It's 3:30 in the morning and your security company is calling. At best, it's a false alarm. At worst, the business you carefully built has gone up in flames. It's estimated that only 30% of small businesses have a disaster recovery plan in place, leaving roughly 70% of companies unprotected. A devastating event can be a setback that takes years to overcome and any head-start on rebuilding is invaluable in the critical months that follow.
First thing’s first. What is ergonomics? Ergonomics is the study of an individual’s efficiency in his or her working environment. Today, many furniture manufacturers and designers understand that they simply cannot have a one-size-fits-all approach to creating office furniture, especially when it comes to chairs. Because of that, many office chairs include ergonomic adjustments that enable them to be positioned to support a wide range of body types. So what ergonomic adjustments should you look for in your next ergonomic office chair? Read on to find out.
"What's in a chair? That which we call an office chair by any other name would feel as comfortable." Even though Shakespeare may not have frequented the modern office, he'd certainly have a lot to say about the properties of office chairs. Used in every workstation and conference room, finding the right chair requires a few calculated and careful considerations about the chair's construction. Every choice has its own set of benefits that can be combined to find your perfect fit.
We've all heard the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. One bed is too big, one bed is too small, and one bed is just right. Though there's a little less in common with bowls of porridge, there's no doubt about it-- the same can be said about office chairs. While you're on the hunt for the perfect fit, consider your stature and how a properly-sized chair can make every workday all the more comfortable. Whether you're papa bear, mama bear, baby bear, or the ever-picky Goldilocks herself, there's a seat for every size.
The waiting space in any healthcare facility serves many purposes – it establishes a first impression, it offers a place to rest and recharge and it offers patients the chance to connect with caregivers and others. Waiting spaces are valuable real estate and are often busy, so planners and facility managers need to determine how to get the best utilization from the space they have. There is often a temptation to cram in rows of ganged seating, with the mindset that more seats equals more use. In fact, this approach often leads to the opposite result! Why?
As inventive shapes and intriguing sizes have become more prevalent in the student desking market, the need for traditional student desks still remains. Take inspiration from the new and now classroom designs and enhance your everyday desks to improve productivity and increase student engagement in every learning environment.
With the NBF Signature Series, National Business Furniture strives to bring you furniture pieces not only of the best quality, but also of the best value. The Linear Collection from NBF Signature Series is no exception as it too delivers affordable prices, superior durability and exclusive design. Here are just some of the many benefits of the Linear Collection.
It's not often you'll need to redesign your office, so when you do get the opportunity, it's important to make it matter. According to a recent study, 76% of office workers between the ages of 18 and 34 and 55% between the ages of 35 and 54 say that design and aesthetics influence their impression of a company. Between creating an office that's beautiful, staying within your budget and getting everything done on time, redesigning office interiors can be a lot to take on. That's why we've created an exclusive line of office furniture that can do it all. Here are five reasons you should outfit your office with furniture from the NBF Signature Series collection.
With the need for stylish, versatile home office furniture rising to prominence, attending the High Point Furniture Market was a must for NBF's merchandising team. While some trends have been somewhat building in popularity for quite some time, many of these styles took a dramatic jump into the deep end. We're seeing a lot of styles that aren't just inspired by the leading designer's trends-- they've fully embraced all of the silhouettes and details that make these modern schemes look great.
Where you work is as unique to you as how you work. Sometimes, you might be stuck working with a little less real estate than what's ideal. These unique layouts pose interesting challenges with a lot of creative solutions that need a little extra thought, careful planning, and a selection of furniture that can make the most out of any situation.
Somewhat surprisingly, we discovered that 35% of people miss what their workspace used to look like. It's easy to assume that corporate offices are nothing but a series of cookie-cutter workstations, but the reality is that these spaces use design elements that are tried-and-true solutions for workday needs.
In today's world of small-space living and full households, it isn't the norm to have a dedicated home office. Especially for those who aren't planning on working remote for the long-haul, it's likely that your workspace is doing double-duty at least part-time. Not all "make it work" workspaces are created equal. As you find the perfect place for your WFH home base, consider the way that your physical area may impact your working hours.
When work makes its way into the living space, it starts to feel as if work is everywhere. We've always used the term "work/life balance" when evaluating the workplace. The same ideals still hold true, it's just that they're a little more difficult to conceptualize and enforce.
You can't be the best employee, colleague, or teammate if you're not operating at 100%. Being self-aware of self-care is the first step to being a productive, reliable person in every aspect of life. Especially in the workplace, everybody's job is important for the success of the greater organization. Taking time to fine-tune yourself is key to everybody's collected success.
They're cool! They're trendy! And most of all, they're healthy! Height-adjustable desks have seen a recent rise in popularity--pun intended--and they will only become more important as time goes on. The benefits of a standing-height desk are immeasurable, but everybody's stature and preference is a little bit different. It's easy to find the perfect in-between with a completely adjustable-height solution but finding the perfect desk has a lot of variables (and not just in height).
Of all the spaces that we occupy throughout the day, our workstations are the home base we return to between meetings, after a lunch break, and when we step into the office every morning. Inherently personal and fairly individual, these safe spaces now provide a heightened challenge for keeping each and every employee safe and secure.
Champion Chair has established itself as a leader in the healthcare furniture industry by focusing solely on creating top-performing recliners and sleepers for the medical sphere. This dedication to its niche audience has allowed Champion to make some of the best products in its field, providing satisfaction to customers in organizations both large and small.
When visitors enter your reception area, your space sets the tone for your entire office. Make sure that you're implementing safe social distancing, wayfinding, and spacing in order to maintain everybody's health and happiness.