Workplaces Magazine - September, 2020

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: TODD HARDY - COEUR D'ALENE RESORT - I'm fortunate enough to live in a beautiful area surrounded by mountains which are filled with lakes, rivers and streams. I'm less than 15 minutes from the famous Lake Coeur d'Alene and the four-star Coeur d'Alene Resort. Locals believe the only reason it is not a five-star is because some of the rooms overlook the parking garage. The resort has the world's longest floating boardwalk. It's pet friendly, and many people had their dogs with them.
  •   60% OF COMPANIES HAVE HIRED EMPLOYEES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC DESPITE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN - Nearly half of companies (46%) have hired 10 or more employees since the pandemic's start — a surprising phenomenon in the new era of remote work and virtual onboarding. While group onboarding can feel impersonal, companies can use multiple communication channels to build connections, such as video calls with new hires. As companies continue hiring during the remote work age, they can employ creative tactics to effectively onboard new employees.
  •   BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES: WORK PRODUCTIVITY EXPECTED TO DECLINE AS MORE SCHOOLS SWITCH TO REMOTE LEARNING - While school this fall will undoubtedly look different in every situation, the largest portion of parents are still uncertain about sending their children to a traditional classroom. Surprisingly, a quarter (26%) report they are not sending their kids back to school at all, while 40% said it will depend on the school district's plans. Working parents aren't the only ones who will be impacted by remote learning this fall. Non-parent co-workers report they are feeling the disruption even now before the return to school.
  •   FREQUENT TRAVELERS CITE PRIORITIES FOR HOTEL STAYS - Face coverings for employees (87% a lot/some impact) and guests (85%), suspending daily housekeeping of rooms (86%) and using technology to reduce direct contact (85%) are the top priorities among frequent travelers staying in hotels during this pandemic. However, the pandemic has decimated the hotel industry as travel has slowed significantly throughout the last few months.
  •   NEW STUDY OUTLINES HOW WORK FROM HOME COULD ADAPT TO CONTINUE EFFECTIVELY - Overall, the new way of working had a near equal mix of positive and negative implications for team collaboration, particularly in terms of knowledge sharing, virtual meetings and networking.
  •   THE HIDDEN IMPACT OF REMOTE WORK DURING THE PANDEMIC: NATIONAL STUDY UNCOVERS GENERATIONAL DIVIDE ON LEADERSHIP, TRUST AND RETURNING TO THE OFFICE - Most shockingly, a majority (53%) of Americans do not want to work remotely even part-time after the pandemic ends. Additionally, 42% of Americans do not have the tools they need to successfully work remotely.
  •   YES, YOUR COWORKERS ARE JUDGING YOU FOR YOUR BAD IDEAS - When it comes to speaking up in the workplace, new research suggests the quality of employees' suggestions — or "voice quality" — can affect how they are perceived by coworkers, which can then lead employees with poor voice quality to be ostracized by those coworkers.
  •   INDIESIGNS DEVELOPS LINE OF SAFETY MESSAGING PRODUCTS TO EASE THE STRESS OF GATHERING AGAIN - This idea of beautiful COVID messaging is a natural extension from Grazi's original inspiration for Indiewalls, which he started about eight years ago in response to what he saw in the commercial real estate sector at the time.
  •   SIX WAYS THE PANDEMIC IS TRANSFORMING RESTROOM DESIGN - Companies, educational institutions and municipalities are all evaluating new procedures and products for their restroom facilities. While there are a number of infection control measures on the horizon, it's still important to keep six feet of distance between people, wash hands with soap and water, dry hands completely, wear masks and limit crowding in restroom areas.
  •   PRODUCT REVIEWS - Who would believe germ-killing UVC lights and digital forehead thermometers would be office tools? This month, we look at a couple of products that could make heading to the office a little bit safer for employees.

Workplaces Magazine - August, 2020

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: BELLOW PRESS GRAND RAPIDS EDITORIAL OFFICE - Dartboard. Small golf putting green. Mini basketball hoop. Jukebox. Classic arcade game. While this might sound like the contents of a local Chuck E. Cheese, it is just a few of the "necessary amenities" at the Bellow Press Grand Rapids Editorial Office.
  •   EXECUTIVES FEEL EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IS IMPORTANT, BUT COMMITMENT TO STRATEGY IS LACKING - Quantum Workplace has released a survey report, A Winning Approach to Employee Success, produced by Harvard Business Review (HBR) Analytic Services.
  •   BUSINESS CREATIVITY DURING STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS - Humans are known for their ability to adapt. Will-power and mindset are powerful tools and, if used correctly, can make the most terrible situations tolerable or even enjoyable.
  •   HOW WE FEEL ABOUT RETURNING TO WORK - Whether you're ready or not, your employer may soon ask you to return to the office as the nation attempts to resume business amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.
  •   SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY SPUTTERS - Amid growing concerns about a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the small business recovery sputtered in recent weeks, according to a new poll of small business owners.
  •   AMENITIES ARE STILL A PRIORITY, BUT THE FOCUS HAS SHIFTED - When it comes to workplace amenities, things have certainly come a long way over the years.
  •   SUSTAINABLE FURNITURE – IT'S STILL IMPORTANT - The conversation about sustainability hasn't been diminished by world events in 2020.
  •   WHAT WORKERS WANT: THE DOS AND DON'TS OF NON-SALARY NEGOTIATION - Whether it's for a new job or a potential upgrade on your current position, negotiating salary is rarely an enjoyable experience.
  •   DESKMAKERS RESPONDS TO COVID CRISIS WITH NEW COLLECTION - Designed by the DeskMakers Rapid Response Team, ReFit is comprised of three categories: Above Surface Solutions, Mobile Space Division and Adaptable Division.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - There are very few office products that put a smile on our face when we use them.

Workplaces Magazine - July, 2020

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: LUCY'S CAFÉ, GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN - For the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19, I've ventured outside to work from someplace other than home or a small office.
  •   74% OF WORKERS SAY A 6-HOUR WORKDAY WILL IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY AMID COVID-19, ACCORDING TO STUDY - 74% of workers believe six-hour workdays could lead to higher productivity at work.
  •   AS DESIGN MOVES FORWARD, DESIGNING FOR MULTIPLE GENERATIONS GARNERS MORE ATTENTION - Though COVID-related design is on everyone's mind, designers still need to consider all the other elements needed to create healthy and productive workplaces.
  •   DESTINATION UNKNOWN: WHERE BUSINESS TRAVEL MIGHT LAND NOW THAT COVID-19 HAS ARRIVED - Business travelers, if and when they decide to travel, will make conscious choices about who to fly with, where to stay, what mode of transportation they use to get around. With demand (and necessity) of airports evolving in the age of COVID-19 and its aftermath, no one knows exactly what the travel experience will look like going forward.
  •   LEVERAGING HOSPITALITY CUES IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORKPLACE - COVID-19 is challenging all industries and the designers that serve them to revolutionize and rethink established experiences.
  •   KI GOES BEYOND WITH OWENS CORNING IN FUTURE-PROOFING WORKSPACES WITH 'INFINITY FROM KI' - Some companies come in and want to talk to you and tell you their thought starters before they even understand what you want.
  •   VIRTUAL REALITY MEETINGS: THE NEW NORMAL - While working from home certainly has merits, the long view is that organizations prosper from the hard-won social capital of connections among people.
  •   SURVEY REVEALS MORE THAN HALF OF EMPLOYEES WANT TO WORK IN AN OFFICE ENVIRONMENT AGAIN, AND 73% ARE COMFORTABLE WITH TEMPERATURE CHECKS - Many employees are feeling confident and ready to get back to work, but some still have their hesitations.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - The latest products to help you be productive wherever you're working from.
  •   CORONAVIRUS AND WORKING FROM HOME: ALMOST 60% OF AMERICANS THINK COVID-19 HAS CHANGED THE WAY WE WORK FOR THE BETTER - WalletHub's survey examined Americans' thoughts about working from home during the coronavirus pandemic and a potential return to an office.
  •   REAL-TIME CORPORATE SOLUTIONS FOR A COVID-19 WORLD - One North American technology startup has created a solution that is both fully functional and cost effective.

