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Office Soundproofing for Sanity and Productivity
Thu, 18 Jul 2024 15:00:17 +0000

For every design problem, there is a creative design solution. Take, for instance, the outdated and flawed hierarchical office layout where people had individual spaces and rarely interacted with one another. The solution: the open office. But, as we all know, the open office is fraught with its own design issues. One of the biggest is the intrusive sound level within the space. But what about soundproofing? The floor plan produces too many opportunities for noise with meetings, phone calls, music, and conversation. Those who need to hear you, like customers and colleagues, have difficulty doing so. The result: employee productivity goes down due to an inability to concentrate, and privacy goes out the window. The solution: reduce the sound so that it’s not so loud and disruptive. The way to do it can be attractive and creative thanks to good design. Acoustic Decisions To save money, most businesses move into already established buildings and need to manage noise pollution, unlike new builders who can design with sound in mind. That said, there are two ways to think about sound as you look at the office space you’re retrofitting. When approaching the sound solution, bear in mind there are two […]

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NeoCon 2024: Discover the Future of Modern Office Furniture and Design Trends
Thu, 11 Jul 2024 15:00:46 +0000

NeoCon – the Mecca of modern office furniture – did not disappoint this year. Last month in Chicago at THE MART, people came together from all around the world to debut and explore new collections, trends, textiles, and more. NeoCon truly showcases the newest, most cutting-edge elements of office design. Vibrant colors and engaging textures have found their own place in the office. New tech-enabled furniture is replacing outdated solutions. And as work styles and offices change, the designers adapt. NeoCon 2024 gave us answers to problems we didn’t even know we had. However, here are a few of the biggest emerging trends and what’s to come for the future of office design. Out with the Old The office environment and the impact it has on employees has been a focus of office design. Whether livening up a space or showcasing a company’s brand, the colors used in the office are just as important as the furniture we choose. The designs showcased at NeoCon 2024, showcased an elegant combination of functionality and beauty. The office has been gradually changing every year. However, utilitarianism is starting to take a back seat. Furniture is becoming art. Art is becoming functional. Office furniture […]

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Top 5 Emerging Industries of 2024
Thu, 20 Jun 2024 15:00:34 +0000

From one year to the next, there’s a handful of industries that experience fast-paced growth. Whether they’re emerging or growing rapidly, some fields just seem to catch fire and become a gold rush of opportunity. Between innovation and demand, there’s often a very good reason why these industries start trending up. The technology sector might be driven by the mass adoption of AI. Renewable energy could be accelerated by the world’s growing population and environmental awareness. And a global pandemic can propel healthcare to growth for many years to come. But from year to year, with constant opportunity, these industries evolve. While some rise to the top and others fall to the bottom, it’s worth examining who’s leading the pack in these top 5 emerging industries. Top 5 Emerging Industries Although the top industries might seem obvious, data solidifies their spot on the list. Let’s look at the top 5 growing industries and why they deserve their time in 2024. Healthcare The healthcare industry has seen constant growth for a while. However, certain factors are supporting its continued growth over the next several years. Healthcare is an extremely broad industry. From nurses to behavioral health counselors, to pharmaceuticals, many smaller […]

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How to Plan and Execute Effective Business Growth
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 15:00:42 +0000

Whether your business is growing from a few employees to many, or there’s a need to expand your operation, a growing business should be celebrated. It’s an exciting time. Welcoming change and planning for the future are necessary for future success. But too often companies focus on the big things and the smaller details are thrown by the wayside. There are many elements of a business that should be taken into consideration. It’s important to step back and ask yourself, “What am I forgetting?” The answer might not be anything. However, you might find yourself with more work cut out for you than you expected. Whether it’s staffing your business to welcome growth or providing employees with the tools they need to succeed, don’t forget to check all of the boxes. How to Grow Your Business Every business is different. The employees, the scope of work, and the business model are not the same across the board. What works for one business might not work for the next. This goes for the day-to-day and the future. Harvard Business Review wrote a detailed report about the stages of business growth, how to plan for that growth, and how to put those […]

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Foolproof Tips for Working from Home in Comfort and Style
Thu, 06 Jun 2024 15:00:08 +0000

Over the last 18 months, many offices adapted to the government mandates by quickly shifting to a work-from-home model. Now, as the return to work seems to be experiencing a bit of a setback, the where and how we complete our work may be shifting once again. If you will be working from home full or part-time, incorporating modern home office furniture concepts into your at-home office can ensure you are working in comfort and style. The future of work for Americans may be a hybrid model. Hybrid work by definition means working from home 25- 75% of the time. Employees who worked hybrid at the height of the pandemic experienced better mental health, stronger work relationships, and feelings of burnout decreased. Flexibility in Working Environments This flexible way of working, or what is referred to as the productivity anywhere model, is being incorporated into a majority of organizations that are experiencing high growth. Organizations that are experiencing negative or zero growth are primarily focused on the physical location of work or the actual location of the work environment. Whether we like it or not, the pandemic has changed how businesses operate, and now more than ever workplace flexibility needs […]

