Marcello fell in love with our Indiana executive desk and wanted it for his law office. He wanted something modern and trendy. Sara opted in on the Columbus reception desk because she wanted something simplistic and modern for holistic medical practice. Barr wanted an outstanding completely customized conference table for his upscale car dealership, something that would impress visitors.
People don’t believe what you believe. They don’t know what you know or have what you have. Everyone has thoughts swirling around in their heads. Everyone thinks they are right. When it comes to making things better, most everyone wants it and have their version of what that means and how to get it for themselves.
If you haven’t noticed the impact things have on the people around you, you are not alone. Rarely does the average person think of changing their surroundings as a way of affecting human behavior. When we don’t get the response we want from others, we look to change them, not their environment. By focusing strictly on the human side of things, we totally miss the subtle yet powerful impact of objects on our unconscious thinking—the size or scale of a room and the furniture in it, a wall color, the type and comfort level of a chair, and so much more.
In the words of Fred Steele, a sociotechnical theorist, most of us are “environmentally incompetent,” like fish who know nothing but water. In much the same way, our physical environment remains silent. Hidden in plain sight, it doesn’t speak out. There is never any friction, so we don’t realize its presence. Because of this, we miss the impact of things around us on the behavior of others. Stated in reverse, we don’t use things to our advantage to drive change when transforming our workplace.
Whether you’ve given it much thought or not, there are several things you probably want from your office furniture. The materials that your furniture is made from have everything to do with that selection. Choosing the best materials for your application will take you halfway to a great furniture choice.
Things you want your office furniture to deliver:
Businesses often start from a single creative idea, often had by one person for an innovative service or product. The challenge? No idea, irrespective of how creative it is, in its original form, ever lasts forever. New ideas come to the forefront to supplant old ones, and old one evaporates with new ones giving rise to trendiness. When paradigms change in science, technology, and societies shift, the world thinks and conducts itself differently. If businesses do not replicate these shifts, they will often come to see themselves on the proverbi...
With so many opportunities to buy modern office furniture out there, why should you select this one? I can give you seven fool-proof reasons inspired by companies just like yours.
Over the years we have listened to the concerns of thousands of company owners, designers and do-it-yourselfers looking to design a modern reception area, conference room or executive office. The takeaways for you are invaluable. Whatever your concerns, chances are they’ve been asked. Here we have listed seven most common.
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Do you have a perfect office workspace? Is it too perfect to work in or not perfect enough? One of the mysteries in life is why many people spend so much time working in their office and so little time actually making it workable. In most offices, there are many things that can be done to make work more productive, visually appealing and have visitors be more informed.
There is a difference between a workplace and having a workable place to work. It becomes a “workplace” when having a place to sit (or stand) and perform a task is the only cons...