Workplaces Magazine - June, 2020

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING... MY HOME, POST FALLS, IDAHO - I have been working from home for a couple of years, so the COVID-19 pandemic has not changed much for me.
  •   DIGITAL TOOLS ARRIVE TO GET FRONTLINE EMPLOYEES BACK TO WORK SAFELY - Safety By Prospr allows employers to prep their employees for their post-COVID employer safety guidelines within the Prospr phone app before returning to work and at any time on demand ongoing.
  •   SURVEY REVEALS EMPLOYEE ATTITUDES ON REMOTE WORK AND THE FUTURE OF OFFICE SPACE - Many in America's workforce are wary about returning to a traditional workplace setting and hope recent changes, like working remotely, will become part of the new normal.
  •   THE CONTACTLESS OFFICE - COVID-19 will forever alter the way we think about disease transmission in the workplace.
  •   HOW WE USE THE OFFICE MAY CHANGE, THE WORKPLACE IS HERE TO STAY - The A+D community is looking for an immediate and logical response to help clients solve for the near term return to the office.
  •   THE WORKPLACE AS A SOCIAL ORGANISM - While working from home certainly has merits, the long view is that organizations prosper from the hard-won social capital of connections among people.
  •   FURNITURE INDUSTRY INSIGHTS FOR THE WORLD OF WORK POST COVID-19 - LOGICDATA leadership recently weighed in on how the global furniture industry will likely adapt to the seismic shift in working.
  •   EMBRACING A NEW REALITY. WORKPLACE STRATEGY INSIGHTS FOR COVID AND BEYOND - If you are like most Herman Miller customers, you're likely beginning to formulate plans for re-opening your physical workplaces.
  •   ADJUSTING OFFICE SPACES FOR A POST-PANDEMIC WORKPLACE - There is a greater need for wellness initiatives today, especially in light of new challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic.
  •   CHICAGO'S FULTON EAST IS NATION'S FIRST OFFICE BUILDING DESIGNED TO DELIVER HEALTH-FOCUSED OPERATING SOLUTIONS FOR POST-COVID-19 BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT - Fulton East will be the first multi-story office building to employ airPHX ("air fix") non-thermal, plasma technology throughout the entire building to help reduce cross-contamination risks and provide employees with cleaner air and work surfaces.
  •   IIDA'S COLLECTIVE D(ESIGN) SERIES FOCUSES ON ADAPTABILITY AND CHANGE IN THE WORKPLACE - As the design world navigates the new normal landscape of COVID-19, it has become more important than ever for communication and ideas surrounding best practices in keeping clients, employees and the vulnerable safe from an invisible predator.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Products to keep you safe at work.

Workplaces Magazine - May, 2020

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: MY HOUSE, GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN - We are living in extraordinary times, I will tell you about where I'm working as I shelter-in-place at home. It is a nontraditional setup, even by home office standards.
  •   SURVEY FINDS WEAK HOME INTERNET PREVENTING PEOPLE FROM WORKING - Millions of us are now reliant on our home internet plans to work and study — plans which may not be able to support our changing needs.
  •   WORKING REMOTELY IS HERE TO STAY - With employees working virtually from remote locations around the country or around the world, getting team members on the same page is not nearly as easy as it used to be.
  •   WORK AFTER COVID-19: KEEPING YOUR CULTURE SAFE - At the onset of COVID-19 — and as the required work-from-home and social distancing guidelines went into effect — dialogue as to how companies were planning their successful return to the office escalated.
  •   DEEP CLEANING IS THE NEW CLEANING - There is a difference between the word "sanitize" and "disinfect." It's a common mistake to use these terms interchangeably, but there's a critical difference.
  •   HYGIENE BECOMING MORE IMPORTANT IN THE WORKPLACE, SURVEY SHOWS - If there is some good news in the age of coronavirus, research from the Healthy hand-washing Survey shows during the past 11 years an increasing number of Americans are heeding the message about washing their hands to protect themselves from flu outbreaks.
  •   WILL SOCIAL DISTANCING MAKE WAY FOR WORKPLACE DISTANCING? - With an eye on the health, safety and welfare of their teams, and the need for distancing in mind, many businesses are likely to rethink their real estate and workplace strategies.
  •   FOCUSING ON NEEDS FOR THE NEW OFFICE 'NORMAL' - Open floor plans have been the preferred layout for office spaces in recent years, but the global health crisis has caused companies to reconsider the way workstations and collaboration areas are organized.
  •   OFFICE LIFE AFTER CORONAVIRUS WILL BE DRIVEN BY PROPINQUITY, OUR NATURAL HUMAN TENDENCY TO DEVELOP TIGHT INTERPERSONAL BONDS - The world of work we will return to after the Novel Coronavirus will be distinctly different from the one we recently left behind.
  •   SEVEN UNEXPECTED WAYS TO MAKE YOUR ONLINE MEETING MORE ENGAGING - It's not easy to keep participants engaged in meetings, even when you're sitting across the table from them.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - This month we look at two products that help make working at home better and more productive.

Workplaces Magazine - April, 2020

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: MY COOL LOFT APARTMENT NEAR BOULDER, COLORADO - For the past five years working with Bellow Press, I have written hundreds of stories about workspace design. I realized that my home offices over the years, while functional, were poorly designed and lacked the essential fundamentals a workspace needs.
  •   REMOTE WORKING: REPORT SHOWS WORK IS CHANGING BEFORE OUR EYES (AND LIKELY WON'T CHANGE BACK) - In a tracking survey of global corporate real estate professionals at large corporations conducted by CoreNet Global, the amount of respondents who say they now support a corporate mandate for remote work has nearly doubled in two weeks to 97 percent from 56 percent two weeks ago.
  •   FOR MANY, THE HOME IS NOW THE OFFICE - For the first time, many are leaving offices to work from home, and it can be a jarring experience trying to balance work with home.
  •   WORKING FROM HOME - "Working from Home" has never been more prominent in our vocabulary. Whether you are directed, volunteered or simply chose a full- or part-time at home work environment, not everyone is fully prepared for working outside the more traditional work spaces.
  •   WHEN WORKING FROM HOME, PHYSICAL TRANSITION IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG - We began 2020 with the same unbridled optimism with which most new years start. Then our world was unexpectedly turned upside down by coronavirus. In a matter of weeks, we went from a thriving economy, and record low unemployment and vacancy rates in the U.S., to a world nearly shut down by a global pandemic.
  •   IN UNCERTAIN TIMES, EASE YOUR EMOTIONS AT WORK AND AT HOME - Living in Spain and being hundreds of miles away from my family has made it harder, especially after they imposed the national lockdown.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - A review of some products that help make working at home a bit easier and more productive.
  •   INSIGHTS FROM 140+ REMOTE TEAMS AND COMPANIES ON HOW TO INTEGRATE, MANAGE AND COMMUNICATE REMOTELY - To help contain the spread of COVID-19, remote work has been advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and companies worldwide across all industries and sizes have implemented working from home as a temporary workplace policy.

Workplaces Magazine - March, 2020

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: Engine Shed, Station Approach, Temple Meads, Bristol, U.K. - Engine Shed is one of the most dynamic coworking centers we've ever set foot in. It is buzzing with activity and creativity rarely found in coworking locations nowadays. It acts in precisely the way a coworking facility should — by serendipitously connecting people, leading to potential business growth and expansion.
  •   30% OF MEETINGS NEVER HAPPEN, AND IT'S COSTING BUSINESS BIG - New research by Norwegian meetings tech provider Synergy SKY reveals regularly missed meetings are costing employers huge sums of cash globally due to the sheer number of meeting rooms being booked by workers that no one turns up to use.
  •   GENSLER CHICAGO OFFICE SPARKS SOME OF WORLD'S MOST CREATIVE PROJECTS - The global design firm creates many workplaces for its customers around the world, which locally include the revamp of the Willis Tower and Old Chicago Post Office, to name just a couple.
  •   "THE GUYS MISSED OUT" — DESIGN PROFESSIONALS WEIGH IN ON GENDER EQUALITY - Women in the design industry are continuing to rise in rank and not just for the sake of improving statistics or one-upping the men, but because they are pushing themselves to be better, more confident and heard.
  •   HOME IS WHERE THE WORK IS: THE BLURRING OF THE WORKPLACE AND THE HOUSEHOLD - The purposeful melding of the household and the office, if employed correctly, enables us to enjoy the rewards of both.
  •   FIVE AMENITIES THAT WILL IMPRESS TENANTS - Commercial building amenities in the 21st century are wildly different than the sundry shop and a shoeshine stand of yesteryear.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you and your workplace.
  •   FIVE ESSENTIALS FOR THE PERFECT WORKSTATION - For decades, office furniture was designed to be stationary and people were required to adjust their physical positions around the tools in their workstation. Ergonomists now know it's important for people to be able to move freely throughout the day to be healthy, comfortable and focused.
  •   NEARLY A QUARTER OF EMPLOYED AMERICANS SAY THEIR ORGANIZATION HAS ENOUGH TALENT, BUT IT DOESN'T ENABLE THEM TO DO THEIR JOB AS WELL AS THEY'D LIKE - College grads are more likely to feel their organization has the most talented people in the industry than those with some college.

