Want Engaged Employees? 9 Things to Measure in the Office

Disengagement in the workplace, and the $415 billion dollars it costs the global economy each year, has become an outright epidemic. According to "360 Steelcase Global Report: Engagement and the Global Workplace," 37% of employees worldwide are highl [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:40+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Productivity, Workplace Design|

5 Shared-Interest Communities Disrupting the Coworking World

Coworking spaces, incubators and accelerators continue to sprout up in record numbers across the U.S., shifting the conversation about where and how work happens. And while entrepreneurs flock in droves, they’re increasingly motivated by much more th [...]

By | 2017-01-10T15:37:24+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Startup Culture, Workplace Design|

4 Powerful Benefits of Coworking for Startups

Coworking spaces are much more than a space for you to work. After all, if all you want is space, you can work from home, go to your local coffee shop or park at the nearest public library. Coworking spaces are different. They aren’t just alternative [...]

By | 2017-07-20T15:57:12+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Startup Culture, Workplace Design|

4 Sure-Fire Ways to Build a Progressive Workplace

In the workplace, some furniture is designed to make your office functional. A desk, ergonomic office chair and conference room are typical components of a typical office. Just bring your computer and you're in business, right? But typical spaces don [...]

By | 2017-11-22T16:01:10+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Workplace Design|

How to Design an Office to Boost Productivity + WellBeing

Workplaces communicate with people. Not to worry. Big Brother isn’t implanting Siri into your office furniture. But the office environment you’ve designed sends a message to the people that work for you.   “Workplaces where employees are engaged comm [...]

By | 2018-05-10T19:33:00+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Workplace Design|

Nature in the Workplace: 6 Ways To Do It Well

Bringing nature into the workplace is not only a beautiful design element, but has been shown to reduce stress, minimize illness and enhance employee wellbeing. Whether your workplace has green spaces inside or access to green spaces outside, the imp [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:43+00:00 April 14th, 2016|Wellbeing, Workplace Design|

Office Zones: 4 Ways to be More Productive at Work

One thing’s for certain: the way we work is changing, which mean offices are changing along with it. Technology has untethered us, making it easy to open a laptop or swipe a phone from virtually anywhere. Three-piece suits have given way to jeans and [...]

By | 2017-11-22T15:21:06+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Workplace Design|

How to Design a Killer Game Room in the Office

Entrepreneurs set on grabbing top talent and injecting their company with startup culture often start by creating spaces to have fun with their teams. They want to create a workplace that projects a sense of passion and puts their personality on disp [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:45+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Productivity, Startup Culture, Workplace Design|

7 Easy Ways to Create New Gathering Spaces in the Office

Just as changing seasons motivate us to change our furniture arrangements at home, our workplace routines, floor plans and layouts often have to change, too. Multi-generational considerations, the pressure to innovate, and the need to attract and ret [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:45+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Workplace Design|

Need Quiet? Optimize your Office for Improved Focus

Introverts often get a bad rap, especially in entrepreneurship. Investors, employees and vendors who provide goods and services at a discount to startups are attracted to people who have the gift of gab. Even our work environment has been optimized f [...]

By | 2017-07-19T20:43:27+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Productivity, Startup Culture, Workplace Design|

8 Ways to Increase Wellbeing at the Office

Though ergonomics and sustainability have long been influencing workplace design, wellbeing is the most recent consideration making headlines when planning your space. Wellbeing is a holistic design focusing on the user, aiming to encourage healthy l [...]

By | 2017-11-22T15:56:01+00:00 January 7th, 2016|Wellbeing, Workplace Design|

3 Ways to Design an Office With Limited Space

Part of living in LA means paying top dollar for a small home or apartment. And while we find ways to make space for dinner parties, working from home without an office can prove challenging. So what do you do to maximize small spaces when square foo [...]

By | 2017-11-22T16:08:03+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Workplace Design|

4 Ways to Control Rising Real Estate Costs

Good news! The United States is adding jobs. The bad news is that the competition for office space is driving up the cost of real estate. Rising real estate costs are especially impacting places like the Bay area, New York City, DC, Los Angeles, Bost [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:47+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Startup Culture, Workplace Design|