Renew and Refresh Your Workspace - Elegant Solutions for Your Office

Renew and Refresh Your Workspace - Elegant Solutions for Your Office

Around this time of year, I always start thinking about redecorating my house - maybe paint a few rooms, redo the floors…..you get the idea. It’s also a great time to refresh your workspace and I have a quick and easy way to add a little character to your office.

Change your clocks! No, I don’t mean for daylight savings time. A lot of businesses have the same basic clocks on the walls. How about one with a little more style? Here are a few new items we’ve added this year:

What's New For 2019 - Breakroom Organization

What's New For 2019 - Breakroom Organization

t’s January - and you know what that means. New Year’s resolutions. The time of year when people vow to lose weight, exercise more, eat right and………….get organized. It’s also the time of year when I like to start showing you new products that will make your work life easier. Today we’ll kill two birds with one stone - figuratively, of course.

We all know that a happy employee is a productive employee - and most employees need their cup of coffee (or, if you’re me, hot chocolate) to get started in the morning.

Sit-to-Stand Furniture - Perch Chairs

Sit-to-Stand Furniture - Perch Chairs

Sit-to-stand furniture has been the hot thing in furniture for some time now - it's the "in" thing for healthy office environments and helping employees to be more active at work.  A sit-stand desk can be the perfect solution for someone with nagging back problems or circulation problems because it allows them to get up and stretch their legs and back while still being able to do their work.  Even if you don't have issues, it's still a good idea to change positions every so often and not stay seated all day long.

 

A Sophisticated Pen - the Sarasa Grand Gel Retractable Pen

A Sophisticated Pen - the Sarasa Grand Gel Retractable Pen

Are you looking for a sophisticated pen with a high-end style, but not the high-end price? You all know how much I love to play with writing instruments and this one came on my radar a few days ago. It’s called the Sarasa Grand Gel Retractable Pen and it’s made by Zebra Pen.

The Sarasa Grand is a metal pen - not cheap plastic - and it has significant weight to it, so it feels good in your hand. It comes in 3 barrel colors - gold, navy and rose gold.

Returns Are Now Online!

Returns Are Now Online!

Have you seen it? It’s AWESOME!

We’re pleased to announce another enhancement to our website - online returns! You asked if there was a way to submit a return request online and we heard you! It’s quick and easy - and it’s live now!

There are several ways to get to the return screen - I’ll show you two of them.

Keep Your Carpet Clean to Keep Your Office Healthy

Keep Your Carpet Clean to Keep Your Office Healthy

A number of studies have been done on the issue of whether carpeting is good or bad as a floor surface. Proponents note that it reduces noise levels, especially on open floor plans, and that it is aesthetically pleasing. Opponents say that it has an adverse effect on air quality and collects dust, dirt and allergens which then make people sick. You can read an interesting article on the debate here on the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s website.

Seasonal Affective Disorder in the Office

Seasonal Affective Disorder in the Office

My dad struggles every fall and winter when the days start getting shorter. He’s seriously influenced by the lack of sunlight and it takes a heavy toll on him. This condition is called Seasonal Affective Disorder. People who have it may feel unusually tired or sad and have a lack of drive or energy during the short winter days. Extreme cases can result in depression.3

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can occur in your office as well. Employees may lack energy and lose focus, even fall asleep at their desks. You may be wondering what can be done to offset this or prevent it altogether. I’m glad you asked because there are some relatively simple changes that can be made to help keep your employees cheery and productive.

Trivia Contest - Win a Prize!

Trivia Contest - Win a Prize!

It never ceases to amaze me how I can have 2000 channels on my cable service and there’s nothing good on to watch. Kind of makes me wish for the good ‘ol days.

Sometimes.

I know, I know - there are lots of reboots on right now to fulfill my yearning, but honestly, those shows have had their days in the sun. I prefer something new and original.

Having said that, I am feeling a bit nostalgic right now, so we’re going to go back in time. Today’s topic is:

80’s TV Trivia

Buying Guide: How to Choose a Headset

Buying Guide:  How to Choose a Headset

Ergonomics are frequently discussed in relation to workplace environments, as is productivity. Employers spend a significant amount of time and resources trying to revamp processes to make their employees more productive. For workers who spend a majority of their day on phone calls, a headset will address both issues. Working with your neck constantly tilted to the side, either on a shoulder rest or just cradling the phone between your neck and shoulder, is not good for you. And trying to take an order or type a message while on the phone without a headset results in a definite loss of speed and productivity.

Trends in Office Design

Trends in Office Design

Is your office space configured for maximum productivity? Do your employees have both the spaces and the tools necessary for creative collaboration? Is the space comfortable? Is it flexible? These are all questions to consider when evaluating your current work space. Companies spend time and money evaluating processes and procedures and trying to find best practices to move the company forward and make it the best it can be; the work environment also needs to be considered in those evaluations.