Workplaces Magazine - February, 2020

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: RITZ-CARLTON ORLANDO GRANDE LAKES - Is it possible for a workplace to be less-than-stellar when staying at a place as nice as the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, and when the weather is miserable at home? Indeed it is. Chalk it up to another stay at a hotel that does little to help the business traveler.
  •   OFFICE ETIQUETTE SURVEY: BAD LANGUAGE, PETS, POLITICAL DÉCOR REMAIN BIGGEST OFFENSES - New research from global staffing firm Accountemps reveals some do's and don'ts for today's workplace. Staff shouldn't feel like they're walking on eggshells at work, but it's important to be respectful of others and ensure your actions don't cause a distraction or compromise your professional reputation.
  •   WORKPLACES COME ALIVE WITH SAGEGREENLIFE - Sagegreenlife is making it easy for offices and public spaces to go green by using technology that takes the guesswork out of watering and lighting. Sagegreenlife is making it easy for offices and public spaces to go green by using technology that takes the guesswork out of watering and lighting. The Chicago company's products aren't just designed to pretty up an office either.
  •   THE RISE OF MAKERSPACES - Makerspaces are unique because they foster skills in a diverse array of disciplines. They cater to everyone from casual hobbyists and weekend warriors to retired trades workers and budding entrepreneurs. Education is also a cornerstone, with everything from robotics classes for school kids to adult lessons on leatherworking.
  •   MANPOWERGROUP ON THE MOVE: PRESIDENT BECKY FRANKIEWICZ TALKS WORKPLACE EVOLUTION AND THE ART OF RETAINING TALENT - With a career touching on all aspects of leading several top-level companies, including PepsiCo/Quaker, Deloitte and Andersen Consulting, Becky Frankiewicz has seen the workplace change in a myriad of ways.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.

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.

Workplaces Magazine - November, 2019

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: MERCY HEALTH ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL ORTHOPEDIC FLOOR, GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN - Business travel takes me to many far-flung places, but rarely has it left me with a more frustrating and frightening "souvenir" than it did after a recent trip to China.
  •   FLEXJOBS SURVEY FINDS WANTING TO TRAVEL A SURPRISINGLY POPULAR MOTIVATOR FOR WHY MILLENNIALS WORK - According to a July 2019 FlexJobs survey, which included more than 1,600 millennials, travel is a surprisingly popular motivator for why millennials work.
  •   SMART FURNITURE – THE FUTURE IS HERE - Internet-connected furnishings tackle two common challenges in the workplace: employee productivity and well-being.
  •   WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR WORKPLACE? CREATE PLACES WHERE WORKERS CAN CONNECT FACE-TO-FACE - Gensler's recent research shows connecting face-to-face builds good relationships, speeds the flow of ideas, raises awareness between departments and bolsters information sharing.
  •   TEKNION'S HUB ALLOWS CLIENTS TO TEST DIFFERENT SETTINGS - The open office has led to many debates — and numerous studies which point out the strengths and weaknesses of it.
  •   GETTING COMFORTABLE -- COMPANIES COMBINE FORCES TO BRING NEXT GENERATION INTELLIGENCE INTO THE WORKPLACE - Comfy is a user-facing software platform that delivers enterprise-grade analytics on space utilization and building operations.
  •   VOCON COMPLETES DESIGN OF DROGA5'S NEW YORK HEADQUARTERS - Vocon has completed the design of three floors for Droga5, a New York City-based advertising agency.
  •   TO PROVE IT WORKS, ARCHITECT STUDIO MA BUILDS SUPER-GREEN HQ IN PHOENIX - "We believe in social equity, regenerative bioclimatic design and an ethos of architecture for everyone."
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.
  •   NEW GLOBAL WORKPLACE STUDY - Today's technology allows for space to be used more flexibly and for employees to work remotely.
  •   6 GUIDELINES FOR CREATING REAL CULTURE CHANGE - For many organizations, a cultural transformation is what they need to make the leap from good to great.
  •   HOW WOMEN CAN HELP CLOSE THE GENDER PAY GAP IN THEIR RESPECTIVE FIELDS - Even though women in professional fields make up the majority of the workforce, men occupy most of the leadership positions.

Workplaces Magazine - October, 2019

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: PUBLICUS LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas is known for gambling, shows and the night life. It also is known for huge and elaborate casinos with convention centers that bring in countless business travelers to attend shows and conventions.
  •   PRODUCTIVITY LOWERED BY BAD BEHAVIOR AT WORK, STUDY FINDS - The study, which surveyed adults ages 18 and over who are employed full or part time, examined how many workplace do's and don'ts are not always followed and how this affects workers' attitudes, their connectivity with colleagues and their work environment.
  •   CIFF SHANGHAI AND THE EAST DESIGN SHOW ASK THE QUESTION, DO WE STILL NEED A NEW CHAIR? - It has been said that a designer must design a chair in his or her lifetime.
  •   SPACESMITH COMPLETES HEADQUARTERS FOR GLOBAL FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY LEADER, MARKETAXESS, AT HUDSON YARDS - Reflecting the innovation and stature of MarketAxess, an international financial technology company, the 83,000-square-foot workplace in Manhattan supports a major rebranding for Spacesmith as it creates new, high performance workplaces designed for open communication, collaborative interaction and a launch pad for new product development.
  •   NEW REPORT FROM THE U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL SHOWS THAT CLIMATE ACTION REQUIRES PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST - The research suggests the simplest way to connect with others on the importance of the environment is to frame the conversation around people and the health, safety and well-being of their friends and families.
  •   ARTAIC TAKES OVER THE MOSAIC ART MARKET WITH BREAKTHROUGH ROBOTIC TECHNOLOGY - While travelling in Europe, Ted Acworth was charmed by ancient mosaic art he saw at museums and archaeological sites.
  •   PEACEFUL LIGHTING IMPROVES PATIENT OUTCOMES - New and old hospitals alike face the conundrum of providing equal access to light, observes David Navarrete, director of research initiatives for the manufacturer Sky Factory.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.

Workplaces Magazine - September, 2019

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN, LONDON - Getting work done on the road isn't easy, especially in an extremely busy London train station. On a recent business trip between London and Amsterdam, I needed to work while waiting for my Eurostar train. Sometimes you have to grab work time when and where you can. In this instance, it was Le Pain Quotidien, a bakery-restaurant group founded in Brussels in 1990 that has grown worldwide.
  •   JUST PROGRAM MEASURES SOCIAL EQUITY - Corporate social responsibility has always been a slippery term. It looks great on a mission statement, but companies often lack a way to measure the impact of this belief. Enter JUST, a disclosure tool offered by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). The voluntary transparency program helps businesses disclose and optimize policies that improve social equity and enhance employee engagement.
  •   A NEW COWORKING SPACE IN MINNEAPOLIS IS PROVIDING A SAFE AND INSPIRING ENVIRONMENT FOR WOMEN, NON-BINARY AND TRANS PEOPLE - When people walk into The Coven, whether it's for the first time or every morning when they come to work, they finally feel like they can be themselves. "Whether you're dressed to the nines, you're in your workout clothes, you're experimenting with your personality, this is a safe and welcoming space," said Erinn Farrell, chief creative officer at The Coven. "We welcome all versions of yourselves."
  •   PRIVACY UNDONE: MY REVOLT AGAINST THE 'OPEN OFFICE ENLIGHTENMENT' - The open office project was doomed from the start, beginning with the misguided assumptions being made about the generic office worker.
  •   HAPPINESS IS IN THE HUDDLE — EXPERTS WEIGH IN ON WHAT PRIVACY MEANS IN THE OFFICE THESE DAYS - Is there a privacy crisis in the office? Not necessarily, according to some experts. And is privacy even the right word? Maybe not. "Just like the phrase open layout, and its variations, it's an old term," said Samu Hällfors, cofounder of Framery in Finland. "It doesn't necessarily encompass exactly what we mean all the time. Same with work privacy — yes, we need spaces to speak in private, but it's more about the need to concentrate or the need for personal space. So, privacy is sort of a narrow term."
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.

