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Your physical environment is a mirror for the state of your business and a foundation for your success. When it comes to your goals, cultivating the workplace that supports growth, productivity and flow is a critical investment...and you don't even have to be a feng shui expert get it right.
Burnout is a significant issue in the workplace that is gaining an increasing amount of attention since the pandemic.Collectively we are all becoming more aware of the impact that burnout has had across industries. By integrating the correct design, system and behavioral strategies, we can build strong foundations that work to prevent as well as heal burnout. Below we have outlined a few strategies that can help do just that!
The office lobby is one of the most important spaces when it comes to brand and company representation. It is the first impression that an organization can make on a client, employee or potential partner. A lobby informs visitors of brand, values, goals, culture, professionalism and so much more. Lobby design choices, space planning and furniture selection allow you to greatly influence how one feels in the presence of your business. You only have one shot to make a great first impression, so let’s get into a few key elements of creating a great lobby!
We can influence our capacity for focus and productivity with various design elements and habits. Thoughtfully incorporating small tweaks into your workspace brings more focus into your environment. Here are our Top 3 Tips for increasing focus!
The importance of sustainability at the workplace is commonly talked about, but when it comes to actually implementing the necessary steps to creating an eco-friendly office, it’s easy to get overwhelmed! Our team put together a list of practical tips for creating a greener office, some of which you can start implementing today! Remember, it’s never too late to start and every step counts, no matter how small.
Exposure to nature, whether it be in the form of outdoor spaces or creatively bringing nature elements indoors, is critical for the wellbeing of employees. Moving into the second half of 2021, we are all recognizing the importance of taking “a walk in the park”. If you’ve got an outdoor space that needs furniture, modifications or accessories, now’s the time to invest!
An Inspiring Collaboration Be. Workplace Design had the pleasure of working with LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in furnishing their Sirkin Center in Alameda! This inspiring collaboration is very dear to our hearts; we are filled with gratitude to have been entrusted by such an important organization in co-creating a reliable, modern & upbeat space!
It’s a well-known fact that our environment has a direct impact on our mental clarity. We can influence our capacity for focus and productivity through various design tools. Thoughtfully incorporating certain design elements into your workplace can allow for more focus to flow through the environment. Here are some great ways of keeping focus in the office.
We’re excited to reveal photos from one of our most recent projects–the STEM Innovation Center at Carondelet High School in Concord!
We had the pleasure of collaborating with Ratcliff Architects and the faculty at Carondelet to select and provide furniture for the innovative open & collaborative spaces in the facility. We also provided delivery and installation. Check out the beautiful space!
Working outdoors has countless benefits! It can improve your mood, prevent fatigue and increase productivity overall! Now especially, given our new normal, working outdoors can help keep you and your employees safe (when paired with safe physical distancing practices). We want to share some of our favorite outdoor picks with you! With impeccable quality and sophisticated design this is outdoor furniture for the long haul.