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What Office Amenities Do Your Employees Really Want?

One of the best tools a company has to attract and retain top talent is the amenities they can offer their employees, but what amenities are the most rewarding ones to invest in? Here are some ideas from our commercial office furniture team.

  1. Personal project time: Strictly speaking, this is more of a perk than an amenity, but it’s a great idea anyway. Pioneered by 3M, the aim is to allow employees a certain amount of time and flexibility to work on their passion projects. Although this sounds counter-productive, the reality is that it improves overall engagement and productivity as well as energy levels. Even Google has a “20% Time” rule to allow for this, which produced Gmail!
  2. Concierge services: If you want your employees to stay busy, engaged and focused at work, the best thing to do is to take some of those distracting, everyday tasks off their hands. Concierge services can take care of your employee’s personal errands, like grocery shopping, ensuring that they have one thing less to worry about in their day and they can stick to a healthier diet more easily.
  3. Wellness programs: These can be tailored to your company budget and employee needs, and can include anything from onsite gyms, yoga and health classes, to access to an onsite nurse. You can also subsidize your employee’s health club subscriptions, incentivize cycling to work, or start a company running club. Wellness programs are critical not just to employee happiness and job satisfaction, but also to reducing stress and sick days – so it works for both you and your staff.
  4. A better commute: The location of your offices isn’t always going to be convenient for everyone, but there are a few things your business can do to take the expense and stress out of a heavy-traffic commute. From offering flexible workdays and work-from-home days to a commuter shuttle, you can keep your employees feeling fresh, energized and stress-free every day.

One of the Best Amenities You Can Offer? High-Quality Commercial Office Furniture 

Great commercial office furniture is comfortable, functional and beneficial to your brand as well as the comfort and health of your employees! It’s critical to work with the right partner to develop a space that showcases your brand and puts employee engagement, productivity and health first.

BE Furniture is a New Jersey-located company that strives to meet all your contemporary office furniture and office design needs. We can assist you with everything from furniture selection, architectural walls and contemporary office interiors to remodeling and furniture recycling. For more information on the latest modern office chairs, ergonomic desks, and standing office desks, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/

What are the Benefits of Modular Office Design?

Flexible workplaces are a big trend at the moment, and it is easy to see why. They allow employees to collaborate and communicate with ease, choose a workstation or space most suited to their current needs, and even change the office layout as the company grows and develops.

One key component to successfully designing a flexible workspace is a modular design. This allows you to use the same space for multiple functions, from meetings and brainstorming sessions to casual client introductions and group projects. This space should incorporate different types of furniture that can be easily put together or moved apart to meet the needs of the different purposes. A modular design is also beneficial in other ways, as it:

  • Saves You Money:

Imagine kitting out several office spaces for your business – a boardroom for meetings, a private office space for client meetings, a workspace for your team, a casual area for brainstorming activities… it all adds up. With modular furniture, you are getting rid of single-use items and ensuring that both your space and your furniture is always in use while still meeting multiple, functional requirements.

  • Future Proofs Your Space:

Your company is going to change over the years and your space needs to be able to change with it. Modular office design gives you that flexibility to meet those needs by making better use of your space, so you do will not have to commit to a re-fitment or office move in the future.

  • Makes an Office Truly Collaborative:

Going open plan with your design is not going to automatically create a collaborative space – you need to bring people together and shift their mindset to one that is more interactive, innovative, and engaging. Modular furniture helps achieve this by letting groups of people choose their setting for working together easily and creatively.

  • Showcases Your Progressive Brand:

Your office design demonstrates your company culture, commitment to your employees and your success – and modular office designs are pivotal in showing that your brand is progressive, flexible and creative.

Create a Collaborative Space with Modern Office Cubicle Desk Systems

BE Furniture is a New Jersey-located company that strives to meet all your contemporary office furniture and office design needs. We can assist you with everything from furniture selection, architectural walls and contemporary office interiors to remodeling and furniture recycling. For more information on the latest office furniture designs, from modern office cubicles, cubicle desk systems and modern office chairs to ergonomic desks, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/

Spaces that Inspire Creativity and Innovation

Designing an office is about much more than making sure there’s enough seating and desk space for each employee, it’s about creating a space that embodies your brand, smooths out work processes and enhances productivity and creative thinking. Here are some of the leading sources of inspiration for workplaces that offer it all.

The Natural World: For too long, society has treated work as separate to nature – but where do we all go to relax, re-energize and find inspiration? Nature. Natural light, plant life and fresh air have a significant impact on our wellbeing, health and happiness, and using it in the workplace has the same powerful effect. When there’s a strong presence of nature, people experience less mental fatigue, stress and illness. All these positive effects impact directly on your company’s bottom line through increased productivity, better employee mental and physical health, and increased loyalty and job satisfaction.

Socialization: Human beings are social creatures and most people gain a lot from casual social interaction – even introverts. Parks, cafés and bars all have a social buzz that helps people form relationships, network and de-stress, as well as getting in touch with our more creative, spontaneous sides. In the workplace, this can mean having a social kitchen and dining area that’s casual, creative and inspired by café culture – a place where people can get together without disturbing other employees to eat, talk and brainstorm.

Getting active: There is overwhelming evidence that being physically active is essential to living a healthy, balanced and happy life. Physical activity gets your blood flowing and sending more oxygen to the brain as well as stimulating proteins that improve mental functions. Physical activity improves our health overall as well, boosting our immune systems and readying us to take on new challenges. Another interesting effect is that repetitive action – like jogging, cycling or walking – shifts the brain into a different state (like a mild daydream) known as Alpha state, the ideal brain state for lateral thinking and problem solving. Nike WHQ has a running track for just this reason, but smaller companies can help promote this by starting office clubs for running, walking or other physical fitness activities, or by incentivizing employees to join clubs and gyms outside of work.