Workplaces Magazine - August, 2019

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: DINER BETWEEN THE DAMS, CROTON, MICHIGAN - We used to talk about working vacations if that was somehow an anomaly; the rare occasion when we took a few days off and brought our laptops with us to work. Today, working vacations are the norm.
  •   WORKPLACE LIFE - A survey from CareerBuilder, a pioneer in talent acquisition media, technology and services, shows employees are split on how they feel about their current job.
  •   THE NEXT LEVEL OF EXECUTIVE OFFICES - Picture a stereotypical corner office. Especially in the movies, executive offices come in two flavors — traditional with wood paneling and dark leather or ultra-modern with chrome and glass. Both are always in a skyscraper with a million-dollar city view.
  •   HOW COWORKING CRACKED THE INDIAN MARKET - It began when Umang Sood decided he needed a nice place to work. As an investment banker, he'd been to some of the most dismal workplaces in India, where efficiency took precedence over employee well-being.
  •   CAPITAL ONE WORKPLACE SURVEY RESULTS - Work is hard and takes a toll on employees. That's why Capital One's Work Environment Survey shows that 87 percent of employees agree it's important that employers create spaces and programs to support mental health & wellbeing.
  •   COLOR TRENDS HAVE A COMPLEX LIFECYCLE AND THEIR ORIGIN MIGHT SURPRISE YOU - Color plays a huge role in the workplace. It influences our moods, our inspiration and our productivity.
  •   MUSIC AND THE WORKPLACE: HOW MUZAK, HEADPHONES AND NEUROSCIENTISTS AFFECT HOW YOU WORK - Despite Muzak Holding's convictions, Muzak lost its market momentum in the 1980s, and the unscientific methodology of its research was heavily criticized.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.
  •   THE LINK HOTEL & HUB CATERS TO MODERN BUSINESS TRAVELLER; REDEFINES THE FUTURE OF HOSPITALITY - The LINK Hotel caters to the future of hospitality with the introduction of self-service technology and a dedicated hub offering coworking spaces, a kitchen, a bar and entertainment.

Workplaces Magazine - July, 2019

  •   MORE PEOPLE ARE WORKING REMOTELY, AND IT'S TRANSFORMING OFFICE DESIGN - Working remotely is the new normal — and the increasing numbers of employees who work from home are, paradoxically, changing the nature of office design.
  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: HOLIDAY INN PARIS - NOTRE DAME IN THE LATIN QUARTER - I have been to France a few times for business, but never for pleasure. Although I have flown through Charles de Gaulle Airport on the way to somewhere else, I have never been able to spend any time visiting the City of Light. If you ever find yourself in Paris, or if you are close enough to jump on a train and spend a day or two there, do it and stay at the Holiday Inn at Notre Dame. You may just get a little work done while taking in the sights.
  •   CBRE PLANTS DEEP ROOTS IN THE CORE, ITS NEW AMSTERDAM HUB - Plants are everywhere, more than 900 of them throughout the space to give the open building a natural feel and to make the work-life connection for the staff, which is mostly young (the average age of a CBRE Amsterdam employee is 32 years old). The Core is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification for its sustainability efforts. Insights from CBRE's Healthy Offices research, which was conducted in collaboration with the University of Twente, were applied to create a healthy working environment.
  •   HIT THE ROOF - Need more space for employees but don't have room to expand? Head to the roof. Working outdoors allows employees to refresh and recharge without having to go offsite. But adding a relaxing patio or picnic area isn't always feasible, especially if your property is in a dense urban area or historic downtown. The only option is to go up. Here's a look at how some companies are transforming their roofs into an al fresco workspace.
  •   DESIGNING IN COMPLICATED TIMES: LIZ OGBU CALLS ON DESIGNERS TO CONSIDER CIVIC PROJECTS - A designer, urbanist, and social innovator, Ogbu is an expert on sustainable design and spatial innovation in challenged urban environments globally. She is founder and principal of Studio O, in San Francisco — a multidisciplinary innovation practice that uses the power of design to catalyze sustained social impact.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.
  •   CIFF SHANGHAI BRINGS RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DESIGN TOGETHER - CIFF happens twice a year with the fall edition combining both commercial and residential in one massive show. As we have seen in recent years, and as was evident at the latest NeoCon, the lines between the office and home furnishings are continuing to blur. Combining both of these markets in one show helps us see what is offered and how these markets can work together.

Workplaces Magazine - June, 2019

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: PASSENGER SEAT, 2019 MINI COOPER COUNTRYMAN - There's working "while" on the road and then there is working "on" the road — literally working while you are a passenger in a car. I found myself in that situation recently after attending a funeral in Port Huron, Michigan, a city about three hours from my home in Grand Rapids.
  •   STUDY SHOWS CULTURE MATTERS AT WORK - Speakap's latest study, "The Culture Factor: Improving Employee Loyalty & Relationships," found nearly 60 percent of the employees it surveyed would take a job at another company in exchange for a better company culture. The objective of the study was to understand elements impacting perception of culture within organizations, how companies communicate culture and change, and the impacts on employee satisfaction and retention.
  •   NOURISH EMPLOYEE INTERACTION WITH SNACK STATIONS - Looking for new ways to encourage your employees to mingle? Food-based amenities that go beyond free coffee and vending machines may be the answer. The resimercial trend of adding homey touches around the office is also placing new emphasis on kitchens and break rooms. You don't have to provide full catering to satisfy your workforce — a dedicated snack station can boost employee morale and spark new connections.
  •   HLW CREATES 'THE WORKSHOP' AS ITS LONDON HUB - Global architecture, interiors and design firm HLW has built a different kind of workshop in the heart of London that holds onto the historical vision of a space where work, collaboration and "tools" are used, but without all the grease and grime. Its London hub, The Workshop at Lonsdale Square between Angel and Islington, is a marvel of adaptive space reuse and a hive of energy and creativity.
  •   PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS FOR NEOCON 2019 - A first look at some of the major new products that will be introduced during NeoCon 2019 in Chicago this month. When you hear the word "NeoCon," it might not mean anything to you other than a shortened version of "neoconservative." But to those in the office interiors industry, it has a whole different meaning. It is the industry's major event, held in Chicago each June at the Merchandise Mart, and it is a place where many new products that will change the way you work are introduced.
  •   THE COMMERCIAL DESIGN INDUSTRY IS CHANGING. WHY CAN'T THE STAFFING PROCESS TOO? - Job posting is an outdated process. The resume needs improving. Interviews must be more efficient. Whether you're searching for a job or recruiting talent, the process is changing at every level. Traditional strategies are evolving with technology, and brand building — among job seekers and employers — is more important than ever. These insights are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to staffing these days, according to Bryan Lake, associate partner with Sales Consultants of Grand Rapids in West Michigan.

Workplaces Magazine - May, 2019

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: SPENDID HOTEL & SPA, HOAN KIEM DISTRICT, HANOI, VIETNAM - My computer was open in the small breakfast room of the Splendid Hotel & Spa in Hanoi, Vietnam, but I was distracted by the warm breeze coming through the open window and the views of Hoàn Kiem Lake in the heart of the city.
  •   NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT FLEXIBLE WORKING IS NOW A TOP CONSIDERATION IN THE WAR FOR TALENT - Research conducted by IWG, a flexible workspace provider, shows 80 percent of workers in the U.S. would choose a job offering flexible working over a job that didn't offer it, and 30 percent of people value being able to choose their work location over an increase in vacation time.
  •   STAYING ACTIVE IN THE WORKPLACE: A LOOK AT HOW IT HAPPENS - Staying active in the workplace depends a lot on the workplace itself. If you happen to be an NBA referee, for example, staying active probably isn’t that difficult. Activity depends a lot on the job you do and the “office” you work in, no matter how non-traditional.
  •   THE THREE COMPONENTS OF SUCCESSFULLY USING HUMOR IN THE WORKPLACE - Fifty-two percent of Americans are unsatisfied with their jobs and more than three-quarters say they would relocate if it meant better vibes at work. What most people don’t realize is using humor in workplace is an individual choice you make every single day. You are responsible for your own job satisfaction. And if you choose humor, you will be more productive, less stressed and happier.
  •   REIMAGINE YOUR LOBBY - Lobby design goes beyond specific furniture or lighting. It is the cumulative effect conveyed by finishes, colors, branded elements and even art. First impression and last impression — lobbies are the gatekeeper of your company image.
  •   A WHIMSICAL AND HEALTHY RENOVATION AT SIGHTBOX HEADQUARTERS - A design with a more holistic integrated approach, with the end-user experience in mind, was what inspired her to move her career into designing healthy and sustainable facilities.
  •   SHAW CREATE CENTRE SETS NEW STANDARD FOR WORKPLACE DESIGN - With a focus on current and future employees, plus clients and industry partners, the Create Centre boasts a concept strategically designed with productivity and well-being in mind.
  •   DEALING WITH ANGER IN THE WORKPLACE - We've all had bad days in the workplace. After all, we're only human. Whether it's frustration on a project with fellow team members, a client or career advancement, feelings of anger can emerge. How each employee and management handles these emotions is critical to every individual's and organization's long-term success.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.
  •   CIFF CONTINUES TO INCREASE IN SIZE AND RELEVANCE - In the contract furniture industry a few shows stand out in scope and importance. Each requires the industry to take notice, each fits in its own niche, and each is important for the industry, albeit for different reasons. Manufacturers such as Merryfair, UE Chairs, USENA and Sunon are only a few of the manufacturers showing at CIFF who produce comfortable, high quality, originally designed and affordable task chairs. These chairs would be welcomed into any office around the globe. (By the way, Merryfair is showing at NeoCon this year).

