17 Office Design Blogs You Should Read and Follow

It’s no secret that office design can either enhance or dampen your company culture. Ultimately, the best design for your office is the one that reflects your values and meets your company’s and your employees’ needs. To help you figure out what’s right for you, we’ve tracked down 17 blog and magazine feeds that offer inspiration, insight, and advice for …

Does Your Office Look Like a Place Millennials Want to Work?

Several studies, like this one from Bentley University, show how Millennials are shaping the modern workplace. 86 million millennials will be in the workplace by 2020. So what are they looking for, and how can you keep them on board? Here are five office design principles that will help you attract and retain a Millennial workforce. Build in flexibility Technology …

How to Improve Your Company Culture Through Office Design

Your company culture has a huge effect on your bottom line. Studies show that happy employees are more productive, stay longer at their jobs, and help the companies they work for outperform the competition. There are many obvious ways to improve your culture, like providing higher pay and better benefits. But there are also some not-so-obvious, and not-so-expensive, ways. This …

7 Pitfalls to Avoid When Redesigning Your Office Space

The need to boost employee engagement is spurring talk about the importance of office design. From the unwitting invention of the cubicle to the many variations on an open plan, the workplace environment remains endlessly fascinating. As the nature of our work keeps changing, the spaces we work in will need to change too. It’s easy to get paralyzed by …

10 Secrets of Great Workspace Design

Remote workers, startup culture, and mobile technology are revolutionizing the spaces where we meet, collaborate, and work. Open plans aren’t one-size-fits-all, and an increasingly nomadic workforce renders permanently allocated spaces impractical. Here are 10 tips to help you achieve maximum employee engagement and productivity with your workspace design. 1. Stay flexible Ownership and permanence are out. The sharing economy is …

9 Modern Office Overhauls for 2016

The secret of modern office design is keeping it minimal and functional. Lighting, storage, and seating all play a part in encouraging active brain function and creating a positive environment for both employees and clients. Here are 9 fresh and functional ways to update and stimulate your office space in 2016. Storage Open Shelving For a sense of space without …

5 Major Office Security Fails That Could Have Been Prevented

We recently conducted a survey of receptionists and office managers. Almost 50% of respondents said their offices have no form of visitor sign-in required for entry to their buildings. A visitor sign-in system may not stop a criminal mastermind, but here are five major building security breaches that illustrate the importance of monitoring your office traffic. Philippe Petit’s Twin Towers …

Modern Office Design for Productivity

How to Design Your Office for Maximum Productivity

When we look for ways to boost productivity, we often think of tools: automation technologies to save time, concentration strategies like the Pomodoro Technique, and so on. However, recent research has shown that office design has a huge impact on how much gets done. Here are five tips for how to design your office for maximum productivity. 1. Stop thinking …

Modern Office Technology and Software Tools

7 Must-Have Tech Tools for the Modern Office

Technology is what drives and supports businesses today, from apps that enable communications to smart conference tables that allow anyone at a meeting to share their screen with the press of a button. Here are seven tech tools we’ve come across that will turn your office into a modern digital masterpiece. Office automation control system Homes and buildings are becoming …

5 Big Trends that Will Dominate Office Designs in 2014

These days a company’s office space is a direct reflection of the company’s identity and brand.  When you walk into a cool office space it should feel like an experience in interacting with that brand.  Typically reserved for ad agencies and mega brands with entire campuses,  modern office trends are showing up across all industries. Whether it’s designing a new …