Category Archives: Productive Commercial Interiors

Commercial & Residential Carpet

Commercial & Residential Carpet Some carpet manufacturers offer both residential and commercial grade carpet. Today I'm reviewing how each type of carpet is specifically designed and constructed to meet the unique needs of its environment and identifying the five main differences between commercial and residential carpet. 1) AESTHETICS You will typically find a wider range…
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Noise and Productivity

Noise and Productivity "The open-plan design of modern offices can lead to harsh acoustic environments, which can harm worker productivity and well-being." A lot of the blame for clamorous offices can be leveled at the trend of open plan offices. These sleek, open spaces are usually comprised of reflective easy-to-clean surfaces (think glass and concrete), which reflect sound, create…
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THE EFFECTIVE OPEN OFFICE PLAN

 “Once the status symbol of anti-establishment Silicon Valley tech companies such as Google and Facebook, the open office floor plan now pervades American workplaces. Supporters say open floor plans provide opportunities for collaboration, improve transparency, eliminate many emails and phone calls, and encourage employee relationships. Detractors claim that they increase distractions and decrease productivity.”  So,…
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COLLABORATIVE SPACES THAT WORK

  Organizations recognize group work is central to success, but struggle to offer effective collaborative spaces. Historically, most collaboration occurred through formal, scheduled meetings having many participants. However, two elements of collaboration have fundamentally changed, both from the perspective of employees, and their organizations.  First, employees increasingly desire social connection and engagement as part of…
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