Workplaces Magazine - April, 2019

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: J.CO DONUTS & COFFEE, HONG KONG - Space is at a premium in Hong Kong, to say the least. I've stayed in hotel rooms in the city where there literally is enough room for a single suitcase and the queen-sized bed. That's it. So when you get a little room here to spread out and work, it is welcome, to say the least.
  •   STUDY FINDS TEXTING REPLACES VOICEMAILS IN THE OFFICE - Much like the telephone transformed the way people communicated, texting is rewriting rules and creating its own etiquette as the communication method of choice for the modern age.
  •   WHAT DOES 'ACTIVE' REALLY MEAN IN THE WORKPLACE - Defining what makes a workplace "active" is nearly as difficult as defining work itself. The squishy concept means different things to different people. We can begin to get to a definition if we start by outlining the term "active workplace" in general terms and figuring out what it is not.
  •   STRESS AND ANXIETY LEAD TO BAD DECISIONS, AVOID THIS BY RELYING ON YOUR TEAM - The symptoms of burnout include medically diagnosed stress, anxiety, bad decisions, isolation and self-reported fatigue that have been studied extensively.
  •   CREATE QUIET ZONES WITH FURNITURE - The open office has become both a symbol of workplace progressivism and scornful disdain.
  •   AGEISM IS PREVALENT IN THE WORKPLACE, BUT ONE GROUP HAS A SURPRISING ADVANTAGE - According to a recent analysis conducted by ProPublica and the Urban Institute, employment becomes increasingly precarious as workers age.
  •   HEALTHY INTERNAL CULTURE: A TOOL FOR SOCIAL AND MORAL INCENTIVES - The idea of integrating fitness into the workplace is not a new concept. The image of the cubicle-oriented office is shifting, and what we're seeing is likely just the beginning of systemic change.
  •   UPDATING OUR WORK ENVIRONMENTS MEANS OUR SAFETY TRAINING TECHNIQUES - As we see the infusion of residential living spaces into the workplace, it seems the lessons learned regarding ergonomics from years past are being ignored.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.
  •   WHO WAS MILTON MOSKOWITZ AND WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? - Moskowitz is the co-creator of the list "Best Places to Work." According to his obituary in the New York Times, he and his colleague, Robert Levering, spent more than a year traveling the country and interviewing hundreds of workers in dozens of cities to compile their results in the 1984 bestselling book "The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America."

Workplaces Magazine - March, 2019

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: THE TEA LOUNGE, BRISTOL MARRIOTT ROYAL HOTEL - Most hotels don't make it easy for you to work. It's their job to give you a comfortable room, not a comfortable work environment. So when you find one that actually seems to care about the business traveler, it is worth noting and celebrating.
  •   NEARLY 15 PERCENT OF JOB SEEKERS USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO LAND A NEW JOB - Some social media platforms, including Facebook, are launching their own recruiting platforms for businesses. Recruiters can gather job applications, conduct interviews and even extend offers without leaving the platform. Online job boards have effectively replaced traditional job postings in newspapers.
  •   HOW THE RIGHT PRODUCTS AND SIMPLE ROUTINES CAN KEEP US ACTIVE IN OUR WORKSPACE - The modern workplace is a study in tensions. The majority of white collar workplaces require employees to be indoors, seated, and engaging with a laptop, desktop, or tablet for much of the day. The result is arguably an era of unprecedented “productivity,” but one that denies or diminishes the attendant health costs of a sedentary and all but immobile workforce.
  •   GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR DESIGNING INNOVATION SPACE - The contemporary manifestation of the quintessential “garage” spaces of early Silicon Valley lore means some early stage businesses or project divisions of larger organizations need to work in flexible and cost-effective settings where work activities are heavily focused on early stage development, proof-of-concept testing or prototyping. Organizational innovation doesn't always happen at breakthrough scale. It can often happen in small, incremental steps embedded in everyday workflow. A growing number of organizations adopt agile workflow methodologies in which tasks are divided into smaller work sprints and where teams are sometimes reorganized to align with workflow changes.
  •   EISNERAMPER AND FRANCIS CAUFFMAN ARCHITECTS TRANSFORM A HEADS-DOWN OFFICE INTO A COLLABORATIVE ONE - The FCA team kept its focus on an overall design to enable success in EisnerAmper's culture shift, with collaboration at the forefront. In an industry where most heads are down and focused on their screens, EisnerAmper — a full-service advisory and accounting firm — wanted a culture shift in its San Francisco headquarters office, so it hired Francis Cauffman Architects (FCA) to design a new office to facilitate rigorous collaboration within the company.
  •   6 TIPS FOR COWORKING FURNITURE - Coworking spaces shouldn't copy the same design as corporate settings. Uncomfortable furniture is a creativity killer in coworking spaces. Members are looking for a work environment that will spark their productivity. No one wants to tolerate furniture that causes aches and pains. Here are six tips to specify furnishings that are ergonomic and functional.
  •   THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY TURNS 90 AND IS CELEBRATING BY APPEALING FOR A COLLECTION OF WORDS AND PHRASES USED AT WORK - The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is celebrating 90 years since the completion of its first edition. As part of this celebration, it has put out an appeal for various words related to things such as regions in the U.S., youth slang, hobbies and words at work.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.

Workplaces Magazine - February, 2019

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: WORKSHOP 17, CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA - Think coworking is just for the expected major markets? Think again. Today I'm working in a hip coworking space in a less-than-expected location: Cape Town, South Africa.
  •   FLEXJOBS SURVEY FINDS OLDER WORKERS MORE LIKELY TO FREELANCE THAN MILLENNIALS - Based on this survey, the profile of the average worker who freelances as their sole source of income is a female Gen Xer working in the writing, marketing, editing and creative career fields, primarily for small companies and individuals, juggling two to three gigs at a time.
  •   THE FUTURE OF COWORKING - Blueprint Collaborative is an industry specific coworking space for construction, real estate, and design professionals. We sat down and talked with the founder and president, Brent Gibson, to get the inside scoop on the history of Blueprint and future of workspace design.
  •   BRITISH ENERGY COMPANY TURNS TO NOOK TO REDUCE FORMAL MEETING SPACES - When one of the largest energy companies in the world contacted Nook founder David O'Coimin to install some of his products in the company's massive campus outside of London, O'Coimin jumped at the chance.
  •   COWORKING FINDS NEW NICHE HOMES - Coworking is projected to grow globally to 5.1 million members in 2022, according to studies conducted by Small Business Labs.
  •   CO-CREATING WITH CUSTOMERS - Companies that operate in B2C markets have adopted a variety of spatial typologies to engage with customers and end users to develop products and a range of value chain solutions.
  •   NOISE PERSISTS AS TOP COWORKING DISTRACTION - Coworking spaces come in all sizes and types, but there's one common thread among them all: etiquette offenses. One would assume that adults — especially entrepreneurial adults, independent and responsible enough to work unsupervised and remotely — would know how to behave in a shared working environment. Yet, certain unruly behaviors persist in coworking spaces.
  •   A SPOTLIGHT ON ACOUSTIC LIGHTING - Noise and poor lighting are two of the most pervasive problems in the workplace. Both issues can drive workers to distraction on a daily basis.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.
  •   PAWTERNITY, NAP ROOMS, INTERNATIONAL RETREATS...THESE ARE THE EXOTIC NEW PERKS COMPANIES WILL BE OFFERING TO LURE CANDIDATES - Businesses are realizing if they want to keep employees, they have to offer people something they can use right now.
  •   FENG SHUI TIPS TO IMPROVE WORKPLACE - We spend so much time at our desk and in our office, it's important it is optimized for productivity and creativity.

