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Office Renovation Survival Tips

   “When your office lease expires, opting to stay in place and upgrade your existing space can yield significant savings. However, successfully achieving such cost reduction requires careful attention to and management of a wide variety of issues in what can be a complex project process.” These TIPS WILL HELP ENSURE A SMOOTH TRANSITION DURING AND…
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8 Ways to Boost Creativity in your Space

   “The design of your office can do a lot to foster creativity, so it’s no surprise that successful companies also have fun and liberating work environments.”  DAVID SPENCE If you want to bring your workplace into the 21st century, here's how you can cultivate a more creative office space that will truly inspire your…
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GREEN OFFICE WEEK!

  What happens during Green Office Week During the week, there is a different focus each day. Why not take these challenges live in your office? Focus on Energy (Monday) looks at practical ways to reduce energy consumption. Focus on Transport (Tuesday) considers how workers can reduce their environmental impact through better transportation. Focus on…
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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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ABCs of LEDs: How to choose the right LED color temperature.

    LED BULBS HAVE EMERGED AS THE FRONTRUNNER REPLACEMENT FOR INCANDESCENT BULBS IN THE LIGHTING INDUSTRY. Not only are they more efficient and longer lasting compared to CFLs, advances in LED technology have helped overcome stumbling blocks such as light quality, or what is technically referred to as LED color temperature. WHAT IS COLOR TEMPERATURE? We…
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CHARACTER THROUGH LIGHTING IN THE WORKPLACE

    “Light sets the mood…We constantly find ourselves surrounded by light. It is much more than just illumination. It inspires, attracts, enables communication, sets a mood, and has emotional qualities. Every building and space expresses and communicates an identity, and sometimes also a corporate value.” Sabine De Schutter  Lighting can impact and improve everything…
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LIGHTING THE WAY TO ENERGY SAVINGS

  “While light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have become more prevalent in commercial buildings over the past decade, office spaces in particular have adopted the technology at a faster rate. However, there are still thousands of offices across the country that haven't switched to LEDs. By learning more about the benefits of LED lighting, office owners and…
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THE WELL LIT OFFICE

  “While poor lighting is sure to be stressful and annoying no matter what room you may be in, it can be especially problematic in a home office or in any business setting; in fact, bad lighting is one of the most popular complaints from office employees around the globe” So, what is the right…
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CAN YOUR DOG BE GOOD OFFICE THERAPY?

  “Workplace pets? It's not as barking as it sounds. Far from being a distraction, office animals can help colleagues get on better, reduce stress and raise efficiency. Hazel Davis meets the workers who love their furry and scaly friends.”Hazel Davis Mark your calendars, 24 June is Take Your Dog To Work Day in the US. While…
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