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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 (H2)

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. 

An Agile Working Checklist for Your Office

Agile working spaces are becoming a common feature in the corporate world. No longer are workers content to stay tied to a single desk for eight hours a day. They demand working environments with greater flow and adaptability. What’s more, they tend to respond to these with increased productivity and decreased absenteeism. So, what do you need to create an agile workspace? Here’s a checklist to help you answer that question.

  • Get Rid of Unnecessary Office Furniture

Start by moving out your unnecessary, traditional office furniture. You’ll find that a good portion of it can go. You may even be able to downsize your floor space and save on rent.

  • Cloud Services and Completely Mobile IT: 

Forget about desktops, base everything in the Cloud and issue laptops, tablets, and handsets to your staff. Since staff will be constantly on the move, fixed workstations will be redundant.

  • Video Communication Provisions: 

Nothing makes your team less agile than fixed meeting locations and travel commitments. Set up screens for the use of Skype, FaceTime, and other apps. Your finance department will thank you in the long run.

  • Fast Connectivity: 

Rapid, high-quality internet connection is no longer negotiable. It’s essential to your operations. Set up Ethernet if you have to. But, a better option is good WiFi, keeping in mind the mobility factor.

  • Demountable Pods: 

Instead of fixed workstations, opt for demountable pods which can be set up and struck down and moved in a short time and still provide relative quiet and privacy when staff needs it.

  • Soft Seating: 

Out with the old-fashioned office chairs! And in with the couches! There is nothing wrong with your staff being comfortable and relaxed while they work. In fact, they will reward you for providing that comfort.

  • Benches: 

Teams will always need to come together to discuss and work collaboratively. Set up long benches in a relaxed, “desk-like” space to give them what they need.

  • Café Seating: 

Provide a place for breaks and small meetings. Set it up in such a way that it doesn’t too closely resemble the formal break room of old.

  • Conference Furniture: 

You need meeting areas that will impress clients and be welcoming to staff, while it still forms part of your overall agile and adaptable set-up.

We have all the great new office design ideas you need. Contact us for help in designing the perfect agile office space.

Tips for Change Management When You’re Moving to a New Office Location

Moving your office to a new location involves a myriad of decisions. Not only do you need to ensure that the new office is on brand and offers employees and staff a great experience, but you also have to manage the change with existing employees.

Some of the questions that office managers and business owners ask during this time include:

  • Do I need to consult with my staff?
  • What is the impact of commuting versus relocation?
  • What do my employment contracts say?
  • What if someone won’t or can’t move?

Here are a few tips to help you with the office relocation:

Be Prepared

Prior to move day, make sure that everything that can fit into a crate or a box is packed away into a crate or a box. Desks, cupboards, and drawers need to be empty. IT equipment needs to be sealed in an IT bag. Personal items, valuables, and breakables should be placed in a specific area to be taken home.

Every Item Needs a Label

Everything that needs to be moved needs to have a label or else the movers won’t know where to put the boxes when they arrive at the new location.

Relook Your Office Furniture

Now is the perfect time to sell your old office furniture and upgrade to contemporary office furniture. Imagine how excited your staff will be to learn that you will have ergonomic furniture, flexible desks, sit stand desks or other great furniture options waiting for them at the new location. Visit BE Furniture to pick out the high-quality and affordable items you need for your new office.

Contact BE Furniture for more information on commercial office interiors today.

Green Features to Include in Your Office Redesign

Many things are responsible for the creation of greenhouse gas, but buildings are right at the top of the list. Power usage, emissions, and the resources used to renovate them all add up, and many offices aren’t built once. When we can’t figure out how to make them work for us anymore, they are often demolished.

If your company is embarking on an office redesign, it is a prime opportunity to incorporate green features. Here are a few ideas:

Sustainable Lighting

Switch office light bulbs from normal bulbs to energy-saving light bulbs. While the initial cost is more expensive, the light bulbs will save you a lot of money on electricity bills.

Natural Lighting

If the office redesign includes a large revamp where office walls will be changed, try to include more windows so that employees have more natural lighting during the day.

Water-Saving Fixtures

Water-saving fixtures throughout the building can drastically reduce the amount of water the building consumes in a month.

Architectural Office Partitions

Instead of focusing on a permanent redesign, why not opt for architectural office partitions? Not only do these movable walls offer greater layout flexibility, but it can be used to help create the new spaces and boardrooms that are needed without buying more building materials.