Workplaces Magazine - December, 2018 & January, 2019

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: CHOO CHOO GRILL, GRAND RAPIDS - The Choo Choo Grill definitely bucks the trend found in major metro areas around the country where some restaurants are doing double duty as coworking spaces during the day before switching to serve diners at night.
  •   WORKSPACE OF THE FUTURE - The way business gets done is changing — the pace of technological innovation coupled with societal change is redefining enterprise technologies, architecture and processes. By 2020, 50 percent of the total Global workforce will be millennials; 40 percent of information will be stored or processed by cloud computing; and IoT will lead to more than 20 billion connected devices globally.
  •   WHY YOUR WORKPLACE NEEDS A WALKING PATH - One of most accessible and cost-effective forms of exercise to incorporate into the workplace is walking. Inactivity spanning our professional and personal lives is a leading culprit of many preventable health conditions. Embracing workplace wellness has benefits beyond lower insurance premiums though, such as fostering collaboration, creativity, and productivity.
  •   AGILE WORKFLOW INNOVATION AND THE SPACE THAT SUPPORTS IT - The word "agile" is heavily used in the practice of workplace design. Sometimes it's interchangeably used with terms like "flexible" and "mobile." Architects and designers use these words in their discussions around how to create workspace that responds to continuously shifting business needs.
  •   A GUIDE TO WORKING FROM HOME - If it seems like more people are working from home, it's because they are. Thanks to telecommuting technology and research from experts like Cornell University's Nicholas Bloom, companies are becoming more lax about location requirements. One of the best parts about working from home is the opportunity to create a comfortable and motivational workspace. But with great power comes great responsibility.
  •   CANCER DOESN'T MEAN THE END OF EMPLOYMENT - Working after a cancer diagnosis has a wide range of challenges. From choosing whether or not to disclose it to working out accommodations with an employer or experiencing discrimination, the fear of being treated differently is real and causes a lot of stress. According to statistics Cancer + Careers compiled through its research, 1.68 million people in the U.S are diagnosed with cancer each year. There are 15.5 million survivors currently, and with the advancement of technology and medicine, that number will continue to grow.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.
  •   CIFF RE-INVENTED FOR 2019 - Once primarily for Chinese professionals, the platform has come to include a growing number of international attendees and buyers. Out of CIFF's 200,000 visitors and professionals, 30,000 come from outside of China, which is more than any other Chinese fair or show. The very best in Chinese design and quality and the most sought after products will be on display.

Workplaces Magazine - November, 2018

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: HILTON COLOGNE, GERMANY - It was a horrible stay. Overpriced and with spotty service and amenities, the Hilton Cologne has a lot to work on when it comes to business travelers. Since I'm not loyal to any hotel chain, I can chose to stay at a different property next time I'm in Cologne. I feel sorry for the business traveler who is tied to the Hilton brand and has to stay there.
  •   NEW AI TECHNOLOGY AMPLIFIES THE INTELLIGENCE OF BUSINESS TEAMS - A new study by California Polytechnic State University and Unanimous AI shows business teams, when connected by AI algorithms that enable them to make decisions together as a "hive mind," achieved significantly higher accuracy on a standard intelligence test than individuals alone.
  •   SOFT LAUNCH - As we dream up big ideas, we get stymied by one very important reality: software developments move quickly.
  •   FORGE ACHIEVES THE (NEAR) IMPOSSIBLE: DESIGNING FOR EVOLVING TECHNOLOGY - Much is made of office design in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've all seen stories about amenities that would make a five-star hotel blush, the pingpong tables and offices that get from floor to floor seemingly using chutes and ladders.
  •   NAVIGATING THE BIG D - How one company believes it's getting diversity right. Business buzzwords come and go, but there's one word that really means something to tech company Scalable Press: Diversity. It's not because it's popular, though, it's because it's right for workplace teams and right for a company's bottom line.
  •   AI SET TO PROFOUNDLY AFFECT THE WORKPLACE - This kind of change is already evident in warehouses and distribution centers, where robots handle much of the work us mere mortals did, with human assistance only used to oversee and intervene in the rare instance when something goes wrong.
  •   AUGMENTED REALITY UNLOCKS VISUALIZATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONTRACT FURNITURE - Designers use AR to take their clients into a space and feel what it's like.
  •   COWORKING AS INNOVATION SPACE - Many of today's most progressive workplace designs resemble the coworking typology of amenity-rich space with a mix of settings and vice versa.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.
  •   FURNITURE, AUGMENTED REALITY IS A MATCH MADE IN DESIGN HEAVEN - The smartphone app allows consumers to transport the SIXINCH products directly into their physical world, making the buying experience more convenient.

Workplaces Magazine - October, 2018

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: BUSINESS CLASS SEAT, TRAIN G1, BEIJING TO SHANGHAI - Let's face it: Most of us can't afford to fly business class. It is triple the price on domestic legs and can be 10 times as expensive on international flights. Sure, if we travel a lot, we might get bumped up to business class, but very few can actually afford to pay for it out of pocket. But when traveling on China's high-speed train system, riding in a business class seat is an affordable option, and one that will dramatically increase your productivity if you are trying to work.
  •   APA ANNOUNCES EMPLOYERS FOR 2018 PSYCHOLOGICALLY HEALTHY WORKPLACE HONORS - Nonprofit, for-profit and governmental institutions of all sizes received the designation for implementing workplace practices that psychological research has shown promotes employee well-being and positive organizational outcomes.
  •   HOW A PRODUCTIVE SIDE HUSTLE CAN INCREASE SELF-AWARENESS (AND INCOME) - According to CNBC, more than half of millennials have a side hustle. Nearly 40% of Americans as a whole have side hustles, while 11% have a side hustle that they work every week; most work it less frequently.
  •   WHEN YOUR OFFICE IS A KITCHEN: THE HATCHERY PROVIDES FOOD AND BEVERAGE ENTREPRENEURS THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO SUCCEED - The Hatchery Chicago, located in the neighborhood of Garfield Park, is one example of a nonprofit venture that enables local entrepreneurs to build and grow successful businesses in an affordable space to incubate their ideas which will help generate additional economic growth and new job opportunities.
  •   INVESTING IN THE WORKPLACE: WHY PLACE MATTERS MORE THAN YOU THINK - Attraction and retention: 18-25 year-olds view the office as an extension of their home life. For millennials, the ratings of a company's attraction/retention capability are almost three times higher when the workplace is efficient. Additionally, 64 percent of business owners report flexible, mobile and remote work options have assisted them in hiring or retaining key employees.
  •   SIX IDEAS TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE WAYFINDING - Airports, transit hubs, college campuses and convention centers all require effective wayfinding yet don't typically cause the same levels of consternation as a hospital.
  •   SPACES FOR INNOVATION - A PRIMER FOR ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS - History is full of stories about great ideas emerging from garages, labs, "skunkworks" and other out-of-the-way places.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for the workplace.
  •   CIFF SHANGHAI: CHINESE FURNITURE TURNS THE CORNER TOWARD ORIGINAL DESIGNS - The Chinese are realizing they need to take the next step and create original designs.

Workplaces Magazine - September, 2018

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: BELLAGIO'S PATTISSERIE - I had heard good things about the Bellagio Conservatory Botanical Gardens, so with a renewed determination I decided to check it out since it was only across the street. The gardens are beautiful, and I would recommend a visit but it definitely is not a place to get any work done — there is no place to sit. Undeterred, I decided I would check out the rest of the Bellagio to see if I could find a quiet corner.
  •   THE NEW AGE OF CALL CENTERS: SO FUN, WORKERS CONSIDER IT A CAREER - Bryce Maddock and Jasper Weir did not grow up "dying to revolutionize the call center industry," said Jarrod Johnson, chief customer officer of TaskUs. Yet, the pair inadvertently did just that, and the Santa Monica, California-based TaskUs has become the ultimate millennial office space, catapulting call center work out of dark, dingy cubicles into the hot jobs market.
  •   OFFICE PLANTS ARE MORE THAN DECORATION - Studies show plants can reduce absenteeism, make workplaces more attractive to potential hires, boost creativity and improve indoor air quality. Another benefit is adding a touch of coziness to an otherwise professional setting.
  •   LUXOR QUIETS THE OPEN PLAN OFFICE WITH HOST OF PRODUCTS - Open offices can help creativity, but workers also need space to get away from it all. That's where Luxor and the RECLAIM product come in. "Historically, there has been nothing in this (product) category at all," said Paul Roche, president. "There are a lot of stories in the media about the open office — whether it is a good thing or a bad thing. RECLAIM is the solution for the open office. With the open office, you get that communication and collaboration.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and test products for the workplace this month include the Charge Dock which is capable of charging six devices at once. Four cables on the front of the dock can be extended two feet from the station. A slight pull on the cord retracts it back into the dock's housing. Each of these four cables provide 2.4 amps for rapid charging. The G-Hold is a circular attachment approximately four-and-a-half inches in diameter that attaches to the back of the tablet. When folded flat it only protrudes about a quarter of an inch. When used, it allowed us to comfortably hold the tablet. Sensel Morph is a pressure-sensitive touchpad that gives users a choice of overlays so you can swap between video editing, painting, music creation, gaming, coding and other tasks. These are job-specific overlays — sold separately — designed to reduce keystrokes and other input hassles. We found they work very well for the specific tasks associated with them. The Todoist app takes you from overwhelmed to on top of it. Everything's organized and accounted for so you can make progress on the things important to you. Best of all, Todoist helps you easily prioritize your tasks and projects so you'll always know exactly what to work on next.
  •   SURVEY FINDS WORKING PARENTS RANK WORK-LIFE BALANCE AHEAD OF SALARY WHEN EVALUATING JOB PROSPECTS - Work-life balance rates are more important than salary when people are considering whether or not to take a job, according to a recent FlexJobs survey.

