The Benefits and Considerations of Using a Standing Desk

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Sitting too much can kill you. It sounds dramatic, but it’s true. An emerging base of research points to the detrimental effects of something that most Americans do without much thought on a daily basis (for nearly six hours per day, research finds). Though experts are still trying to figure out exactly why, it’s commonly understood that sitting for prolonged periods …

Office Chair: Choosing the Right Ergonomic Office Chair

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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Working in an office typically involves spending a great deal of time sitting in an office chair – a position that adds stress to the structures in the spine. Therefore, to avoid developing or compounding back problems, it’s important to have an office chair that’s ergonomic and that supports the lower back and promotes good posture. What Kind of …

5 Ways to De-stress From Your Office Chair

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Meditation is a simple practice that offers countless benefits. If you’re new to meditation and find yourself spending a lot of time in the office, take a light approach to your practice. Don’t worry about all the images you see in magazines where you have to sit and look a certain way or chant complicated sounds. The benefits of the …

Different Chairs for Different Purposes

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Before purchasing an office chair you must ask yourself “For what purpose do I most need this chair?” You must ask yourself this question because your best choice will depend on your planned use. For example, are you planning to use this chair for yourself? Are you planning to share this chair with others? Will a variety of people use …

The 3 Most Common Mistakes Of Buying Office Furniture

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A company’s philosophy, employees and environmental awareness can be determined by looking at their office furniture. Here are 3 mistakes that should be avoided: 1) Not considering your employees. A diverse workforce is something many companies champion, but that diversity can mean one size does not fit all. Some employees may do well when it comes to an open office plan, however, …

Tips for Good Office Design

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Your general productivity and your ability to focus is strongly affected by your work environment. The design of your office, home or corporate environment, is extremely important. This isn’t just about Feng Shui, this is about getting things done and being productive. Studies conducted on workplace and productivity show that a big factor in an employee’s ability to focus is their …

Small office changes to boost workplace productivity every day

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Post weekend gloom, the 3pm slump, stiffness from sitting down all day, annoying colleagues… no matter the cause, everybody experiences a lag in productivity in the workplace from time to time. The responsibility of managing staff health and well-being falls on both employer and employees. Often neither party knows how to get the most out of a working day. So, …

Monitor Arms

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The answer to any work desk clutter is clever design. Here we will discuss the importance of using monitor arms. You will only realise how much space is wasted by having a standing monitor on your desk when you invest in a monitor arm. Elevating your monitor from your work surface not only results in a far more productive and …

How bold should your Reception Desk be?

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In the fast-paced corporate sector, companies are ever-changing and keeping up with trends. Because first impressions last; your reception area should give an immediate and clear idea of what your business is and what it can offer. The reception area is full of untapped potential where making use of multimedia can contribute to making a good impression on future clients. …