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The Importance of Finding a Workplace Partner You Can Trust Throughout Your Commercial Property Lifecycle

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We talked recently about when to bring a furniture provider into the commercial real estate (CRE) process. It’s not only wise to bring this kind of provider into the CRE process early, but a holistic workplace environment partner you can trust throughout the duration of your commercial property lifecycle. Throughout the property lifecycle there’s a continual need to work with many partners, from groundbreaking to occupancy and other matters for years to come. No matter what stage of the lifecycle you’re in, whether it’s the acquisition, design, build, or maintenance of your property, your workplace partner should be there to support you every step of the way.

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Topics: All Areas, Real Estate

Today's Modern Office: It's Alive!

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George Nelson, Herman Miller's former design director famous for the marshmallow sofa (among other iconic funriture pieces), said:

"Design is a response to social change."

Today, work is social. And smart companies know that workspaces are business tools that reinforce your core values and reflect your culture and brand.

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Topics: Furniture, The Living Office

How are Millennials Molding the Future Workplace?

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Millennials have overtaken Baby Boomers as the largest generation in America. A recent study conducted by Dell and Intel, called the Future Workforce Study, found that Millennials are greatly shaping the workplace. Technology, the physical space, and even virtual reality are all playing an increasingly important role in workspaces today, and are shaping what’s to come. It’s predicted that traditional office design will someday become extinct.

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Topics: All Areas, Q&As

Marburn Academy: Paving the Way for Intentional Learning Spaces

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Marburn Academy is an independent day school and a visionary leader in the education of bright students with learning differences, such as dyslexia and attention difficulties. Their conviction is that every child is capable of succeeding. For the past 30 years, Marburn resided in a former elementary school in the Northland area of Columbus, Ohio. For the past decade, this space was overcrowded and cramped, with a configuration that was less than ideal for a learning environment.

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Topics: All Areas, Learning Spaces

The ABCs of Commercial Floors

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When it comes to commercial flooring, you may come across some unfamiliar terms when researching or beginning a project with professionals. To help, we've compiled a handy list that you can reference whenever you need a refresh on these commonly used terms in the world of floors.

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Topics: Flooring, Commercial Floors

8 Types of Spaces Where You’ll Do Great Work

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Providing a variety of spaces allows associates to choose where they’ll work best, which makes for a happy and productive team. But, it can be difficult to know where to start and where your associates will do great work.

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Topics: All Areas, Space Planning and Design

Our Associates Matter

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When it comes to what matters most to us, our associates round out the top of the list! We recently surveyed our 200+ associates across all of our locations to find out what matters most to them during the holiday season, and to see what their plans are for the coming year.

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Topics: All Areas, Workplace Wellness

3 Signs Your Corporate Brand is Failing in the Workplace (and How to Fix it)

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Just because there's an impressive logo on your wall or business card, that doesn't mean your brand resonates with your employees or your customers. While your brand may easily be recognized, there are no guarantees that people are perceiving who you are accurately.

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Topics: Branding, Experiential Design

Every Seat is a Learning Space: How Higher Education Classroom Design is Changing

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Last week, we held a Learning Studio Design Workshop at all three of our locations. With the help of Herman Miller’s higher education team, Casey Nick and Grant Ponte, we learned a great deal about how classroom design affects learning, student engagement, collaboration, and more. While many traditional classrooms are still present in today’s universities, learning spaces are changing along with changing pedagogy in education.

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Topics: Events, Learning Spaces

Messing With Perfection: How the Iconic Aeron Chair Came to Be Remastered

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When the Aeron chair debuted in 1994, it changed the way people sat and thought about what a chair could and should be. It changed the furniture industry! So how did Herman Miller improve one of the most iconic and beloved chairs in the world? They worked with the co-creator of the original Aeron chair, Don Chadwick, to match the new chair with the context of today’s work and technology. The result is a chair that uses stronger, smarter materials, has better adjustment capabilities, and is a healthier, more comfortable sit. It’s the evolution of a revolution.

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Topics: Furniture, Seating