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Business of Furniture - July 11, 2018

 
  •   How many interns does it take to fill a "phone booth?" - KI interns took office sharing to a new level when they packed inside the company's phone booth.
  •   It's Not too Early to Plan for Orgatec - While some trade shows are suffering, Orgatec continues to grow. The international trade fair for the modern working world recorded a considerable increase in visitor numbers of more than 10 percent in 2016 with more than 56,000 visitors from 118 countries.
  •   Inspired by Community: The Global Boom in Co-working Spaces - The concepts for these shared offices are as diverse as the people using them and one of the many reasons Orgatec is focusing on the influence co-working is having on workplace design.
  •   Rain Design Believes in Ergonomic Simplicity - As more businesses use Apple products, Rain Design has its sights set on the contract ergonomic product market, showing for the first time on the seventh floor of NeoCon in June.
  •   Time to Get Focused: Workplace Distractions Come with a Price - Though technology distractions are significant, it's really overall workplace distractions which are on the rise and in need of solutions.
  •   2020 and Promob to Merge Business Operations - Promob leads the market in Latin America with interior space planning applications, solutions and content tailored for designers, architects, retailers and manufacturers.
  •   Stephen Says - "So You Never Needed a Resume to Get a Job Until Now? Welcome to the Real World!" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   PLACES - Brunswick Offices – Mettawa
  •   Whiteboard - Creating "in-between" spaces in research facilities / How Design Inspires Creativity in theWorkplace / Open-plan offices have a surprising effect on workplace communication
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest Product Introductions from FUTURE Designs
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News Brief, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, The Stream, Industry Pulse, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Workplaces Magazine - July, 2018

 
  •   WHERE I'M WORKING - Last month I traveled to Bordeaux, France, a beautiful part of the world. I choose to arrive a couple of days early, giving me some time to recover from jet lag and do a little exploring over the weekend. I had also hoped to get some work done.
  •   5 ADVANTAGES OF A DIVERSE WORKPLACE NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT - When an organization embraces diversity and inclusion as an integral part of the fabric of the company, incredible cultural transformations take place.
  •   ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL - When designing physical spaces and products, we often think of ADA guidelines, which have greatly helped to make buildings accessible to those who use mobility devices.
  •   L.L. BEAN WANTS YOU TO BE AN 'OUTSIDER' AT WORK - It is the first-ever, outdoor co-working space, complete with individual workspaces, collaborative conference areas, cycling desks and outdoor team-building activities.
  •   WHY WORKING OUTSIDE IS COMPLETELY NATURAL - Businesses are starting to treat patios and courtyards as more than a landscaping area. These spots can be converted into a pleasant workspace for individuals, meetings and group collaboration. A natural setting can be a refreshing change of scenery that sparks a renewed sense of energy and drive.
  •   THE END OF THE TRADITIONAL 9-5? NEW STUDY FINDS 70 PERCENT OF US SKIP THE OFFICE TO WORK ELSEWHERE - More than two-thirds of global employees work remotely every week, and more than 50 percent do so for at least half of the week, heralding a major reassessment of corporate real estate, according to a comprehensive new global study.
  •   EUROPEANS VS NORTH AMERICANS, WHO HAS THE BEST WORK LIFE BALANCE? - How many hours a week do most people work? Who stays the longest with their employer? The French, Italians, Americans, Turkish?
  •   ICONIC OFFICES: MAXIMIZED DESIGN. MAJOR BRAND IMPACT. - Maximalism has been defined as modern design's expressive side, a style that allows greater freedom and opportunity for personal expression.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and test products for the workplace.
  •   WHAT NEOCON TAUGHT US ABOUT THE FUTURE WORKPLACE - NeoCon is formed around core showrooms, where individual companies selling office furniture, textiles and wallcoverings display their wares.

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