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How to Measure the ROI of an Office Remodel

If your organization wants to drive growth, edge out the competition, and support staff productivity, then it’s essential to realize the role your office design and environment play as a valuable point for engagement. Office design may seem a secondary part of your organizational strategy for success, but when you have a workplace that’s desirable to the workforce, you’re going to be positioned to attract the best team. Here’s some insight into the two main factors to consider when measuring ROI for investing in your office fit-out, from NJ specialists in commercial office interiors.

Optimization of Space Usage: 

With the right office remodel and fit-out, organizations can make significant savings by reducing wasted space and preventing the need for costly office relocation. Office space is one of the main expenses for businesses of every size and, therefore, the use of space needs to be tailored to each business in order to utilize it efficiently. In fact, some organizations who undertake a space utilization analysis may find that they have so much additional wasted space that they can meaningfully reduce the number of offices they use (thereby making savings over their lease period), expand their teams without moving offices or develop space that can be then leased to other businesses for additional income.

Disrupting Disengagement: 

The other factor to consider when determining the ROI of an office redesign is its impact on employee engagement. Great amenities, a stylish and welcoming design, and functionality are all fundamental to employee performance and engagement. By implementing a design that supports your employee’s work needs and wellness and that creates a positive impact on clients as well as staff, your office space can become a place where people want to work. This not only helps to support your current team and their ability to reach their goals, but also helps attract new talent to help grow your business and make it more competitive.

Optimize ROI with Commercial Office Interior Experts in New Jersey 

At BE Furniture, we’re here to assist our clients in creating commercial office interiors that reflect their brand’s values, increase productivity, and achieve sustainability goals – optimizing their ROI.

In addition to our wide range of contemporary office furniture, architectural glass walls, architectural office partitions, movable walls, and other interior design features, we can also assist you with workspace design and fitment

Our eco-friendly office furniture recycling program also ensures that your remodeling project is in line with your brand’s values. For more information on our services and products, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/

Lessons on How to Add Character to Your Office Space

An office or workplace with personality has been proven to boost productivity and creativity among employees. Here are some tricks on how to add character to your office space, from modern office chairs and contemporary executive seating to more creative ideas that are sure to keep employees motivated to give their best. 

Introduce New Rooms

There are many corporate offices taking a different approach in terms of designing a specific area keeping the brand image in their mind. For example, many brands showcase playful essence, their office designers opted to create innovative recreational areas including a special room for video games, an aquarium equipped with comfortable napping pods, and a specific space where employees can get some exercise. 

 These rooms should not be regarded as rest areas or ‘break rooms’. On the contrary, they are integral parts of your operations and a spur to productivity. They act as catalysts for ideation and co-creation among co-workers and are also wonderful when employees need to de-stress, mull things over or simply replenish. They make for happier employees who cannot wait to come to work every morning! 

 When furnishing these rooms, we approach them as specialized work areas. Collaborative furniture, couches, and pods in trendy, modern designs set the right tone.

Welcome Pets

According to Marie-José Enders, who studies the relationship between animals and humans, office pets can help lower cortisol levels. “Not only does your cortisol level drop when you stroke a dog; you also produce more of the hormone oxytocin, which makes you feel more relaxed and happy,” she says. It is no wonder then that countless offices across the globe allow pets to be brought to the office. They are great for productivity – and they do certainly add personality to any workplace!

 An office that is open to pets will need to be adjusted for animal-friendliness. Your choice of flooring, as well as the kind of upholstery you would want on your office furniture, will need to take the presence of your furry friends into account. There are many materials that will be attractive and inviting, as well as having a professional experience and being easy to clean. Our modern office designs can easily be customized to accommodate your pets.

Quirky and Comfortable

When it comes to selecting contemporary office furniture, remember to balance the need for creativity with comfort. Ultimately, no matter how creative and quirky your office furniture is if it is not comfortable, it defeats the whole purpose! 

 The key is to balance trendy design with ergonomics, which is the primary hallmark of both our furniture and our design approach. Whether it’s a unique desking system, a relaxed arrangement of single-seat couches or a beanbag workstation, we create office spaces that are not only striking to the eye but also pleasant to work in and conducive to creativity.

 Here at BE Furniture, we specialize in office design and the sale of high-quality contemporary office furniture, including modern office chairs, tables, and workstations. For more information, be sure to contact us today. 

Office Lighting – The Essential Tips and Tricks

Good lighting is a critical component in workplace design, affecting the wellness and productivity of your employees and preventing headaches, eyestrain, fatigue and even depression. Here are some tips from our team on how to perfectly light your office.

  • Optimize your natural lighting: Sunlight is easy on our eyes, supports our natural rhythms, and it’s free, so it’s a great starting point for this component of your office remodel. See where you have the best natural light and how you can use it to its full benefit, creating an inviting reception area or positioning a high-density workstation in that area. You can also increase natural light penetration into your office space by installing architectural office walls made of glass.
  • Say goodbye to fluorescent lighting: These are the bane of many office spaces, and not just because of the harsh quality light they produce. Studies have linked fluorescent lighting to melatonin and cortisol suppression, as well as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and the flicker they produce is a direct cause of stress, migraines, anxiety, eyestrain. Instead, choose LED lights. These bulbs don’t flicker, more closely mimic natural lighting and are more energy-efficient, saving you money in the long-term.
  • Balance task and ambient lighting: Ambient lighting is your general, overhead office lighting and should mimic natural lighting as closely as possible to create a comfortable, welcoming and productive space. Overhead lighting is best utilized by choosing lensed indirect lighting rather than direct parabolic lighting. Task lighting should be added in specific areas where brighter lighting is needed and should be switched on and off as required. Dimmer switches are a good idea too, allowing employees to better customize lighting, reduce glare, and create the right lighting for specific needs, like presentations.