Workplaces Magazine - August, 2018

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK - Trade shows are designed to get people talking, not working. Yet there are times when work needs to get done, even in the most chaotic places. So, I was thankful to find the NookBar at Clerkenwell Design Week, a show organized to celebrate the best in design from around the world. It is a busy show with tens of thousands of visitors. That makes trying to find a quiet place to work or take a phone call a challenge. Luckily, I found the NookBar, a collection of Nooks being displayed at CDW.
  •   THE FUTURE OF WORK: INSIGHTS FROM THE FUTURE USERS OF WORKSPACE - The report focuses on interviews with 50 school children who were asked to share their ideas about the future of work. It's a bit of fun, but is also a fascinating and uncompromising (kids don't hold back) exploration into the future workplace, with all its possibilities.
  •   HOW HOSPITALITY VENUES ARE ADDING CO-WORKING TO THE MENU - As the benefits provided in co-working spaces continue to increase and be enhanced, the gourmet aspect — whether it's food or beverage — has always been one of the most socially engaging amenities to offer.
  •   FURNITURE THAT BURNS CALORIES - Sitting for long periods of time is an ingrained behavior at the office. Everywhere you look, desks, conference tables, lounge furniture and café booths invite users into a seated position. But the conversation around sitting has shifted, fueled by alarming headlines that claim sitting is on par with smoking.
  •   INVESTING IN WORKPLACE DESIGN - Building a space that is intentionally designed to bring people together, both physically and virtually, while enhancing the ability to share ideas and think creatively, is a source of continued innovation.
  •   LIGHT, WORK, SLEEP - FUTURE Designs explored the effects that light and sleep have on our wellness with a sleep experiment carried out over 24 hours during the week of the longest day of the year.
  •   WAKE-UP CALL: SLEEP DEFICIENCY COMES AT A GREAT COST TO BUSINESS - When it comes to work productivity, the significance of a good night's sleep is no joke. Insomnia costs U.S businesses more than $63 billion annually in absenteeism and reduced workplace productivity, according to a report by the National Safety Council, "Calculating the Cost of Poor Sleep." Approximately 70 percent of Americans report they routinely get insufficient sleep each night — less than six hours on average. It is estimated 50–70 million people in the U.S. are living with a sleep disorder.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and test products for the workplace this month include Amazon's Echo, CLEAR security system, KI's Impress Ultra and ESI's Lotus DX Sit to Stand desk riser.
  •   CIFF SHANGHAI 2018 BRINGS RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL TOGETHER - This edition will explore the topic "An Example of Global Home Life," which is fitting for what is taking place in the office and with more employees working from home.

Workplaces Magazine - July, 2018

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING - Last month I traveled to Bordeaux, France, a beautiful part of the world. I choose to arrive a couple of days early, giving me some time to recover from jet lag and do a little exploring over the weekend. I had also hoped to get some work done.
  •   5 ADVANTAGES OF A DIVERSE WORKPLACE NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT - When an organization embraces diversity and inclusion as an integral part of the fabric of the company, incredible cultural transformations take place.
  •   ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL - When designing physical spaces and products, we often think of ADA guidelines, which have greatly helped to make buildings accessible to those who use mobility devices.
  •   L.L. BEAN WANTS YOU TO BE AN 'OUTSIDER' AT WORK - It is the first-ever, outdoor co-working space, complete with individual workspaces, collaborative conference areas, cycling desks and outdoor team-building activities.
  •   WHY WORKING OUTSIDE IS COMPLETELY NATURAL - Businesses are starting to treat patios and courtyards as more than a landscaping area. These spots can be converted into a pleasant workspace for individuals, meetings and group collaboration. A natural setting can be a refreshing change of scenery that sparks a renewed sense of energy and drive.
  •   THE END OF THE TRADITIONAL 9-5? NEW STUDY FINDS 70 PERCENT OF US SKIP THE OFFICE TO WORK ELSEWHERE - More than two-thirds of global employees work remotely every week, and more than 50 percent do so for at least half of the week, heralding a major reassessment of corporate real estate, according to a comprehensive new global study.
  •   EUROPEANS VS NORTH AMERICANS, WHO HAS THE BEST WORK LIFE BALANCE? - How many hours a week do most people work? Who stays the longest with their employer? The French, Italians, Americans, Turkish?
  •   ICONIC OFFICES: MAXIMIZED DESIGN. MAJOR BRAND IMPACT. - Maximalism has been defined as modern design's expressive side, a style that allows greater freedom and opportunity for personal expression.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and test products for the workplace.
  •   WHAT NEOCON TAUGHT US ABOUT THE FUTURE WORKPLACE - NeoCon is formed around core showrooms, where individual companies selling office furniture, textiles and wallcoverings display their wares.

Workplaces Magazine - June, 2018

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: AMTRAK METROPOLITAN LOUNGE, CHICAGO - The Metropolitan Lounge was built with the business traveler in mind. The lounge has several areas of casual seating and plenty of outlets, plus Internet access is free and fast. Snacks and soft drinks are also free, and you can buy alcoholic drinks. Televisions show local news and newspapers and magazines are available.
  •   THE FLEXIBLE UNIVERSITY WORKPLACE - Colleges and universities are the next in line to recognize the spaces they provide often don't support the work to be done, are not financially feasible in the long-term, are not environmentally sustainable and can inhibit the core activities for which a campus exists — interaction among students, faculty and staff.
  •   CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD - SPACE MATTERS - In the face of the tightest labor market in approximately 18 years, corporate occupiers are highly focused on talent acquisition and retention. Results of a recent research survey conducted by Cushman & Wakefield and CoreNet Global, entitled What Occupiers Want, reveal that finding and keeping top talent is the number one challenge for global organizations.
  •   CATCHING A FEW Zs IN THE OFFICE - Catching a few zzz's while on the clock may no longer be a fireable offense. The stigma of napping during work hours is starting to take a back seat to science. Companies striving for a workplace that promotes happiness and health are beginning to realize sleep is just as essential to well-being as nutrition or fitness.
  •   HOW A NEIGHBORHOOD IN LONDON SETS THE TONE FOR THE WAY WE WORK - The thought that goes into office design spans the knowledge of any industry. What surrounds you in the office is an amalgamation of furniture, lighting, paint, carpet, fabric and supplies that creates a space, but also includes a huge helping of creativity. That's what makes Clerkenwell Design Week so important and unlike any furniture-related event in the world.
  •   THE ART OF BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS AND HOW TO CULTIVATE GOOD CHEMISTRY - When it comes to teamwork in the office, sometimes, with personality conflicts and varying work styles hindering company morale and disrupting productivity, little work actually gets done. Don't you wish there was a magic remedy for improving team potential in the office?
  •   REMOTE.CO DELIVERS INSIGHT INTO HOW TO OPTIMIZE REMOTE WORK - Is remote work from the home office changing our perspective on work for the better or challenging traditional office norms?
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - This month we take a look at a few products that will be hits at the upcoming NeoCon show in Chicago.
  •   AGGRESSION AT WORK CAN LEAD TO 'VICIOUS CIRCLE' OF MISCONDUCT - Workplace aggression is a significant issue, particularly in the health-care sector where nurses can be targeted by their colleagues and co-workers through bullying and by patients and their relatives through third-party aggression. While workplace aggression has been examined in relation to the health-related consequences for victims, less is known about the possible negative impact it may have on their behavior at work.

Workplaces Magazine - May, 2018

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING - How do you rate a working experience in a space not really meant for it? On a recent business trip to Charleston I stayed in room 439 at the Charleston Harbor Resort, a mostly pleasant experience in a relatively nice room. If you are anything like me, no matter where you are traveling for business, you have to get some work done.
  •   FLEXIBLE SERVICES - Who cares about workplace services? Well, at a minimum, the 10,877 people who have it in their job title on LinkedIn right now. Or perhaps any employer who's motivated by Glassdoor's recent finding that 79 percent of employees would choose engaging benefits over a pay raise. Or perhaps any member or provider of co-working space, which now makes up 37 percent of office space in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco, according to the Instant Group.
  •   GRAPHENE: A MATERIAL FOR THE FUTURE - Graphene is a very thin layer of carbon. Graphene is transparent, incredibly thin, and is the strongest material known to science and we are just now starting to tap in to its seemingly unending list of capabilities.
  •   TWO NEW CHAIRS THAT COULD CHANGE THE WAY YOU WORK - Sculptural, sleek, sexy. Not words often associated with office furniture. But two of the largest furniture makers in the world recently introduced new chairs that fit the bill. They also will change the way you work, adding some much needed comfort to the office. In the last few weeks, both Steelcase and Herman Miller launched new chairs that will sit in an office near you very soon. Both Steelcase's new SILQ chair and Herman Miller's Cosm are getting solid initial reviews.
  •   HOW CIRCADIAN LIGHTING BOOSTS PRODUCTIVITY - The average workplace is awash in illumination from overhead fixtures, wall sconces, task lamps and computer and device screens. But with respect to Mr. Edison, there's a growing field of evidence that shows exposure to electric light at all hours of the day has far-reaching consequences that interfere with health, productivity and creativity.
  •   WORKPLACE SEATING: IT'S ALL ABOUT 'HABITATS' - When it comes to specifying seating for the workplace, Boss Design offers a strong collection of options suitable for the six workplace "habitats" identified by the company.
  •   LECTRA CHANGES THE WAY MACHINES WORK TO IMPROVE HOW YOU WORK - Many observers believe we are on the cusp of a new industrial revolution, commonly referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - The latest and greatest, and not so great products reviewed.
  •   WHY ALLOWING EMPLOYEES TO WORK REMOTELY FACILITATES ORGANIZATIONAL GROWTH - Technology offers the benefit of allowing your employees to work remotely, either on a regular basis or whenever the need arises. But did you know working remotely can actually make your employees happier and more productive?
  •   CIFF FOCUSED ON INTELLIGENT OFFICE, THE ELDERLY AND BETTERING WORKERS - Attendees continued to see higher quality products, particularly with the task chair.

