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Is Your Workplace Productive? 4 Tips to Help Boost Office Productivity

Posted by StellaPop on Jan 29, 2019 11:43:02 AM

Whether you’re dealing with wall-to-wall cubicles, an open layout, or a combination of both, here are four ways to help boost office morale and improve employee productivity.

1. Keep meetings to a minimum

One of the biggest traps most workplaces fall into is the habit of scheduling too many meetings a week. To help solve this issue, some offices have started designating specific timeframes for meetings (say, between 10 AM and noon), while others simply schedule one meeting a week and cover as many topics as they can. A weekly office gathering can often help cover most of the upcoming issues in one setting, as well as offer a little insight into what everyone has planned for the week.

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Topics: Workplace Services, Management

Did You Draw the Short Straw? 7 Tips to Make Your Office Move Super Smooth

Posted by StellaPop on Oct 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Planning an office move is one of the most stressful tasks there is. Studies show that 80% of people who have the responsibility of moving a company leave their job within three years after the move is complete.  That’s a pretty startling statement, but it’s not surprising. So, if you're assigned the role of the chief mover, this one goes out to you. 

No matter how far the move or how big the organization, planning is critical. To help you get the most out of your move, here are six tips to help keep you calm, cool, and collected. That way, you can move your entire business without having to break a sweat.

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Topics: Workplace Services, Move Management

Workplace Amenities: What You Need to Provide for a Happy, Productive Workforce

Posted by Angie O'Grady on Oct 11, 2018 7:50:00 AM

Did you know that the average person spends about one-third of their life at work? Long gone are the days where employees were willing to work strict hours in one location that offered little to no perks. A one-pot coffee maker and water cooler will no longer fit the bill. Today, workers expect to have a more optimal workplace filled with amenities that promote wellness, happiness, and satisfaction.

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Topics: Human Resources, Workplace Services, Operations

Health as a Business Strategy: Wellness and Your Bottom Line

Posted by Angie O'Grady on Sep 18, 2018 3:05:22 PM

Employee health and wellbeing is critical to your business. But where corporate wellness initiatives began with efforts such as quitting smoking or weight loss, they've since shifted to something that affects all employees: the environment that they work in.

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Topics: Workplace Services, Management

How Office Design Influences Employee Recruitment and Retention

Posted by Angie O'Grady on Sep 12, 2018 8:54:06 AM

Meet the millennial Goldie Locks. She's got the cliche gold curls, and a master's degree that says she knows what she's doing. Her portfolio and resume look fantastic. During her interview, you could tell she'll be the perfect fit. 

Miss Locks is the best new talent in the business, and she's the one you want to hire. 

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Topics: Workplace Services

Technology in the Workplace: Tools to Create Productive, Pleasant Spaces

Posted by Christy Cooper on Aug 30, 2018 1:17:49 PM

It seems simple: The more technology continues to dominate our lives, the more it should be used to our advantage everywhere — including the workplace. But according to Capital One's Work Environment Survey, "82% of office professionals believe companies can't encourage innovation unless their workplace environment is innovative, and 63% feel innovation isn't reflected at all in their current workplace's design."

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Topics: Workplace Services, Operations

Trendsetter: Branding Your Office Space

Posted by Angie O'Grady on Aug 9, 2018 7:54:00 AM

 

When it comes to branding, today’s companies are thinking even bigger than ever. Environmental branding is becoming a trend as businesses realize that even their office space says something.

Stuff isn't just placed in an office just to fill space, it's there to tell a unique story, on a large and unique canvas.

But why would anyone even bother branding an office? The short answer is because it works. Branding your office space can have a significant impact on the success of your business.

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Topics: Branding, Workplace Services

Move-In Ready Space: A Cautionary Tale

Posted by Angie O'Grady on May 3, 2018 8:07:00 AM

 

Today, spec suites are the new darlings in luring tenants. But for building owners and commercial brokers, it can be a cautionary tale. The challenge is tenant expectations of “Move-In Ready” versus “Business-Ready.” Like fraternal twins, the terms are related but distinctively different.