Architectural Office Walls, Architectural Office Partitions and More from Office Furniture Specialists in NJ

At BE Furniture, we’re here to assist clients in creating commercial office interiors that reflect their brand’s values, increase productivity and achieve the benefits of going Green. In addition to our wide range of contemporary office furniture, architectural glass walls, architectural office partitions, movable walls and other interior design features, we can also assist you with workspace design and fitment. Our eco-friendly office furniture recycling program also ensures that your remodeling project is in line with your brand’s values. For more information on our services and products, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/

 

 

Green Buildings – More Beneficial than Simply Cutting Energy Costs

Going Green is a trend that’s set to continue push the boundaries for office design for decades into the future, and for many companies the primary driver for achieving environmentally-friendly goals is to reduce energy consumption. With office buildings accounting for 19% of all commercial energy consumption, with the typical office building using 1.4 billion British thermal units (Btu) per year according to the US Energy Information Administration, it’s not hard to see why businesses are driven to lower their utilities costs. However, a recent Harvard University study has shown that there are actually even far greater benefits to the green office building trend.

This study looked at a set of green-certified (LEED) buildings in 6 different countries (USA, India, China, Germany, Turkey and Brazil) over a period of 16 years with impressive results – they identified over $6 billion in combined health and climate benefits!

The findings showed that globally, these projects saved billions in energy costs while also avoiding the release of 33,000 kilotons of CO2 into the atmosphere – the same amount that would be produced by 7.1 million passenger cars on the road for one year. This translates into $4.4 billion in public health benefits, including fewer deaths, hospitalizations and reduced respiratory conditions like asthma. As part of the total figure, $1.4 billion in climate benefits was also calculated as a result of reduced CO2, methane and nitrous oxide – dangerous greenhouse gasses.

It’s important to remember that these benefits are in addition to the $7.5 billion these building saved in terms of energy costs. LEED buildings, like those that were studied, form just one-third of all green-certified buildings in the world and perform at one of the highest standard set for eco-friendly buildings. The impact of the buildings that formed part of the study also varied from country to county, with the buildings located in China and India topping the list by creating around $10 in health and climate benefits for each dollar of energy savings.

One of the greatest features of these buildings and this trend is that the technology and processes they use don’t just bring health, productivity and wellness benefits to those who work within them, but the country and world as a whole.

Design and Remodel Your Office Space with Architectural Glass Walls and NJ Specialists in Commercial Office Interiors 

At BE Furniture, we’re here to assist clients in creating commercial office interiors that reflect their brand’s values, increase productivity and achieve the benefits of going Green. In addition to our wide range of contemporary office furniture, architectural glass walls, architectural office partitions, movable walls and other interior design features, we can also assist you with workspace design and fitment. Our eco-friendly office furniture recycling program also ensures that your remodeling project is in line with your brand’s values. For more information on our services and products, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/

Inside An Office Designed By Artificial Intelligence

AI, or Artificial Intelligence, has been the realm of science fiction for decades – and it’s making its way into our homes and workplaces. From Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri, we’re slowly getting used to the idea of technology that’s intuitive and integrated with our daily lives. In an interesting new step, AI is now being used to design workplaces like the offices of AutoDesk. So, what are the results?

This company is the first place you’d expect to use AI to design an office – it’s the 16,000-square foot Toronto office of software giants who work on large-scale architecture, engineering and construction projects, after all. Each aspect of this workspace design – right down to the placement of plants – is determined and planned out by AI.

The reason for using AI was not only because it was an interesting challenge, but because the company believed this was the best way to create a space that would satisfy the most employees. This led to a system of generative design, where software is able to take in huge amounts of data, from cost, leadership/management style preferences and performance dynamics all the way to lighting preferences, who likes sitting next to whom, open plan vs cubicle preferences, and much more. This mix of data from every employee as well as design specialists resulted in the creation of a design that would deliver the highest satisfaction score.

The final design has a very unique character and shifts from department to department. For example, the two-floor office space is split with the ground floor being presentation space and the upper floor consisting of different neighborhoods. Different staff departments have their own unique neighborhood that incorporates their preferences – the 3D software design team has an open, collaborative space, while the research department has pod-like office spaces integrated with the tech rig they work on. Even the desks were chosen though the AI software, which indicated that employees preferred a warm, wood-grained option.

So, will more businesses take the AI route when it comes to designing their workplace? It’s inclusive and considerate nature certainly shows promise!

Commercial office interiors, design and fitment 

BE Furniture is a full-service corporate office design and contemporary office furniture company, offering a wide range of environmentally-sensitive and innovative products, including architectural office walls and movable walls. For more information about our products and architectural office partitions, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/