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5 Key Products Every Office Needs During COVID-19

While every office is different, there are important guidelines every workplace should follow when it comes to furnishing options for COVID-19 safety, and beyond. Rearranging the layout of the space to fit a new workflow is a challenging but necessary bit of redesign for your company environment if you really care about your employees during these challenges. It’s more than just segmenting departments, or having Cohort working groups on alternate days, these strategies just make it easier to trace an outbreak but do little to keep it from spreading in your office in the first place. Nor do they achieve your goal of really being able to function with your whole team efficiently, together in the same physical space. Key concepts such as collaborative furniture and teaming areas’ must be rethought to balance your need for face-to-face interaction, with everyone’s need for safety. This can be achieved with a good understanding of how to use hygienically enhancing, virus resistant products that make returning to the office easier, more efficient and most of all, safe. It’s important not only to implement the right products but to install and use them correctly in the new workflow design of your office. With that said, we’ve put together a guide to the 5 key office products that we believe will promote the safest return to office during COVID-19.

  1. Body Temperature and Facial Recognition Scanner
    When you are ready to return back to the office with your employees, the first thing you must do is ensure that everyone entering the building is in good health, not showing any signs of COVID-19, and wearing a mask. But how do you accurately keep track of every single person that enters the building? And how can you quickly and easily identify if they are healthy enough to work among others? This is where the OneScreen GoSafe comes in.
    OneScreen GoSafe is a body temperature and facial recognition scanner available in three different models: Wall Mount, Table Top and Vertical Stand to suit every preference. Using AI technology, this device can scan your temperature in less than a second and has an accuracy of +/- 0.9 degrees! This product also has the storage capacity to recognize up to 30,000 faces, with or without a mask. If the scanner fails to recognize someone or gives a high temperature reading, you will be alerted immediately and can communicate through the device with the person in question.
  2.  Copper Mesh Chairs are Anti-Viral, Anti-Fungal and Anti-Odor
    Whether your office design is unstructured, open and free-flowing, traditional, or anything in between, you’re going to need plenty of chairs. The right chairs have an immediate and substantial impact on employee comfort and wellness – and therefore productivity. These days, ergonomic chairs offer the best solution, providing proper back and neck support through long workdays. In general, you should opt for office chairs that are well-made, easy to clean, match the design aesthetic, and made with durable material.
    Speaking of durable material, BE Furniture now has Copper Mesh Seating available. The copper-infused material used in this seating collection has self-sanitizing properties, kills harmful microorganisms linked to viruses and is bleach washable for easy cleanup.
  3.  Safety Screens for Collaborative Furniture
    Today’s organizations thrive on collaboration, especially if you are in a creative sector. Collaborative spaces can be any size or shape and can be combined use areas – for example, employees can hold informal meetings, brainstorming sessions, formal client meetings, or use the space as a lunch area – it’s all up to you. Although the Coronavirus has made the original idea of collaborating a bit trickier, it’s still possible to use collaborative furniture in your space with a few safety adjustments.
    Altitude A8 by Allsteel is a safety screen made of durable, easy-to-clean fabric intended to give you privacy, while still allowing efficient collaboration with colleagues. This screen can be mounted to the existing work surface and come in wrap around, straight or 90 degree turns, depending on personal preference.
    Counter Shields by Loftwall are clear, acrylic screens that come especially useful in high traffic areas where collaboration is common. These shields are ideal for spaces that require less privacy in the office.
  4. HEPA Filtered Dyson Air Purifiers for Communal Workspaces
    If you host more formal meetings, board meetings or presentations, or the number of staff in your office fluctuates with flexible work hours, then you most likely have a communal workspace. Despite how diversely beneficial communal workspaces are, these high-traffic areas could be a breeding ground for harmful viruses like COVID-19. An easy solution to this is air sanitization. Air purifiers with HEPA filters are very efficient in sanitizing the air in large, open spaces.
    Dyson Pure Hot + Cool automatically captures airborne particles and pollutants, while providing fresh air to a large space (up to 400 sq ft). This unit has the option to be used as a heater or a cooling solution and offers 360 oscillation, night-time mode, and easy remote activation.
  5.  Architectural Walls for Non-Permanent Separation
    With COVID-19 still among us, it’s important to maintain an appropriate distance from others when possible in order to avoid potential exposure. In a communal workplace with collaborative furniture, maintaining distance could be difficult without completely changing the layout of the office. However, it is possible to create appropriate distancing by adding non-permanent structures to the current layout.
    Architectural Walls are modular glass walls that can be used in place of typical panel stations. More flexible to use than traditional drywall, architectural products are reconfigurable and non-destructive to your pre-existing floor plan. Easily cleanable, they can be used to create private offices, conference rooms and individual work areas.

