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Feb 12 2018
How to Divide Office Space on a Budget

| How To Instructions, Now Trending, Office Design, Problem Solutions

There are tons of benefits to be found in an open concept workspace, from increased collaboration between employees to maximized office space. One major drawback to the layout, however, is the increased level of audible and visual distraction that an open concept creates. Unfortunately, adding cubicles and sound-adsorbing wall tiles to the office can come with a heavy price tag. So how do you divide up an office to create more privacy and less distraction while also staying mindful of your business's budget? Here are some tips to help define your own space.


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Nov 14 2017
Study Hall Fridays: Introducing the Open Concept Workspace into Your Office

| Office Life, Problem Solutions

Whether you're trying to build morale among your employees or generate fresh, new ideas, getting co-workers across different departments together from time to time is the way to do it. Unfortunately, bringing everyone together is easier said than done. Too often co-workers get into the habit of only meeting with the people on their team or those who directly affect their output. To remedy this situation, employees at NBF recently implemented a new program called Study Hall Fridays.


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Nov 13 2017
10 Things You Can Do to Attract and Retain Millennial Talent

| Office Life, Problem Solutions

Millennials are the present and future of business in the United States, currently compromising the largest portion of the American workforce at about one third. While the need for hiring employees between the ages of 18 and 34 is undeniable, employers are finding a noticeable shift in what it takes to not only get millennials through the door, but to keep them working for the business in the long term. Gone are the baby boomer days of sticking with one company for an individual's entire career, but if you want to attract and retain millennial talent for as long as possible, consider these options.


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Nov 8 2017
How to Deduct Office Furniture from Your Taxes for 2017

| Office Life, Problem Solutions

Yes, you can deduct office furniture from your taxes! That new office furniture you bought in 2017 is tax deductible per Section 179 of the IRS tax code. Whether you redesigned your workspace earlier this year or are thinking about sneaking in a makeover before 2018 hits, here's everything you need to know about writing off business furniture on your 2017 taxes.


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Oct 4 2017
The Complete Guide to Desk Cleaning

| Furniture Maintenance, Office Desks, Office Organization, Problem Solutions

How do I clean my desk? Not all office desks are created equal, and you'll need to take the construction of yours into account before you jump into a potentially harmful cleaning routine. Read on for our recommendations for keeping your desk looking like new year after year.


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Sep 12 2017
Complete Guide to Active Seating

| Ergonomics, Office Chairs, Problem Solutions, Standing Desks

What is Active Seating? Active seating is a tool that allows you to move around while sitting. While you may have heard that sitting is the new smoking, what you may not know is that extended periods of standing also have their negative health effects. To combat this, we recommend keeping at least one type of active chair or stool at your desk to sit at when you aren’t standing or relaxing at work. Below you'll find some of the most popular types of active seating available.


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Aug 16 2017
Get the Look for Less: Private Office Design on a Budget

| Office Design, Problem Solutions

When it comes to your private office, it's important to create an air of professionalism that employees and co-workers can respect while still incorporating your own personality into the space. Unfortunately, this feat often comes with a lofty price tag. Whether in a corporate corner office or in the comfort of your own home, here are some tips for getting the look you want in your private office for a price you can afford. 


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Aug 7 2017
Veneer Or Laminate: Which Should I Choose?

| Office Desks, Problem Solutions

Years ago, in a much different environment than I work in now, a coworker said, "We spend more time with each other at work than we do with our families— I'm glad I like you guys." How true, I thought. I still think so today, in my corporate office environment. Unless you work with your spouse or teach in the school that your children attend, it is likely that you spend more waking hours in close contact with coworkers than with your family. Same goes for your office furniture. Even if you sit in the same spot on the couch at home to put your socks on in the morning and watch a show or two before the news at night, you still can't top the number of hours you sit in your office chair or use your desk or filing cabinet.


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Aug 1 2017
Get the Look for Less: Breakrooms on a Budget

| Breakrooms, Problem Solutions

Outfitting an office on a budget takes a lot of research and careful planning in order to secure the best deal while still getting what your business really needs. If it's a beautiful breakroom you're after, you'll be happy to learn that there are plenty of affordable options to choose from that will still leave your lunchroom looking sharp and professional. Read on to learn a little more about our recommendations for achieving an expensive look for less in your office's breakroom.