Re-Imagine Your Office Space with Contemporary Office Furniture and Design for Increased Creativity and Productivity 

BE Furniture is a full-service specialist in contemporary office interiors, and our experienced team can assist you with everything from choosing modern office chairs, ergonomic solutions, sit stand desks and contemporary executive seating, to designing and fitting out your office remodel. For more information about our products and services and how we design and create contemporary office interiors, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/

 

How to Plan an Office Relocation

Moving offices happens for many reasons, whether your business is expanding, moving headquarters, merging with another company or remodeling. Whatever the reason for your move, it’s important to have a plan in place to manage your office relocation, ensure a smooth process and a productive start in your new workspace. Here are some tips from our commercial office furniture team.

  • It’s never too early to start planning: As soon as relocation is confirmed, it’s time to start planning. The trick is to manage it the way you’d manage any other complex project: note down specific requirements, determine your budget and develop a timeframe. It’s important to have all the details ready about your new place too, from ensuring new furniture and fittings are in place on time, planning out the flow and layout of your new offices, and identifying different spaces for different activities.
  • Go solo or find a partner: While it is possible to carry out an office relocation yourself, many companies do specialize in these projects. If you think that this is something that would work well for your business, start contacting office relocation companies and getting to know their services and the costs involved. This will ensure that you find someone in your budget range who has the experience and resources to do a quality job.
  • Stay in touch: Communication is a vital part of making your move a success and helping staff settle in as quickly as possible. In addition to keeping staff updated on the moving process and expectations, you can also open your door to hearing their concerns – it might give you some great ideas on how to improve the work flow and layout of the new property. Be sure to assign tasks to different members of your team, including setting one person in charge of each division and communal space. Don’t forget to also co-ordinate your move with service providers such as office furniture, telephone, internet and hardware installers, so that your space is ready and functional in time for your move.

Commercial Office Furniture, Design and Fitment Specialists are Here to Help You Move 

Moving offices? Inspired by the latest modern office design ideas? 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 modern office desks, ergonomic desks and modern office chairs to office design, fitment and furniture recycling. For more information, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/

 

Art in the Workplace – What You Need to Know

Modern office design is all about creating a space that is more welcoming, more inspiring and more productive. So, is art an effective way to achieve this? Here’s what our team of contemporary office furniture specialists have to say.

Art is an Untapped Source of Office Wellness 

Numerous studies have shown that while modern office chairs, flexible hot-desking and even plant life have become a focus for creating wellness in the office, art is one area that has been largely ignored. According to a study by Leesman, an organization dedicated to evaluating how workplaces support and affect employee and organizational performance, 80% of office workers say they feel apathy or even hate for the current artwork in their workplace.

Many office design companies as well as the organizations themselves treat office art as simple background decoration that’s not worth the effort to include in their wellness remodel – but this is a very incorrect attitude, and here’s why:

  • Firstly, art is a great way for businesses to support their local community and build ties with their neighborhood, creating an appreciation and a market for the creative arts.
  • Secondly, Leesman report also showed that 50% of respondents believed art to be a part of an effective workplace, as much as good lighting, comfortable temperatures and ergonomic chairs.
  • Thirdly, research is increasingly showing that there is a direct correlation between art and productivity, where the inclusion of an art collection in the workplace resulted in a 14.3% increase compared to a control group.
  • Lastly, art can be a powerful tool for building your brand, whether it’s a wall of bold graffiti art or a water-feature statue that brings that natural touch to the workplace. It speaks volumes of your brands values and vision.

Contemporary Office Furniture for Forward-Thinking Businesses 

BE Furniture is a full-service specialist in contemporary office interiors, and our experienced team can assist you with everything from choosing modern office chairs, ergonomic solutions and contemporary executive seating, to designing and fitting out your office remodel. For more information about our products and services, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/

 

Tips for Your Office Acoustics

Most companies are continuing to move towards open plan workspaces as they save on office overheads and space while boosting productivity, communication and collaboration. However, if these spaces aren’t designed properly, you’ll get the opposite effect as noise and speech distractions make employees frustrated, less productive and unable to concentrate. Here are some tips for keeping your office acoustics down to a comfortable level, from our specialists in modern office cubicles and ergonomic desks.

  • Get the mix of settings right: Open plan design is not just about knocking down all the walls and expecting productivity to go up – it’s about creating a place that works with your employee needs. Recent studies show that workers spend on average just 30-50% of their day working at their desk – so where else are they working and what does that work require? Having a mix of settings to meet these needs – including private and meeting spaces – will prevent open plan spaces from becoming noisy and disruptive.
  • Zone your space for noise: Collaborative work activities are can be as noisy as they are essential, so plan your space out to meet your team’s acoustic needs. Quiet focus areas should be placed well away from areas designed for interaction with intermediate buffer zones between them so that workers are free to perform without infringing on others.
  • Invest in the ABCs: Here, “A” stands for absorptive materials, like ceiling and wall treatments that absorb rather than reflect sound, dampening noise. “B” refers to sound blocking between spaces to stop sound traveling through your building, and “C” refers to cover noise – the use of background noise and electronic sound masking to cover conversations.
  • Office noise policies: It’s also important to have clear office policies to help manage noise in the workplace, from rules like not using speakerphones in open spaces to rules about quiet focus areas and where meetings and collaborative efforts should take place.

Remodel Your Office for Effective Open-Plan Use 

If you want to redesign your office space, our team is here to help. In addition to our wide range of modern office cubicles and cubicle desk systems as well as modern office chairs and ergonomic desks, we can also assist you with workspace design and fitment. For more information on our services and contemporary office furniture ideas, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/