Have our Team Review Your Office For Safety and Workflow
As specialists in contemporary office furniture, BE Furniture can assist you with every phase of your project, from design concept through to remodeling and furnishing your space. Whether you are looking for an ergonomic solution to support your staff or protective furnishings to make your space compliant with COVID-19 safety, we can assist you.
To find out more about the COVID-compliant office products listed, or to view more contemporary office interiors, please contact BE Furniture today.

Smart Office Chairs – Is Ergonomics Out-Dated?

As specialists in contemporary office furniture, we talk a lot about the importance of ergonomics – the ability of your office furniture to support you while you work and not strain your back and neck. Of course, innovative technology and designs are constantly introducing new and exciting ways to create a healthy and productive office space, and the smart chair is the latest of many contemporary office furniture ideas to extend our understanding of a healthy workplace. Here’s what the smart office chair is all about, and how it can fit into your workplace

The Cost of Posture Problems in the Workplace

The human body is not designed to sit, especially for the long hours that an office job requires. With the average office worker spending 9 hours a day sitting in front of a computer, we are getting more sedentary every day. The result is that common and often serious ailments are spiraling out of control, from repetitive strain injuries and neck or back pain to increased risks of obesity and hypertension. As a result, 86% of workers are overweight and have at least one chronic health condition, and absenteeism is on the rise – and costing companies in the USA $153 billion. The solution may be the smart office chair.

What is the Smart Office Chair and How Does it Work?

A smart office chair is one that makes use of innovative technology and connectivity to create a more integrated and effective solution to everyday office tasks and challenges. The Allsteel Mimeo is a good example of this design – a compact, stylish office chair that takes ergonomic design to new heights. It offers dynamic support while allowing you to move unrestricted as you fulfill different tasks through the day, supporting you by providing personalized comfort through resistive tension and IntelliForm back technology as you lean back, height-adjustable arms, weight-activated motion technology and more. It’s lightweight and scaled design means it fits seamlessly into collaborative office designs.

In the near future, we can expect this smart technology to get smarter and become more connected, allowing organizations and individuals to monitor how long a chair is in use and how often in order to help managers design a more efficiently furnished space, to use sensors to monitor seated posture and make incremental, personalized adjustments in response, and even encourage you to move around, stretch or take a break if you have been seated for too long. Rather than relying on individual users to make ergonomic adjustments, smart chairs will even adjust itself to the ideal ergonomic position for the individual, which is always a challenge when fitting out an office for ergonomics – especially in a hot-desking environment.

With advanced ergonomic capabilities that directly impact employee performance and wellbeing, smart office chairs are sophisticated pieces of technology that bring together the best of ergonomics, sustainability and technology for impressive results.

Create a Healthy Office Space with Innovative Ergonomic Contemporary Office Furniture and Design

Interested in taking a stand for wellness in the workplace and creating a stylish, productive, and enjoyable work environment? BE Furniture is the right team for the job!

As specialists in contemporary office furniture, we can assist you with every phase of your project, from design concept through to remodeling and furnishing your space. Whether you are looking for an ergonomic solution to support your staff or protective furnishings to make your space compliant with COVID-19 regulations, we can assist you.

To find out more about the products and services we offer, or to view contemporary office interiors we have designed, please contact us today.

Training Company? Here’s How to Design Your Space

Training and upskilling employees is a critical part of being a competitive and forward-thinking business. So, it’s no surprise that top training companies are thriving. Your training space not only says a lot about your business, but also has to be functional. This often means that designing it can be a challenge. Here are some insights from our contemporary office furniture team in NJ.

  • Calm and Neutral:

You’re going to have people from all industries, walks of life and all levels of the corporate world coming to you for training, so the space needs wide appeal. Calm, neutral, and warm colors make people feel welcome and focused, and reduces distractions, supporting the mindset they need to learn.