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Topics: Workplace Services

Coworking: The Ultimate Guide to Succeeding In The Coworking Business

Posted by Angie O'Grady on Apr 12, 2018 7:35:00 AM

Everything you ever wanted to know about opening and managing a coworking space

There are almost 29 million small businesses in the US, 22 million of which are sole proprietor organizations with no employees other than the owner. And when you consider that 52% of these small businesses are run from home, there's a clear and growing market opportunity.

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Topics: Workplace Services, Coworking

Shared Office Space: Five Business Lessons From The C-Suite

Posted by Angie O'Grady on Feb 22, 2018 8:08:00 AM

 The world of office space has seen a whirlwind of change over the past 15 years. I’ve been at the executive-level of the shared office space industry, so I’ve seen a thing or two — and learned a thing or two. One key lesson I’ve taken away is the importance of striking a balance between staying ahead of the curve and continuing to observe tried-and-true business practices.

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Topics: Management Consulting, Workplace Services, Coworking

My 3 Key Takeaways From Global Workspaces Association's Coworking Conference

Posted by Angie O'Grady on Dec 7, 2017 10:35:39 AM
In November I went up to Brooklyn for the Global Workspaces Association Coworking Conference . This conference is where the best of the best in the coworking and office space sectors gather to exchange ideas and share expertise. I was invited to moderate a panel with some of the leaders in coworking to understand best where coworking is going as innovation continues to accelerate.
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Topics: Workplace Services, Coworking

Enterprise Coworking: How To Build It For Your Organization

Posted by Angie O'Grady on Nov 23, 2017 7:31:00 AM

Good things come to those who collaborate. Which is why businesses are breaking out of their partitioned cubicles or their cavernous, open-plan workspaces. They're turning instead to the collaborative coworking space.

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Topics: Workplace Services

Creating a Dynamic Workplace Strategy for Your Company

Posted by Angie O'Grady on Sep 19, 2017 2:02:00 PM

The Advantages of a Dynamic Turnkey...

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Topics: Workplace Services, Move Management

How to Manage Office Moves

Posted by Angie O'Grady on Sep 19, 2017 9:14:00 AM

It happened sooner than you expected. You’ve outgrown your current workplace and it’s time to set up shop somewhere new. It’s a brand new era for your business, but it’s also a logistical challenge.

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Topics: Workplace Services, Move Management

Today's Office Trends — Turnkey

Posted by Christy Cooper on Aug 29, 2017 11:04:00 AM

Turnkey – A New Approach to Workplace Strategy

What is a workplace strategy? Put simply, it’s the process of considering the factors, requirements, data, and other evidence – to improve and optimize the performance of a company. 

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Topics: Workplace Services

Here's How Millennials Are Driving Office Space Design

Posted by Christy Cooper on Jul 25, 2017 11:01:00 AM

The Rise of the Millennials

The workplace landscape is changing. Millennials (anyone born after the year 1980 to about the early 2000s), are establishing themselves in the workforce.  They number about 92 million in the U.S. and their mentality is quite distinct from their Baby Boomer (people born between 1946 and 1964) and Generation X (born between 1965 and 1979) counterparts.

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Topics: Workplace Services

The Science of Smart Buildings

Posted by Christy Cooper on May 30, 2017 9:05:00 AM

 

You’ve heard the term “Smart Buildings” before and perhaps have a general understanding of what makes a building smart. What you may not know is that smart buildings can boost employee productivity and support new standards for workplace design and strategy.

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Topics: Workplace Services

5 Ways Move Management Builds Broker Business

Posted by Christy Cooper on Apr 11, 2017 9:52:48 AM

As a commercial real estate broker, you’re always looking for ways to enhance and evolve your business. A smart choice is relocation services or what many now called "Move Management." It’s an in-demand industry that can empower financial and professional growth for your commercial brokerage.

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Topics: Workplace Services, Move Management

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