important factor in how productive your employees are. Your office should be a hub for productivity so it’s important to design it in such a way that you boost your employees’ ability to do their work. Here are five ways you can use office design to increase office productivity.


How to Improve Productivity in The Office

Monday, January 29th, 2018
Productive home office

Learn how to be productive while at work in the office.

Being productive in the office is essential to business operations. Developing habits that help increase productivity will help you feel more accomplished at the end of the day and less stressed overall. Check out these tips for improving productivity in the office. (more…)

How to Decorate your Classroom

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Classroom Furniture


As we enter into the middle of the summer season, the thought of the classroom is sure to be creeping its way back into the minds of teachers. While their classroom design is probably the last thing on their mind, new studies are showing that the design and decorating scheme of a classroom may have a significant effect, both positive and negative, on the way students learn and how much information they retain.


In a recent study performed by Carnegie Mellon University, younger students retain more information in classrooms that lack decoration. When 24 kindergarten students were taught subjects in two different classrooms, one with colorful decorations and one with plainer walls, the students tested better on subjects taught in the latter classroom. This led researchers to believe that students are more likely to be off-task when there are distractions surrounding them.


Another study performed during the 2011-12 academic year in Blackpool, England suggests that a number of factors in the classroom can affect the learning and retention of students. The study was performed by the University of Salford School of the Built Environment and involved 751 students in 34 different classrooms. Researchers tested the classrooms on 10 different characteristics that were:

  • Texture
  • Color
  • Choice
  • Air Quality
  • Light
  • Temperature
  • Connection
  • Complexity
  • Sound
  • Flexibility


Of the ten characteristics, six showed an effect on the students learning. Those characteristics were:

  • Light
  • Connection
  • Complexity
  • Choice
  • Color
  • Flexibility



Of the characteristics, at least two involved the furniture within the classroom. The ability to rearrange classroom furniture along with the ability to accommodate yet not crowd students was considered flexibility. The quality of furniture provided to the students along with the selection of ergonomic chairs and tables was categorized as choice. These characteristics are important to keep in mind as the new school year slowly approaches teachers.


At Edwards & Hill Office Furniture, we offer a wide variety of furniture to meet your classroom needs. We are also authorized dealers of a number of top brand names in the educational furniture industry.


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