What is a sustainable office? Sustainability, as defined in 1987 by the World Commission on Environment and Development, means "forms of progress that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs." Do you recycle at home? You likely answered yes. Do you recycle at the office? well….. It is important to be mindful of recycling not only in our personal lives, but also in our professional lives. Ok, but how can I recycle at … [Read more...] about Go Green at Work
The Importance of Art in the Workplace
When you furnish and design your workspace or office it is important not to underestimate the value of art. Many people think of art as decorating the space or just filling up walls for aesthetic purposes, but it’s much more than simply sprucing up the office. According to researchers, art can boost creativity and reduce stress especially if they are in the confines of their office eight hours or more. Studies indicate that viewing art can improve stress, memory, and empathy even if you are … [Read more...] about The Importance of Art in the Workplace
Office Etiquette 101
For most of us, work is known as our second home. Therefore, we need to have manners both in and out of the office. Typically, the office space is shrinking to maximize space, so workspaces tend to be “open” or “collaborative” space. Below are 10 key rules to keep in mind while at work: Be on time: being punctual sends the message that you care and want to be there. Don’t come to work if you’re sick: if you are contagious be mindful of your colleagues and work from home. Keep your … [Read more...] about Office Etiquette 101
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Have Tax Code Changes Made an Office Furniture Investment More Feasible for Your Business?
For decades, end-of-year purchases of business assets and property have been common. The idea is to show a lower profit, reduce the company’s tax obligation, and see an immediate benefit by making those investments towards the end of the year. At the end of 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was passed. The TCJA includes new, business-friendly rules that could prove beneficial if you’re looking to invest in your business. More specifically, changes to two methods commonly used to expense … [Read more...] about Have Tax Code Changes Made an Office Furniture Investment More Feasible for Your Business?
Function, Form and Finish: How to Choose the Right Conference Table
When customers ask us to help them choose a conference table, we recommend viewing the process as a strategic business decision as opposed to simply purchasing office furniture. To make the right decision, you need to account for function, form, and finish. In other words, instead of focusing on price, concentrate on a table that can improve productivity and enhance the quality of your meetings. Function: How will your conference table be used? This is the most important question to … [Read more...] about Function, Form and Finish: How to Choose the Right Conference Table
Keep Your Spine Healthy at Work with Good Posture and Ergonomics
Did you know the unhealthiest position for the human spine is the seated position? When you sit at a desk for eight hours or more per day, you put constant pressure on your spinal discs, joints, and soft tissue. If you find yourself hunching over, you can even compress your lungs and other organs. We all know long hours at a desk can cause pain and stiffness in the back, neck, shoulders and wrists. But if the spine is misaligned, communication with the brain can be affected. This can result … [Read more...] about Keep Your Spine Healthy at Work with Good Posture and Ergonomics
Technology in the Workplace
Advances in technology have played a huge role in everyday life, including what we deem as normal in the workplace. Having clever and easily accessible gadgets in our offices have made all of our lives less stressful and allow us to work more effectively and efficiently. At NJ Office Furniture Depot we have a great selection of those exact advanced technological gadgets installed in the furnishings we provide, that everyone needs. Don’t you hate when you’re in a waiting room and your phone is … [Read more...] about Technology in the Workplace
5 Tips for Designing an Office Layout
When you’re designing (or redesigning) your office space, it can feel less like a fresh start and more like you’re playing a life-sized version of Jenga. It doesn’t have to feel that way, though! With a little organization and forethought, your adventures into the world of office layout can be done with confidence, creativity, and satisfaction in knowing that your company is heading in the right direction. So take a deep breath, grab a coffee, and check out these steps for making your … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Designing an Office Layout
Visit Family Owned Office Furniture Company in New Jersey for all your Workplace Needs! Come See the Highest-Quality Showroom in New Jersey!
Is your company looking to give your office a new look? Is your organization seeking furniture for an image that is sleek, modern, and aesthetically appealing? NJ Office Furniture Depot is your premier source for high-quality, professional office furniture. As a family owned business, NJ Office Furniture Depot provides you a showroom and an experience that you’re not going to find at your typical big box stores. We carry a tremendous variety of office furniture ranging from tables, chairs, … [Read more...] about Visit Family Owned Office Furniture Company in New Jersey for all your Workplace Needs! Come See the Highest-Quality Showroom in New Jersey!