Going green doesn’t have to mean higher costs for your office. When you implement more sustainable business practices, you will see why being good to the environment is also good for the bottom line. Contact BE furniture for more information about modern office furniture today.

How to Recycle at Your Workplace

Caring for the environment isn’t just something to do at home – you can make a significant impact in the workplace as well! Businesses produce a lot of waste and much of it can be recycled if the right policies and procedures are put in place. Here are some tips from our corporate office furniture team in NJ.

  • Go paperless: Paper use costs companies a surprising amount of money – and when it’s single-use, it’s just not worth it to print it out. It’s expensive, causes wear-and-tear to printers, and is bad for the environment. Going paperless, even if you can’t manage to go completely paper-free, is a great cause that saves money. Any extra paper can go straight into on-site recycling bins.
  • Install on-site recycling bins: One of the best ways to encourage recycling in your workplace is to make it as easy as possible. With clearly labelled bins installed in convenient but visible spots, it will take no effort at all to contribute to the recycling program. You should have different bins for each material – paper, glass, plastic and electronics.
  • Support Green suppliers: Recycling isn’t just about the waste we create, but what we use as well. You can support recycling and eco-friendly initiatives by choosing Green partners for your business. You can find suppliers with environmentally ethical production methods who supply everything from stationery and accessories to décor and corporate office furniture.
  • Educate, raise awareness and reward: It’s easy to get people on board with your recycling initiative if they understand the importance of being eco-friendly. Try to make it a fun and positive experience and you’ll soon find other people to support your cause. Ask for suggestions about how your company can be more eco-friendly, get feedback on policies that are in place, and get your teams competing to win fun rewards for their Green initiatives.

Go Green with Eco-Friendly Commercial Office Interiors (H2)

BE Furniture in New Jersey can help you create a functional and appealing workspace that supports your brand and helps your employees optimize their productivity. In addition to our wide range of corporate office furniture, including reception desks, modern office cubicles and architectural glass walls, our team can also assist you with workspace design and fitment. We also offer eco-friendly recycling options for all your old office furniture and fittings. For more information on our services and products, including our range of contemporary office furniture, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/

 

Old vs. New: How Corporate Office Furniture Has Changed

We live in an age where everything is changing and becoming more innovative and advanced every day, and corporate office furniture is no different. Here, our team takes a look at traditional and modern office furniture, and the pros and cons of each of them.

Traditional Office Furniture 

Traditional office furniture generally includes styles and materials from earlier in the 19th century. Typically, you’ll see a lot of dark wood furniture that has been polished, carved or embellished with leather, and it’s usually fairly big, heavy pieces.

The benefits of traditional office furniture include their durability, luxurious quality and association with wealth, success and history. If you source old traditional office furniture, you’re also upcycling, which is great for the environment.

It does have its cons though. Big, bulky items often don’t fit into our current office spaces and may look old-fashioned or intimidating to younger clients. It’s often also very costly, due to the high quality and rare materials they are often made of. With the help of an office designer however, you can strike the right balance for your brand, ensuring that you still come in on budget and create a warm and welcoming space with a few carefully chosen traditional pieces.

Modern or Contemporary Office Furniture 

Modern office furniture, also known as contemporary office furniture, is strikingly different. It’s all about crisp, clean lines, simple designs and man-made materials like PVC, composite wood and metal. Here, you’ll find lots of lighter natural tones as well as bold, bright colors, and the focus is on creating small, modular workstations.

The benefits of modern office furniture include that it fits well into contemporary office interiors, is easily assembled or moved around, it’s affordable, highly practical and allows you to make the best use of your space. It’s versatility also means that it can be designed to suit any brand, from law firms to tech startups and more.

There are a few drawbacks as well – you have to shop carefully to ensure that you’re getting good quality items for your money, and it can look quite cold and sterile if not incorporated properly into your design. An experienced office designer can help you narrow down your options properly and deliver a flexible and welcoming furniture installment that connects with your brand and clients.

Find the Perfect Furniture Fit for Commercial Office Interiors 

BE Furniture is a full-service corporate office furniture company offering a wide range of environmentally-sensitive and innovative products and services for commercial office interiors. In addition to design and fitment services, we also offer Earth-friendly recycling of old office interiors. For more information on our contemporary office furniture, architectural office partitions, and modern office furniture services, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/