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5 Tips for Reducing Back Pain at Work

By |2019-02-01T16:13:59+00:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Ergonomics|

If you are like most office workers and sit at a desk for prolonged periods of time, you may be experiencing back and/or neck pain due to poor posture. While sitting is largely unavoidable during the work day, there are things you can do to lessen the pain. Here are five tips to help alleviate back [...]

How to Make Your Office More Energy Efficient

By |2018-10-26T14:49:31+00:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Design|

Electricity is often one of the largest overhead expenses for businesses operating in an office setting. In 2017, the average monthly energy bill for businesses in Iowa was $402.21 ($577.69 in the Midwest). While electricity is obviously a necessity for businesses and cannot be totally eliminated, there are ways to lower the monthly bill by creating [...]

Planning an Office Move? Here Are Some Tips

By |2018-11-30T14:26:46+00:00July 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

After the excitement of finding a new office space wears off, the panic and stress of organizing an entire office move often sets in. Preparing the old workspace for an efficient move and planning the new office for a quick return to normal work takes strategic planning. There are literally and figuratively so many moving parts [...]

Five Cool Products to Make Your Office Work Better for You

By |2018-01-18T18:19:18+00:00December 20th, 2017|Categories: Ergonomics, Space Planning|

Simple changes in your workplace furniture and equipment can make a huge difference in your productivity during the day. Check out these cool products that can help your office work better for you. Image credit: HON.com HON Coordinate Height Adjustable Base We have blogged several times on the importance of an ergonomic office, and [...]

Space Planning As A Productivity Strategy

By |2017-07-24T19:19:37+00:00June 24th, 2017|Categories: Design, Space Planning|

An office space reflects the culture of a business itself. What does the space where your staff performs say about their productivity? If snafus are up and engagement is down, it could be because things just aren't in the right place. Arrangement matters if a company wants to enjoy greater productivity through more fluid workflow. According [...]

Efficiently Designed Space Planning

By |2018-08-10T14:49:50+00:00March 17th, 2017|Categories: Creative, Design, Space Planning|

When it comes to creating your new office space, it's just like managing any other aspect of business; there are ways to promote efficiency, there are ways to minimize stress, and there are ways to nurture an attractive and professional atmosphere. It can be an exciting endeavor to plan out your work space; just step into [...]

The Small Business Guide to Ergonomics

By |2018-08-10T15:06:22+00:00December 26th, 2016|Categories: Ergonomics|

Each individual office and store has a different set of needs. The dynamic workflow and balance between quiet work and bustling activity vary from business to business. Some roles, like programming, require long hours sitting in the same position while others may be standing and sitting constantly throughout the day in order to attend to clients [...]

Avoid Workplace Injuries with Ergonomics

By |2018-08-10T15:11:02+00:00October 2nd, 2016|Categories: Ergonomics, Safety|

Ergonomically designed office furniture is quickly becoming more popular than regular office furniture. With computers and mobile devices expanding in popularity, repetitive stress injuries, carpal tunnel and awkward posture and position injuries are common to everyone, not just administrative workers. In addition, a variety of new injuries that cause damage over time are contributing to the [...]

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