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By Mandie Lee
November 22, 2019 Category: Knowledge, Article

Furniture and layout play an outsized role in the success of open office designs. Heres why and what you can do about it. More than any other single factors, furnishings, and layout drive the success or failure of open plan office design. Creating an open plan office where people can be productive demands an honest look at your clients company culture and the way they do business. Open office design means different things to different people, notes Dave Madson, principal at CBT, an architecture, interior design and urban design firm. Even the companies that fully embrace the open office concept still need enclosed or semi-enclosed areas forgroup collaboration, private conversations, and individual work. Its a good idea to start the design process by understandingwhy your client wants an open plan design solution in the first place and envisioning how other spaces and design features can make that approach successful. Companies that implement an open office strategy tend to do so for

1st Annual Bowling Event

By Mandie Lee
August 05, 2019 Category: General, Article, Employee News

NationalOfficecolleagues spared* some time recently to take part in friendly competition at a local bowling alley. A total of eight teams comprised of colleagues from many different departments including our manufacturing facilityhit the lanes for the 1st AnnualBowling Event.We had over 50 people show up and it was a ton of fun, said Teresa Corl, Vice President of Operation at NationalOffice. A striking* level of skill was present! Awards were given to not only the highest-scoring team but also to the best style, best cheerleader and of course the You Stink trophies to the lowest-scoringteam. Everyone had a ball* as evident in the pictures below! We are truly looking forward to the next event. *Puns very much intended :-) - Article by Mandie Lee (1-minute read)

How to make open offices work for everyone

By Mandie Lee
January 14, 2019 Category: Article

Whoever thought that walls and doors could go out of style? Apparently, thats what has happened at offices nationwide. Seven in 10 American offices now have an open floor plan, rather than cubicles or private rooms. The open office aims to boost creativity, productivity and collaboration by making it easy for employees to interact. But that hasnt been the case for everybody. A study published this summer by researchers at Harvard Business School found that in-person interactions actually dropped more than 70 percent after workers moved from a cubicle to an open-plan workspace. Employee productivity also declined. Open offices and isolating cube farms arent our only two choices. Borrowing the best from both design approaches can give workers what theyre really after control and ownership of their workspace. When people decide for themselves where and how they work, theyre happier and more productive. That pays dividends for employees and employers alike. The mystique surrounding

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