  • Mobile, Adaptable Furniture:

 

 

 

 

You’re going to be training groups of different sizes, and possibly even splitting them up to work on different skill sets. So, your furniture needs to be easily moved, split up, and re-grouped as you require. Lightweight chairs and tables, as well as modular units, are best.

  • Presentation Space:

You need a free wall or space where presentation boards, whiteboards or digital presentations can take place for the group – keeping in mind that some training specialists make use of multiple types of media when they’re teaching.

  • Good Lighting:

Training often means intensive learning and long hours, so your lighting has to be perfect if you want people to be able to concentrate and focus during their session. A combination of natural and artificial light (preferably LED lights as they are gentler on the eyes and don’t flicker) is best.

  • Stay Refreshed:

The last thing your space will need is an easily accessible refreshment station. This is a great addition for training rooms as it means participants won’t have to leave the room or miss out on anything if they need a juice, soda, water or snack

Make Your Training Space a Priority with Our Contemporary Office Interiors Specialists

 

If you are redesigning or remodeling your training space, it’s important to have a partner who understands both contemporary office interiors and the needs of your industry. BE Furniture is a New Jersey-located company that strives to meet all your commercial office furniture and office design needs. We can assist you with everything from conference room tables and contemporary office furniture to office design, fitment, and furniture recycling. For more information or inspiring contemporary office furniture ideas, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com

Designing an Office Cafeteria? Here’s What to Do!

Office cafeterias are a hub for your workplace – a space to unwind, reenergize, talk to colleagues, and even hold informal meetings. Although it’s an often-overlooked space, according to research by Steelcase, 91% of employees feel that they need a space to recharge at work. Gone are the days of plastic trays shuttling along a silver rail while workers shovel scoops of reinvented mash potatoes onto your plate. In the modern office, eating at the company cafeteria is an experience no different than going to a fun, modern restaurant. Bringing modern office design ideas into your cafeteria space is a perfect marriage of form, fun, and functionality.

  • Welcoming Decor:

Everyone should feel welcome and at home as soon as they walk into your cafeteria, helping them relax and unwind. Use natural lighting, art, and color to create a vibrant yet relaxing ambiance. Opening it up to the outdoors adds that much-needed dose of vitamin D as well as a cafè vibe.

  • Create Gathering Spaces:

Eating at a long bare lunch table is also yesterday’s news. Modern cafeteria’s create grouped spaces that make it both easy to eat but also easy to interact in a cozy informal way. Depending on the size of the cafeteria, designs will balance the need for simultaneous seating with area’s that can double as gathering or meeting area’s for small groups. Introduce a “cool” factor to these areas through design and seating options. You can enhance your productivity, as well as feeding your teams.

  • Access to Tech:

If your business encourages employees to work flexible hours and pick their own surroundings, then your cafeteria can support this. Pop-up power allows employees to charge devices and run laptops from this space, and Wi-Fi keeps everyone in touch. This means you can hold meetings here in casual, coffee shop-type surroundings – everyone’s favorite kind of mobile working hotspot.

  • Don’t Forget about the Food:

The current generation of workers are more health conscious than any generation before. Any worthwhile cafeteria has to have a wide variety of fresh fruits, healthy snacks, salads and sandwiches as well as coffee, tea, and juices to help your employees keep their blood sugar levels stable and encourage wellness in the workplace. Don’t forget about gluten free options as well as more and more americans choose this lifestyle. Don’t underestimate how gourmet level food options and an inviting space conspire to make your company the place to be for your teams.

  • Comfortable but Hygienic:

Cafeteria furniture should be comfortable, but easy to clean and maintain. BE furniture represents many manufactures that achieve this perfect balance between high traffic modern furniture that is durable, beautiful, and easy to maintain. Because this is a food space, it’s important that it’s kept very clean, that food is prepared according to strict health standards, and that tables and chairs are cleaned regularly.

Need Help Designing the perfect Office Restaurant/Cafe’ Space?

 At BE Furniture, we assist our clients in achieving an optimal workspace for their business that balances, design, functionality, and the culture of the company that you are trying to create. Whether you are looking to remodel your current cafeteria completely or replace your office furniture with contemporary office furniture, our experienced team can handle it all.