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July 26 2017
Office Desks for Two

| Office Design, Office Desks, Problem Solutions

Looking for an office desk built for two? No matter if you and your spouse want to work in your home office together or you need to save space in your small business any way you can, an office desk for 2 is an ideal option. Below you'll find some of our newest and best-selling T-shaped desks and dual workstations that will help you maximize your space while allowing every employee to work comfortably.


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July 12 2017
On Trend: Office Benching Pros and Cons

| Now Trending, Office Desks, Office Life, Problem Solutions

Whether you refer to it as a benching system or open concept office furniture, this type of desking has its benefits and drawbacks. Take a look at some of the top pros and cons to office benching to find out if this solution could be right for your office.


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May 30 2017
How to Get Work Done When Working in the Field

| Problem Solutions

If you’re constantly on the go, traveling and working in different places, you’ve probably been presented with the problem of how to work on your laptop in the car or in another unconventional place. Enter the Zepolla Innovations, LLC Utilishelf—your on-the-run desktop solution.


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May 2 2017
Best Office Chair Mats for Carpet

| Office Decor & Accessories, Problem Solutions

Office chairs can cause serious damage to carpets over time, and certain types of carpeting can make rolling around your workspace quite difficult. For these reasons, a chair mat is necessary, but not just any chair mat will do. Standard mats are made to be used on hard flooring, and this type of matting will slip and slide around when used over carpet. The solution? Low pile chair mats with grips for carpet.


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Apr 25 2017
How to Set Up an Open Office Fast

| Office Design, Office Desks, Problem Solutions

Whether your business is moving to a new building or you’re starting from scratch with a new startup company, furnishing a new office space is no simple feat. It’s easy to underestimate the amount of work and time it takes to select, ship and assemble new cubicle systems and open concept workstations. Fortunately, there are fast and easy solutions that make the process much easier. Here are some of the benefits of ordering furniture from the Open Plan Systems Lightning collection.


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Apr 18 2017
Whiteboards That Won't Stain or Ghost

| Furniture Materials, Office Design, Problem Solutions

Tired of dry erase boards that show the stains of every message its held before? Whether in a classroom or a conference room, whiteboards help relay notes and bring ideas to life. When writing on the board becomes impossible to read due to ghosting, dents and other damage, messages are lost and communication falls through. The solution? Glass markerboards.


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Apr 18 2017
Chair to Table Transfer for Assisted Living Residents

| Healthcare, Problem Solutions

If you’re working as a caretaker in a senior living or assisted living facility, then you’ve probably experienced the trials and errors that come with transporting residents from one place to another. Mealtimes and various leisurely activities often require scooting a resident’s chair from its pulled-out place into the table. But how do you safely transfer a resident with limited mobility from a wheelchair to a dining chair and then safely scoot that chair under the table without risking injury? That’s where the Comfor Tek Titan chairs come in handy.


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Apr 11 2017
How to Soundproof an Office

| Office Design, Problem Solutions

You may be asking yourself, "How do I soundproof my office?" We recommend using either modular fabric partitions or wall-mounted acoustic tiles to dampen the sound in your workspace. Read on to learn more about the ways acoustic wall tiles can bring about peace and quiet in your office.


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Apr 4 2017
How to Stay Active at Work without Leaving Your Desk

| Office Life, Problem Solutions, Standing Desks

By now we've all heard that sitting is the new smoking, but staying active at work is easier said than done in most offices. After all, what can you do when you're chained to your desk for 40 hours a week? The answer is that there's a lot you can do, and these are just a few of the tools that can help.


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Mar 21 2017
The Instant Office: Fast and Affordable Workstations

| Problem Solutions

Whether you've just moved to a new location or are making rapid increases to your company's staff, incorporating entire cubicles into an office in a fast and affordable manner is easier said than done. Each employee needs his or her own workstation, but with the high cost of most commercial grade furniture, it can be difficult to provide a complete work surface, storage unit, filing cabinet and privacy partitions without having to wait for an installer or paying a pretty penny to get the work done quickly. The solution? Meet the Officient Reveal Instant Office.