5 Essentials for Designing a Medical Waiting Room
In designing a waiting room for a doctor’s office or another healthcare facility, there are a few core principles to keep in mind. For one, you should aim to create a calming atmosphere, so your patients can relax and not stress or become anxious. You should also offer varied seating and entertainment options, so waiting patients are comfortable both physically and mentally. In this post, we’ll explain the five essentials for designing a medical waiting room to offer the best experience for … [Read more...] about 5 Essentials for Designing a Medical Waiting Room
4 Modern Office Furniture Trends
Is your office in need of a desperate makeover due to outdated floor plans and even older pieces of furniture? Maybe it wasn’t in your budget last year or the year before that, but if you want to keep your employees happy, comfortable, and encourage team camaraderie, a new office space can do that. Ready to get started? Here are four winning modern furniture and design trends from NJ Office Furniture Depot for you to try that will not only boost employee efficiency, but look great too! … [Read more...] about 4 Modern Office Furniture Trends
How the Furniture in Your Workplace Affects Productivity
At NJ Office Furniture Depot, we understand that the furniture in your office can have a major impact on the productivity of yourself and your employees. From the tables, chairs, and workspaces your team uses to the overall layout and design of your office space, the furniture decisions you make can have an influence on the daily production of your operation. Watch this video to learn a few ways office furniture can be limiting your team’s productivity, then call NJ Office Furniture Depot to … [Read more...] about How the Furniture in Your Workplace Affects Productivity
How to Create A Professional Office Without Spending A Million Bucks
I need to create a professional office space without breaking the bank. Sound familiar? Since most of us are dealing with tight budgets, we need to achieve a million-dollar space at a discounted rate. Here are a few tips on creating a professional, but inexpensive workplace: Select neutral wall and carpet tones which will complement the workplace and enlarge the space. Lighting is vital, so ensure you have adequate lighting or invest in a cool desk lamp to also open the space. … [Read more...] about How to Create A Professional Office Without Spending A Million Bucks
What are sit-stand workstations, and what are the benefits to utilizing them? Sit-stand workstations are height adjustable. The user can switch back and forth between sitting at their desk and standing. These desks tend to be adjusted electrically, pneumatically or by a crank. Next, onto some important information; why it is absolutely essential to use a sit-stand workstation. According to Washington Post, the "average office worker sits for about 10 hours a day". I repeat; 10 hours a day! … [Read more...] about Sit-Stand Workstations
Benching Vs. Cubicle Workstations
Benching vs. Cubicles. Why continue to subject ourselves to the “cube farm” as Scott Adams’ so adoringly referred to it in his Dilbert comics. We’ll get to that. But first, let’s discuss this trend that’s been popping up over offices everywhere; benches. Benches actually take up less space than cubicle workstations, meaning more workers can be accommodated in a smaller area. They create a more open working environment; one where we can sit among our coworkers and collaborate throughout the … [Read more...] about Benching Vs. Cubicle Workstations
Veneers Vs. Laminates
We come to you today with vital information for your furniture buying experience. Topic of discussion being veneers and laminates. What exactly is the difference? Let’s start with a brief definition of each. Veneers are very thin slices of wood obtained from a tree log. All natural. Laminates, on the other hand, are artificially produced materials, usually made from plastic, paper or foil. Laminates may be made to look like wood. The point of veneers and laminates both being to protect the … [Read more...] about Veneers Vs. Laminates
Ergonomic. It's a neat adjective, both in how it sounds and what it means. Which is \ˌər-gə-ˈnä-mik\, and "(especially of workplace design) intended to provide optimum comfort and to avoid stress or injury." (Thanks Google). Now let's talk ergonomic furniture; more specifically, ergonomic chairs. Did you read our tidbit on sit-stand workstations earlier? (Not to worry if you didn't, you can find it here) Well, in that post we talked about how often the average office worker sits per day. And … [Read more...] about Ergonomic Chairs