Workplaces Magazine - April, 2018

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING - What I found: Is there a more welcome oasis in the world than an airline lounge after a grueling 14 hour flight? I don't think so. So excuse me if this review is a bit skewed by jet lag. Travel is no excuse for not working, so it is nice to have a well organized, comfortable space to crack open a laptop and get plugged in after a half a day of being disconnected. The Korean Air Lounge is a great place to do just that if you are facing a layover at this busy airport that feels more like a high end shopping center than a transfer point for travelers.
  •   FLEXIBLE ORGANIZATIONS - At a time when there is so much change and so many competing needs, everyone is seeking the ability to adapt to and accommodate change. That's why today, every employee and every organization needs a flexible workplace.
  •   REDEFINING DESIGN - Absolute 47 Aims to Turn Traditional Meeting Spaces into Something Inspiring: Forgoing drab cubicles and hotel conference rooms, Absolute 47's new namesake meeting space is all-inclusive with amenities and immersive experiences that seamlessly infuse state-of-the-art office and ultra-modern collaborative technology.
  •   BLUEPRINT + CO. BRINGS CLASS TO COWORKING IN NYC - Step inside the Midtown Manhattan space, and you can feel this is a different co-working experience.
  •   COVER: THE SPARK THAT LIFTS VARIDESK - With the ProDesk 60 Electric, you can go from sitting to standing with the touch of a button.
  •   A PEEK INSIDE HERMAN MILLER'S NYC FLAGSHIP - The store occupies 6,000 square feet on the first and second floors of Herman Miller's multilevel presence at 251 Park Avenue South in Manhattan.
  •   WOMEN AT MEADOWS RESHAPE WORKPLACE IN NYC - It is a stunning transformation at the dealership, which has been around for 50 years and has grown into one of Haworth's largest aligned dealers. It's also a testament to the all-female leadership team that is, to put it mildly, tenaciously driven.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - The latest and greatest, and not so great products reviewed.
  •   JLL'S JUST RELEASED U.S. AND CANADA FIT OUT GUIDE - A reference guide that provides average costs to build out three different office layouts in the United States and Canada.
  •   HOW TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN GREAT EMPLOYEES - Small businesses face a common challenge. According to the 2018 Goldman Sachs "10,000 Small Businesses Summit report," 70 percent of small businesses struggle to find and retain skilled talent. At that rate, this issue is nearly a pandemic among small businesses.

Workplaces Magazine - March, 2018

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING - The West Side of Grand Rapids is this hot city's hottest neighborhood right now, turning a working class section of Furniture City into a hipster heaven. When people talked about work on the West Side of Grand Rapids, it historically meant building things in factories along the west bank of the Grand River. Today, the neighborhood is increasingly attracting a new, young, high-tech group of residents and workers, some of them nomads who need a place to work. Enter Corridor Coffee, a new space in one of the neighborhood's historic buildings. As some coffee shops try to dissuade mobile workers from planting themselves in a space for hours at a time (while only spending $5 on a cup of coffee), Corridor Coffee provides a welcome and (mostly) well-equipped space to work.
  •   HOW CAN YOU MAKE SPACE TRULY FLEXIBLE? - Every employee and every organization needs a flexible workplace. So much is changing, and there are so many competing needs, the ability to adapt to and accommodate change has become foremost. Space needs to be flexible for a variety of reasons. The workforce is more mobile, with 43 percent of U.S. workers working remotely at least part of the week, according to Gallup. Change and choice go together, and people want choices.
  •   BLOCKCHAIN: A LEDGER FOR BUSINESS - Concerned consumers want to understand the chain of custody that brings bananas to the store year-round. With an honest ledger, everyone would have access to the information they need.
  •   FLEXIBLE FUTURES: WORKSPACES OF 2030 - The world of work is undergoing a number of fundamental shifts that will have huge implications for every industry, market, region and working adult. We're seeing previously distinct aspects of life begin to overlap, with the boundaries between work, home, leisure, travel and family becoming increasingly blurred.
  •   RETHINK THE OFFICE KITCHEN - Kitchens with plentiful tables can be a space that hums with concentration and collaboration. Less formal than a conference room and more inviting than a work desk, cafe areas offer an alternative ambiance that has a homey feel.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - When it comes to an office chair, you don't want the kind that falls apart after a year or sends you on multiple visits to the chiropractor. You want a useful, comfortable, ergonomic chair. You can go to a big box office retailer and hope for the best. Or maybe you should consider the X-Chair.
  •   DRESSING FOR WORK MEANS UNDERSTANDING NEW NORMS - Dressing for work in the office looks much different today from 10 or 20 years ago. From business suits and high heels to hoodies and flip-flops, and everything in between, it can be challenging to know what's expected or allowed at work these days.

Workplaces Magazine - February, 2018

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING - Who wants to work in a mall? It could be easily argued a mall may be the least productive potential workplace. At a traditional mall, that would certainly be true, especially during the Christmas shopping rush. But when you are in downtown Los Angeles on a gloriously sunny day, and the mall is outdoors, there are worse places to set up your laptop prior to a meeting.
  •   FURNITURE SHOW IN CHINA OUTLINES FUTURE OF THE OFFICE - In a little less than two months, a furniture show in China will change your workplace and the way you work. It may not happen overnight, but the chairs, desks, ergonomic products and other furnishings shown there will reshape the way you work, improve your productivity, make you healthier and create a new look at your office.
  •   HOW WEWORK WILL DRIVE WORKPLACE INDUSTRY CHANGE IN 2018 - The most dramatic future innovation in this industry will likely come from process innovation, and no single company is defining the process innovation concept better than WeWork.
  •   COVER: THE RIVETER FOCUSES ON WOMEN AND WORK - While the rise of women-only workplaces has been a trend on the upswing in recent years (proliferated by spaces such as The Wing in NYC and Paper Dolls in Los Angeles), The Riveter is not only providing a supportive and inspiring place for women, it is also inviting men to the table — so to speak.
  •   HOW ARTS, CULTURE TURNED TO CUTTING EDGE FURNITURE: A CONVERSATION WITH KORAY MALHAN - Koray's own designs for Koleksiyon have gained wide notice for both the aesthetic and philosophical qualities undergirding them, as he has championed a dynamic and non-hierarchical design approach to the work environment.
  •   BOSS DESIGN HELPS WATES GROUP CONSOLIDATE LONDON OFFICE - When one of the UK's largest, privately owned construction, development and property services companies, the Wates Group, embarked on the refurbishment of its head office, it called upon Boss Design's expertise in workplace design solutions.
  •   UNDERSTANDING THE DECLINE OF WORKPLACE PROFESSIONALISM: IT'S NOBODY'S FAULT, IT'S EVERYONE'S FAULT - More and more, openly texting during meetings is considered OK. It has become common to see workers stroll in late to meetings with no apology. The office dress code seems to have gone from business casual to resort casual.
  •   EVERYONE NEEDS A FLEXIBLE WORKPLACE - Flexible work has been on a steady rise. Working remotely has risen from 9% to 37% over the last 20 years according to a 2016 University of Minnesota study.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Marcelo by National Office Furniture / Samsonite EzScan Computer Case / FITUEYES Clear Computer Monitor Riser / BUBM Travel Gadget Organizer Bag

Looking for previous editions of Business of Furniture and Workplaces Magazine?

Every previous edition is available online, anytime from 2016 onwards!

Business of Furniture and Workplaces Magazine are the go-to sources for keeping you informed about everything that is happening in the industry.

From trends that affect your bottom line, to new products that will help your customers work better, to stories that will help you run a better, more informed company.