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Why Do You Need an Acoustic Office Phone Booth?
Thu, 16 May 2024 15:00:17 +0000

The way we work is constantly evolving. That means our environment, atmosphere, and offices are changing just as much. As the scope of work changes in our day-to-day, shouldn’t the tools and furniture we use change as well?  From collaborative work to recreational areas to private, focused areas, it’s important to provide employees with what they need to successfully do their jobs. The acoustic office phone booth might just be the answer. If your company has changed over the years, shouldn’t the way employees work change as well? Office mental health, well-being, and the ability to perform efficiently have come to the forefront of office design. The modern office has evolved into an experience. It isn’t just about aesthetics or functionality, exclusively. It is the perfect marriage of both. However, in an office that blends both, how do you maintain modern aesthetics and certain aspects of work? Focused private work is a struggle. For decades, the solution has been the bland office cubicles. However, they weren’t aesthetically pleasing. At the same time, they closed employees off from others without really closing them off from others’ noise. As these problems are addressed in modern office design, the perfect solution has found […]

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Does a Pet-Friendly Office Work?
Thu, 09 May 2024 15:00:16 +0000

There’s no doubt that most people get excited at the site of a furry friend. Whether you’re walking down the street or seeing a picture, animals can easily turn your day around. But is there a place for our pets in the office of the future? Some might find it to be a distraction in the office but for those who embrace it, does it impact how they work? It turns out that not only welcoming pets into the office might do more than just improve employee satisfaction. A pet-friendly office can change our workplace experience. Including your furry companion in your day-to-day can directly affect how you work, how your employees work, and how everyone approaches their day. However, there’s a debate when it comes to the practicality of bringing your dog to work. Does it distract employees more than they help? Are there ways to replicate how dogs make employees feel? Oh, and allergies. Making a dog a part of your workday isn’t for everyone, but it might benefit you and your employees more than you think. Do Pets Improve Our Well-being? To understand the impact that our pets have on our well-being in the office, it’s important […]

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Is Your Office Flexible?
Thu, 02 May 2024 15:00:01 +0000

It’s important to make your office flexible, comfortable, and productive for your team. Your best talent will spend the majority of their week in your office, so why not design a space that caters to all of their needs and allows them to work at their highest level of success? The office is constantly buzzing with activity. Your team’s workday is never the same and your employees will move from project to project and meeting to meeting at a moment’s notice. Without a flexible office, they won’t be able to perform at their best. Here are a few ways to create a flexible office space with modern and contemporary office design: Make Your Spaces Multifunctional Here at StrongProject, we emphasize the importance of creating multifunctional spaces. Typically, that means creating spaces that allow your team to move from privacy to team collaboration, meeting to conference, and project to project with ease. When it comes to creating a flexible workplace, we suggest taking that “multifunctional” theme to the next level and transforming every part of your entire office. Every workspace, meeting place, and area of your office can be used for a variety of unique and functional purposes. If you have […]

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Movable Office Furniture – Stay Mobile in the Office
Tue, 16 Apr 2024 15:00:24 +0000

During the day, employees move throughout the office. They work in open spaces with others when they need to collaborate, the work behind their desk, and they connect with others in recreational and wellness areas. Employees aren’t stationary and their furniture shouldn’t be either. Movable office furniture creates a dynamic office. We have come to associate the word mobile with on-the-go. Smartphones, laptops, or anything you can take with you, but in the office, being mobile doesn’t mean the same thing. In the office, being mobile means being movable and being able to adapt to different work settings depending on the scope of work and employee needs. But how does movable furniture help you create an adaptive space? Movable vs. Mobile Movable and mobile furniture are used to create an easily reconfigurable space. Our complete mobile office in a box gives you the ability to do just that. Our modern workstations can easily be configured as stand-alone workstations or used together to create a row or pod of desks. The StrongProject mobile workstation is also a solution for creating a temporary workstation. Our complete mobile office in a box also folds away and nests with others to tuck away when […]

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Flexible Office Design: Creating Spaces That Work for Everyone
Tue, 09 Apr 2024 15:00:34 +0000

With the increasing adoption of the hybrid model, companies are left trying to figure out how to transition to an office that better meets employee needs. Companies are having to focus on what’s important – functionality and experiences. Following the pandemic and employees experiencing a taste of independence and freedom, employees have developed a work style that is hard to translate into office design. Modern office design has shifted to addressing the unique needs of the workforce. Whether it’s a focus on connection or the increasing need for wellness areas, companies are starting to build nontraditional spaces. These spaces might be difficult to incorporate into the traditional office. However, flexible office designs can make it easier to include these much-needed zones. But why do you need a flexible office design? A flexible office design can help you seamlessly integrate these specialized solutions into an office space. Creating division in the office can have a negative impact on the way we work. However, a flexible office design can help you avoid this division and lead to a more efficient and effective office design. But what is a flexible office design? What is a Flexible Office Design? A flexible space is dynamic. […]

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