For more information about our design services for in-office restaurants, contemporary office interiors and reception areas, which include corporate office furniture, movable walls, glass partition wall units, desks furniture, and more, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/

What is an essay?

An essay is a small prose work that is written in a literary genre on any topic. Students perform this work in a free style, where they express their own thoughts, feelings, and ideas.

However, despite the freedom of creativity, the essay is not as easy to write as it seems at first glance. After all, you need to find an original idea and present it beautifully. And not everyone can do that.

The essay is that you need to use non-standard statements:

Metaphors;
allegorical images;
unexpected turn;
comparisons;
interesting clutches.

To successfully write an essay, the author must clearly express their position. Create unexpected twists and unpredictable conclusions in the essay.

Requirements for writing an essay
To get a high score on an essay, literacy alone is not enough. You should also keep in mind the structure that includes:

Introduction.
Main part.
Conclusion.

It depends on the introduction whether the reader wants to finish reading your essay. Therefore, you need to start with interest. Formulate a problem, add an interesting quote, and describe the essence. In other words, you need to create an emotional mood.

The main part fully reveals the essence of the problem. Here you can already write theses, arguments, your own judgments, examples, and more.

The last part is the conclusion, which describes the conclusions of the entire essay, adds integrity and pushes the reader to their thoughts.

Why does help with essays in the writemypapers.org service cost less?
Writing an essay is not an easy job. First, it is necessary to pick up interesting metaphors, allegories, aphorisms. The essay should have its own original style of writing to catch and interest the reader. Collecting information takes a lot of time and effort. As a result, quite often the essay is not what you would like.

If a student is not good at processing information, he will not be able to take into account all the nuances from the first time, and most likely, the teacher will give the essay to finalize, which takes a lot of time.

Very often, teachers require high uniqueness in the essay. So you can’t just take information from the Internet. You still need to rewrite everything in your own words so that it is not only original, but also high-quality.

Writemypapers.org writing service employs professionals who will write the work in a short time, efficiently, uniquely and, most importantly, without modifications. You will not have to blush in front of the teacher, as your work will be appreciated.

You can determine the cost of writing an essay only after getting acquainted with the nature of the complexity of the execution, how many characters, the desired level of uniqueness, deadlines, and other requirements.
As a rule, work is difficult when you need to search for information. If there are few sources, it will be cheaper, and Vice versa.
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According to statistics, the cost of assistance in writing an essay is an inexpensive job among all types of written works of students and schoolchildren. This is possible thanks to an online system based on the exchange principle, where the authors fight for your order and call the lowest possible prices.

Essential Ergonomic Wellness Tips That Any Office Can Implement

Remember when you were younger and your parents or teachers would reprimand you for slouching? While many of us would want great posture, we are a nation of slouchers. Slouching isn’t just an aesthetic problem it can also lead to back problems – something that costs American companies over $100 billion each year.

It may seem like slouching isn’t something that can be fixed, with most office workers spending an average of 38 minutes out of every hour in bad posture. There are, however, a few essential ergonomic wellness tips that every office should implement to combat bad posture. Below we mention a few:

Be Comfortable

If you are sitting at your desk in front of your computer and something feels off, it’s time to move. Re-adjust yourself so that you are always working in a comfortable position.

Sit Properly in Your Office Chair

The right position is to ‘sit on your butt bones’. Move your bottom to the back of your office chair so that your pelvis faces your desk. This way, your body won’t have to expend a lot of energy for you to sit up straight.

Put Your Keyboard in the Right Place

You will never be in a comfortable sitting position if your keyboard isn’t positioned correctly. Sit in front of your desk and drop your arms so that they hang by your sides. Relax your shoulders and bend your elbows. The place where your fingertips are is where you should put your keyboard.

Move Around the Office

Spend at least between 5 and 10 minutes of every hour on your feet or moving around.

Set Reminders

Set a reminder on your computer to remind you to focus on your posture each day. Simply thinking about the way you sit and how you can reposition yourself will keep your posture front and center.

Get a Better Desk from BE Furniture

Sit stand desks, adjustable height desks, and flexible office desks from BE Furniture are designed for better ergonomics. Whether you need a desk where you can choose to sit or stand, or simply need a bit of extra height to your table, we have got the perfect solution for you.

Contact BE Furniture for more information today.