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Thoughts on the Changing World of Work

Megan Tighe

BY Megan Tighe /

After reading, “The Great Debate: Not Even a Question” by Eva Hagberg-Fisher of Herman Miller, I have some newfound thoughts on the changing world of work we live in.

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Topics: All Areas, The Living Office

Oh, the Workplaces You’ll See in 2017

Ira Sharfin

BY Ira Sharfin /

It’s so much more than just a space. You probably hear us say this a lot and it’s true! As a business, you need to consider more than just your furniture, walls, or branding to remain competitive and attractive to associates and clients alike. It’s 2017 and the workplace is no longer someplace you go to do strictly work; it’s a place you go to have an experience.

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Topics: All Areas, Space Planning and Design

Our Associates Matter

Continental Office

BY Continental Office /

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

Are You Maximizing Your Workplace Investment?

Kim Keyse

BY Kim Keyse /

Did you know that you should really consider your holistic workspace lifecycle, from cradle to grave, to maximize your workplace investment? Many people don’t realize that buying furniture or installing floors is just the first step. Whether you've recently purchased new products or you're looking to refresh and/or reconfigure existing assets, you have a variety of options that can work with even the smallest budget.

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Topics: Services, Space Planning and Design

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

Continental Office

BY Continental Office /

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

Q&A with Mark White, Co-Author of "What's in Your Space?"

Mark White

BY Mark White /

We recently had the chance to sit down with the renowned school leadership and training consultant, Mark White, to pick his brain about education reform and the changing classroom design landscape. Below is our conversation.

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Topics: Furniture, Q&As

How to Protect Your Floors from the Elements

Scott Bartlett

BY Scott Bartlett /

Let’s face it, the floors in our workspaces experience tremendous wear and tear at points of entry. Add unpredictable weather to the mix, and your investment loses value. But you can maximize your flooring investment by protecting it from bad weather, whether it’s the salt and snow from a blustery winter or the moisture from a rainy spring.

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Topics: Flooring, Commercial Flooring

The Rise of the Generation Z Classroom

Lisa Welch

BY Lisa Welch /

Today’s children are born with a tweet. Generation Z has technology in hand from their earliest memories and they grow up and learn in a world unlike any experienced by generations before them. Writing is becoming obsolete. Colors are becoming essential for concentration. Learning through peers is becoming necessary for information retention. So how do teachers teach to this rising Gen Z classroom? Focusing on space is a good place to start.

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Topics: Furniture, Learning Spaces

6 New Ways Workspaces are Being Planned for Workers

Rachel Iannarino

BY Rachel Iannarino /

Measuring performance is essential not only to your bottom line, but it greatly affects workspace environment. In fact, Herman Miller recently cited an article that states by 2017, organizations that track metrics will increase profitability by 20 percent.

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Topics: All Areas, The Living Office

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

Malik Malone

BY Malik Malone /

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: Furniture, Learning Spaces

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Chanel Nelson

CHANEL NELSON

HR GENERALIST
Colleen McLaughlin

COLLEEN MCLAUGHLIN

DESIGN SERVICES MANAGER
Hugh Benning

HUGH BENNING

DIRECTOR SALES
Jason Berwanger

JASON BERWANGER

VP INFORMATION SYSTEMS & BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Kim Keyse

KIM KEYSE

VP DESIGN AND SERVICES
Lisa Welch

LISA WELCH

VP SALES
Malik Malone

MALIK MALONE

DIRECTOR SALES
Mark White

MARK WHITE

CO-AUTHOR "WHAT'S IN YOUR SPACE?"
Megan Tighe

MEGAN TIGHE

CONTENT MARKETING MANAGER