A well-designed office should function like a fine-tuned machine. It’s many parts working in harmony to achieve a common goal – happy employees who produce high-quality work.
If you’ve spent any amount of time socializing with designophiles, one name in particular has likely come up – Eames, Charles Eames to be exact. It is also highly probable that this name was spoken with a tone of reverence usually reserved for dignitaries, royals and nobel prize winners.
A common misconception about workplace mobility is that it is reserved for those Skyping in their pajamas. But the reality is far from it. The category is actually much more broad than we’ve been led to believe.
Office furniture can be conducive to productivity, while remaining aesthetically pleasing to both clients and staff. Nonetheless, the question is something many CEOs have grappled with in recent years.
For far too long the idea that work is not supposed to be fun has pervaded American culture. Blame it on our Puritan forebears or blame it on some of the more common methodologies propagated by the Industrial Revolution, but the average American office worker has become accustomed to looking forward to the weekend far too much.
How comfortable are your employees? If you haven’t asked yourself this question in a while, it may be time to revisit. As recent studies continue to provide insight into the experience of the modern office worker (and collaborative workspaces, in general), product designers continue to develop creative ergonomic solutions at record speeds.