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Sneak Peek of Platform, Our New Workplace Furniture Brand

Written by Jeffrey Braun on December 10, 2018

It’s no secret, we’ve been busy working on our new furniture line…. And just in time for the holidays! We want to give you a behind-the-scenes first glimpse at our inaugural commercial furniture collection — a 90+piece ensemble of soft and hard goods, launching Q1 2019.

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Tags: Platform-U, Company News and Events

4 Insider Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Office Furniture

Written by Editor on December 3, 2018

There’s no denying that furniture can transform a workplace. When a chair or couch feels good, you feel good. Furniture can change the expression of an office and instantly convey a brand’s identity. But office furniture is much more than a decorative item. It’s an investment. With proper planning, you can easily extend the life of your furniture without having to purchase new pieces. And with the proper care, it can withstand the wear and tear of an active workspace and maintain it’s beauty and function for years to come. Below are 4 insider tips to get the most out of your workplace furniture.

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Tags: Tips, Systems Furniture

Top 3 Workplace Industry Design Trends We Saw in 2018

Written by Editor on November 24, 2018

It’s been an exciting year for the workplace industry. Companies are getting more expressive and designing their workplaces to better align with their company values, mission and culture. They understand that their employees are their greatest assets and as a result, are designing their offices to enhance the workplace experience.

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Tags: Workplace Optimization, Design Trends, Healthy Environments, Agile Office

Declutter Your Workplace for Maximum Productivity

Written by Editor on November 12, 2018

Research shows that having an organized, decluttered space can have a positive impact on our lives. However, living a pared-down life is challenging for many. And not only for individuals, but also for companies. Just as people acquire material things over the years, so do organizations. As we’re nearing the end of 2018, it’s time to figure out what can stay and what can go.

 

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Tags: Workplace Optimization, Employee Productivity, Tips

Integrated AEC Teams Drive Design Projects — Here’s How to Set One Up

Written by Editor on October 29, 2018

Assembling the right team will be the first—and possibly the most important—step for achieving success with your workspace design project. Just as an A-team can make a project, an ill-fitting team can cause a lot of project headaches; potentially harming your reputation. As a result, most successful construction projects take an integrated approach to the design, build, and post-occupancy process, cementing the AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) team and subcontractors early on.

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Tags: Project Management, Workplace Optimization, Inventory Management

Biophilic Design: Connecting Workers to Nature

Written by Editor on October 15, 2018

While many of us are logging longer hours and having our phones at arm’s reach 24/7, we’re becoming disconnected from nature and disengaged with our surroundings. But trading outdoor activities with marathon desk sessions doesn’t mean we have to work in an enclosed shell.

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Tags: Culture, Healthy Environments, Employee Productivity, Design Trends

Ergonomics and Workplace Design

Written by Editor on October 1, 2018

Ergonomics is the art of designing a workplace that prioritizes humans and their needs. This human-centric approach is rooted in a scientific discipline and is an important part of workplace optimization best practices. 

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Tags: Workplace Optimization, Design Trends, Healthy Environments, Employee Productivity, Agile Office

Making the Open Office Work Better

Written by Editor on September 17, 2018

Well-designed open plan offices can be extremely effective for improving employee satisfaction when combined with closed spaces; especially,  when tailored to a business’ unique culture. However, open office plans have their distractors with studies citing lower employee performance, among other push backs and issues. We believe open offices have an important place as part of a more balanced approach — a concept that leverages the best benefits of both open and closed workplace design elements. 

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Tags: Workplace Optimization, Design Trends, Employee Productivity, Agile Office

Survey Says: 3 Key Insights to Workplace Solutions, Presented by Capital One

Written by Editor on September 6, 2018

Financial tech services firm Capital One recently released their 2018 Work Environment Survey. Polling 3,500 full-time employees across 5 major markets, with a subset nationwide, the company delved into the impact of workplace design on their productivity, creativity, and satisfaction. Conducted by Wakefield Research, they uncovered three key insights that architects, designers and furniture makers and providers, ought to consider when coming up with workplace solutions. 

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Tags: Culture, Workplace Optimization, Design Trends, Agile Office, Employee Productivity, Healthy Environments

Ergonomics and Collaboration Power Electro Rent’s New Headquarters

Written by Editor on August 31, 2018

Electro Rent, the world’s largest test equipment services company, moved their American Headquarters to the Corporate Pointe at West Hills, a 10-building campus-style setting on 80 acres. They were seeking a dynamic workspace to facilitate collaboration and also provide an ergonomic and healthy environment for their employees.

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Tags: Case Study, Agile Office, Employee Productivity, Healthy Environments

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