Office Interiors Blog

2017 OI Grand Prix

Last month we held the latest iteration of our annual Office Interiors Grand Prix.  Several past competitors returned to the action but there were also several “new” faces in this mix this year.  This new infusion of speedy talent proved to be the crucial addition needed to knock off the three-time reigning champion Dave Usifer.… Read More

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Proud of my “Team”

Is the word “Team” over-used? We hear it all the time; this team, that team, teamwork, our team, your team. The question is when is a team truly a “Team”. One of the measures surely is performance, specifically high performance. In the business world, a high performance “Team” counts when it is measurable such as… Read More

Community Customer Satisfaction

Service that lives next door

Every consumer of technology has gone through it at some point; your device breaks so you call the support line and get someone who isn’t in the same country let alone the same time zone.  They run you through a series of troubleshooting techniques and then when all else fails they tell you to go… Read More

Customer Satisfaction Technology

15 Easy Tricks for a Highly Productive Work Environment

Soothing music can decrease stress and boost focus. If you work in a distracting open office, use noise-cancelling headphones to help you concentrate. Consider investing in a comfortable and supportive desk chair. Sprucing up your space with greenery increases productivity and cognitive attention as well as improving air quality. Buy a decorative pillow or seat… Read More

Productivity

Sit less, move more

Every day I see dozens of articles and blog posts extolling the greatness of Sit to Stand desks and height adjustable tables, but I rarely come across any that actually delve into why they are poised to play such a crucial role in offices.  It really boils down to this, no amount of exercise or physical… Read More

Furniture

More on Communities….

We had another ‘aha’ moment this past week when we hosted hopefully a future Canadian in our showroom. His name is Avijit (Avi) Karmoker and he is from Bangladesh. We are proud to support the Nova Scotia Community College. One of the ways we do that is by providing several NSCC students in need of… Read More

Community

Why I print from mobile

Like many of us, I work in a fast paced and busy environment; I am in and out of the office constantly. There is nothing more annoying than closing down my laptop and walking out to my car, when suddenly“ding” I receive another email. Instead of needing to go back to my laptop, starting it up, logging in,… Read More

Productivity Technology

9 Office Hacks for a Healthy Workspace

When it comes to office interior design, aesthetics is everything, right? While it might look pretty, what about the practical elements of the space; how will people interact with the room? Will it promote creativity and encourage productivity? If you’ve ever worked in a cubicle-style workspace with artificial fluorescent lighting, you know how important these… Read More

Furniture

I used to like my desk. It had drawers.

I am the administrator at Strategic Arts Management (SAM), a non-profit with four part-time staff and a team of consultants who work together to support and serve artists and arts organizations in Nova Scotia. With the new year, we acquired a new location, and—thanks to Office Interiors—new furniture. It’s so much more than furniture! Their… Read More

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