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Mar 14 2017
How Do I Get My Employees to Use Our Breakroom?

| Breakrooms, Problem Solutions

If you’re finding that your employee breakroom is underutilized, it could be because it’s seriously lacking an updated, modern look and the comforts of home that employees enjoy. Most employees spend their days staring at a computer screen, so when they take what is often their only break of the entire day, they want to be inspired, and that’s tough to do when you’re surrounded by blank walls and ugly furniture. Here are some things you can do to update your breakroom and boost employee morale.


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Mar 13 2017
How Often Should I Tighten My Chair Screws?

| 30 Second Office Tips, Furniture Maintenance, How To Instructions, Problem Solutions

The simple answer to this question is once every six months. Just like your car requires regular oil changes to keep it working its best, your office chair needs to have its screws tightened on a regular basis to keep it in tip-top condition and safe to use....

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Feb 21 2017
How Do I Incorporate More Standing Into My Work Day?

| Office Life, Problem Solutions

By now it’s fairly common knowledge that sitting at your desk for 40 hours a week isn’t doing your body any favors. So how can you make is easier to alternate between sitting and standing throughout your work day? The right standing desk could be just what you need.


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Feb 14 2017
How Can I Add More Privacy in My Open Office?

| Office Design, Office Life, Problem Solutions

Whether you’re an introvert by nature or you just need some peace and quiet to work on tedious projects from time to time, finding privacy in an open concept office is easier said than done. So how do you create a sense of privacy without building new walls in your office building?


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Feb 14 2017
How Can I Add More Privacy in My Open Office?

| Office Life, Problem Solutions

Whether you’re an introvert by nature or you just need some peace and quiet to work on tedious projects from time to time, finding privacy in an open concept office is easier said than done. So how do you create a sense of privacy without building new walls in your office building?


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Feb 7 2017
How Can I Warm Up at Work?

| Office Chairs, Office Life, Problem Solutions

Cold at work? There’s a reason for that. New studies show that most offices are devised to accommodate men, who often prefer colder temperatures at work. Fortunately, there’s an easy solution to this office conundrum—heated office chairs.


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Jan 31 2017
Problem: We Need More Seating for Our Training Room

| Conference Rooms, Problem Solutions

Large or small, training rooms need to have extra seating options nearby for the occasions when conferences need to house more people than usual. The problem? Storing additional chairs can be daunting since they can take up a lot of physical space in a room. Due to space constraints, many offices choose to simply not offer extra chairs for their training spaces, which can lead to standing-room-only situations in large conferences.


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Jan 24 2017
Problem: My Chair is Making Me Uncomfortable at Work

| Office Chairs, Problem Solutions

If you’re feeling discomfort in your back, neck or legs while you work, you probably have your office chair to blame. Good chair ergonomics are hugely important when it comes to your level of comfort at work, and the problem with that is that every person has different needs when it comes to keeping his or her body in the correct position as they sit. Although there is no one-size-fits-all solution to office chairs, ergonomic chairs that feature a lot of different adjustments come pretty close.


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Jan 17 2017
What to Do When Your Office Chair Just Doesn’t Fit

| Office Chairs, Problem Solutions

If you find yourself with your feet dangling off the ground or with not enough seat space to stay comfortable, it may be time for a different size office chair. Employees in most office settings are equipped with a standard size office chair which, to be fair, will accommodate the majority of people. But for those who do not fit within the realm of being 5’ 5” to 6’ 0” tall and weighing less than 250 pounds, it may be time for a new chair.


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Sep 8 2016
What Size Office Chair Should I Get?

| Office Seating, Problem Solutions

It’s a common misconception that office chairs come in a one-size-fits-all solution. On the contrary, task seating is designed to accommodate people of specific body types. Every individual is unique, so finding the correct chair for your body type is essential. Read on to determine what size chair will be best for you.


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Nov 12 2015
What is the Difference Between Standard, Counter Height and Bar Height Tables?

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Design, Office Tables, Problem Solutions

In short, the difference between standard, counter height and bar height tables is:


Standard Table Height is 28” – 30”H

Counter Height is 35” – 39”H

Bar Height is 41” – 43”H

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The Complete Guide to Desk Cleaning

| Furniture Maintenance, Office Desks, Office Organization, Problem Solutions

How do I clean my desk? Not all office desks are created equal, and you'll need to take the construction of yours into account before you jump into a potentially harmful cleaning routine. Read on for our recommendations for keeping your desk looking like new year after year.


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