3 Design Shifts and Workplace Trends to Watch

If there is one thing we can glean from 2020 about the role of the office and workspace, it's that the future of the workspace is flexible. Understanding why we have certain types of spaces, who uses them, and what purpose each holds is already helping us build smarter, more focused spaces of tomorrow, but what does that look like? What will we see throughout this year and beyond to better help us create tomorrow's spaces?

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Herman Miller's Headway Tables Are Making Today's Meetings Possible

Technology – it’s always getting bigger and better, more powerful, and more impactful on how we live and work. With whole-room video conference capabilities, increased WiFi usage and more powerful internet needs, and so many integrated tech tools at our disposal, we’re making work areas and meeting spaces more connected than ever! However, these advancements often come at a price.

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The Future of the Workplace, Seen by Future Leaders

The workplace as we know has been changing even prior to the pandemic. Over the last decade, we’ve seen changes in style, design, form, and even type of space to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s workers. Flexible workplaces have grown in popularity, and flexible desk options have enabled the integration and collaboration of departments like never before. What, then, will tomorrow bring?

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Take an Inside Look at DIRTT's Custom Solutions for the City of Dublin

The options and opportunities with DIRTT interior construction are about as limitless as your imagination, and when the City of Dublin needed to build out and create their new City Hall, DIRTT was the perfect solution that gave them the integrated technology and custom look they needed!

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Working from home? Don't forget self-care!

An increasing number of professionals around the world are working remotely (at least part-time) for the near future. Because most employees didn't have the time to prepare for this big change, many of us weren't prepared with the tools we needed to make working remotely efficient. Even if you have moved on from your kitchen table and now have a proper desk and chair, it's important to remember that we all need a bit of time for ourselves and our health (including mental) needs to be a priority. Here's some ways you can get creative with your self-care strategies.

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How To Overcome Your Biggest Obstacle In Returning To The Workplace

The numbers don't lie: your team wants to return to the workplace, at least part-time. Whether it's a hybrid model (as we're seeing with our schools), back in phases, or whatever format fits your needs, we know the office isn't dead, and you're likely planning for a future where your team can collaborative safely together.

But, like many of our clients, you're probably facing some up-hill battles and complexities that don't make your return a breeze. How do you rearrange desks and workstations? Do you put up plexiglass dividers or barriers? How will your team be able to exist and work safely in one space, and what will you do to ensure their safety is above all else?

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4 Ways to Handle the Unused Furniture In Your Space

So, you're taking a look at your workplace, and you're realizing something: now that people are working remotely (part-time or fully), and now that people in the workplace are distanced and separated, you're left with too much furniture for current needs. 

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Can Workplace Services Help Me Return to Work?

It's the question on many minds: "when my team returns to the office, what will that look like?" Think about your space for a moment. Will you need all of the furniture you have? What will you do if you have too much or too little? How are you arranging your space to keep safe distances, and how will you keep that space clean and safe for your team?

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How Are Kids Staying Safe in the Classroom?

It's the question on every parent's mind: "How will my child stay safe and healthy in a school environment?"

As our children prepare for the school year, we know things will be different. Whether they're fully remote, fully in-school, or a hybrid of both, our learning environments are going to look and feel a little different, but that doesn't mean they have to distract from a child's learning! In these fast-changing times, we're staying attentive to the latest research to design safer classrooms with the right kind of furniture and technology to help keep our kids as safe as they can be. Check out what some of our schools are adopting to make safer spaces:

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Framery: Your Soundproof, Solitary, Space-Making Solution

You need to make a phone call, but you don't want to disturb the whole office. You need a soundproof space to work or call from, but that just doesn't exist in your current area (or at least, not without leaving the building). Maybe you need a quick team huddle, virtually or in-person, and you don't want others to overhear, to disrupt anyone else, or to be disturbed by ambient noises.

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