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14 Dec Essential Open Office Design Do’s and Don’ts

Open office design can mean the difference between a thriving, interactive office space and an environment that wears on employees over time. Simply having an open office layout isn’t a solution for a lack of collaboration or the need for a more vibrant company culture. As a dealer, you will have a hand in creating a space that not only pleases your clients upfront, but will give end users a return on their investment well after your consultation. For that, there are some do’s and don’ts. 
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09 Dec Can You Hear Me Now? The Important Balance for Open Office Acoustics

Setting up the ideal open office space isn’t easy. Workers will often resort to noise-cancellation headphones or sneaking into an unattended conference room to find a personal haven for themselves if things get too noisy. While complete silence isn’t necessary to concentrate on high priority tasks or have confidential meetings, there is a threshold where average sound levels have a discernible impact on employee performance and happiness. Finding the right materials and being mindful of office structure can help everyone create better working acoustic solutions.
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30 Nov Cut the Noise: Open Office Solutions for Auditory Distractions

Created to promote collaboration, brainstorming and company culture by design, the open office can be a noisy place. Unfortunately for end users, noise distractions are detrimental to productivity and employee satisfaction. According to the Harvard Business Review, 60 percent of workers and half of all workers without office partitions are frustrated by a lack of noise privacy. Noise-cancellation headphones can only go so far. Dealers must be prepared with solutions to help end users find the auditory privacy solutions they need.
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16 Nov Open Office Solutions: Promoting Natural Light

Not all lighting sources are equal, especially when it comes to employee productivity, health and overall happiness. A nearly windowless workplace design drenched in fluorescent lighting will not only cause employees to be less alert, but will lead to a quicker onset of late-day fatigue. How you manipulate natural and artificial lighting means far more than illuminating a room. Your lighting decisions within workplace design hold weight.
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11 Nov Variety is the Spice of the Open Office — Creating Unique Collaborative Spaces

As a dealer and consultative expert, helping your clients create a flexible, multi-purpose open office space requires understanding the function of different collaborative spaces. Not every shared space is created equal, nor should they be. Gone are the days where the traditional, enclosed conference room is the be-all and end-all space for team meetings and group work. Creativity and innovation thrive where social connections are prioritized, but where privacy is also held at a premium. This requires recommending ideas for a variety of spaces that satisfy very different needs, all under the “collaborative” umbrella.

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03 Nov Protect Your Reputation: What You Need to Know About Open Office Solutions

As the open office concept becomes increasingly more popular, what is seen as the best solution for increased collaboration and cultural development has room for improvement. A poorly designed open office can instead ruin collaboration and deter productivity. As a dealer, protecting your reputation and leaving the end-user satisfied will require you to better understand what makes the open office work and develop ways to mitigate its weaknesses. This post will cover some methods to help you deliver a better experience and gain rapport with clients.
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