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Business of Furniture - December 11, 2019

  •   ergoCentric Looks to Repeat Canadian Success in the US - Using a modular manufacturing system, ergoCentric claims it can fit virtually 100% of the population. A task chair is more than just a piece of furniture. If it's designed properly, workers will be more productive and more comfortable doing work without pain or physical stress.
  •   Whitney Architects and Qdesign has New Chicago Home - The office features a number of work styles — from small, flexible conference rooms to a welcoming lobby that also works as a touchdown space for its designers and guests. In short, it shows that work doesn't have to happen in any one style.
  •   Diversity and Design Panel Held: How We can Shape a More Inclusive Workplace - Inclusive design results in better experiences for everyone.
  •   Update on Ergonomics, The Industry is Catching Up - The options for amazing ergonomics furnishings are seemingly endless. Yet, ergonomics is still a confusing topic for many people.
  •   Color of the Year: Pantone 2020: Classic Blue - Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year is Classic Blue, a shade that brings to mind the color of the sky at dusk.
  •   Stephen Says - "Holiday Party Etiquette for 2019: Just Show Up!" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects Offices – Chicago
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest Product Introductions from AIS, Indiana Furniture, Poliform, Masland and Springboard
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News Brief, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, The Stream, Industry Pulse, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Workplaces Magazine - December, 2019 / January, 2020

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: STAN'S DONUTS & COFFEE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - Doughnuts and coffee are the fuel that keep the workplace humming. When a box of doughnuts arrives in the office, all the well-meaning healthy workplace mandates go out the window.
  •   FLEXIBLE WORKSPACES AND COWORKING COULD CONTRIBUTE OVER $127 BILLION TO LOCAL ECONOMIES IN THE US IN THE NEXT DECADE - The increasing migration of flexible office space and coworking locations to areas outside of major metropolitan cities globally is creating a flex economy that could contribute more than $127 billion to U.S. local communities in the next decade.
  •   39% OF COWORKING EMPLOYEES WORK AT WEWORK, LOCAL SPACES MAY GROW AS WEWORK DRAMA CONTINUE - WeWork is the most popular coworking space, but smaller, local coworking spaces are catching up, according to a new survey from Clutch, the leading B2B ratings and reviews platform.
  •   FERRARA CANDY MAKES SWEET MOVE INTO CHICAGO'S OLD POST OFFICE - For Ferrara Candy, the new office is a stark departure from the 60,000-square-foot former headquarters in suburban Oakbrook Terrace.
  •   WALLS THAT WOW - Branded interiors are more than splashing your company colors everywhere.
  •   HOW LIGHTING ALTERS OUR MOOD IN THE WORKPLACE - The inconspicuous nature of lighting and its advantageous nature in modern society is oftentimes taken for granted.
  •   THE RIVETER SUMMIT: WOMEN BUILD THE FUTURE BY REDEFINING THE WORKPLACE - The one-and-a-half day event focused on women building the future with programming that featured sessions on key workplace topics.
  •   TECH SECTOR STILL SEEING LOW NUMBERS OF WOMEN AND OFFICE DESIGN PLAYS A FACTOR - Workspace and work style issues are key factors in supporting gender equity, but there is little data or guidance on how to implement such designs.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.
  •   STUDY SHOWS MALE ALLIES CAN COMBAT SEXISM — OR CONTRIBUTE TO IT IN WORKPLACE - Male allies can play a powerful role in combating chauvinistic behavior toward women but they can also unintentionally contribute to sexism, according to a new study.
  •   WHEN GRIEF GETS IN THE WAY AT WORK - Organizations are implementing measures to improve employee engagement and create a positive work culture.


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