Commercial Insights

Creating Safe Workstations Post Coronavirus

As businesses begin to cautiously reopen their physical office locations after the Coronavirus outbreak of 2020, we are asking ourselves if the popular trend in open office space will still apply to the current office culture. In the short term, the answer will be no. There will be a need for physical separation of 6 […]

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Buying Vs. Renting Office Space

Most businesses at one time or another are faced with the question of what is better, buying or leasing office space. There are many pros and cons that a business owner must weigh in either choice when making those decisions. First you should ask yourself a couple questions: 1.How long can you commit to a […]

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How to Declutter Your Office Before Relocating

If you’re moving offices, you’re likely focused on boxing up your belongings and coordinating the move. You’re also missing out on an opportunity to declutter your current office so you can have a fresh start in your new space. Just like moving apartments, decluttering your belongings will make for an easier and less expensive move. […]

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Tips for Startups Renting an Office

As a startup, it’s only natural to start working out of your garage, home office, basement, or even kitchen table. However, as your business grows and becomes more successful your kitchen table probably won’t cut it. You need space to meet with clients, collaborate with your staff, and create separation from your home life. Once […]

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The Future of Office Design

Office design has come a long way in the past decade or so. Gone (for the most part) are the rows of cramped desks where all you can hear is the sound of typing. Even cubicles have gone by the wayside in exchange for more open office plans that encourage collaboration and communication. However, as […]

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How Gen Z Will Impact Your Workforce

Just as you’ve started to get a handle on what Millennials look for in a prospective employer and company, a new generation of workers is on the horizon. The iGeneration, or Generation Z, are those born between 1995 and 2010, with the oldest being about 23 and just entering the workforce. The U.S. Census Bureau […]

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How to Increase Your Customer Retention

For those in a product or service-based industry, customers are the number one priority. However, often the chase for new clients makes us forget about our existing clients. While trying to win over a prospective client, we don’t effectively address the needs and wants of existing clients. As a result, those clients leave and the […]

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How to Make Monotasking Work for you

Multi-tasking has been proven to heighten mental stress, ruin memory and concentration, and be literally impossible. So why do we still do it? “As much as people would like to believe otherwise, humans have finite neural resources that are depleted every time we switch between tasks,” The New York Times reports. “That’s why you feel […]

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Work-Place Parking Lot Etiquette

  Parking lot etiquette (no, we did not make it up) is a crucial but often forgotten about element to employee happiness. Where and how employees park can improve morale, make you an employer of choice, or lead to hard feeling among co-workers. A clear parking policy that includes etiquette will ensure your employees have […]

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What is Activity-Based Working?

If you’ve attended a trade show, conference, or even just talked with your friends recently, you may have heard about activity-based working (ABW for short). ABW is rapidly becoming one of the most popular workplace strategies and organizational trends. With ABW, it’s left up to employees to decide where to work depending on the type […]

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Creating a Customer Centric Business Culture

In a time when businesses and brands are focused on the consumer and the customer experience, it’s more important than ever to develop a customer centric business culture. A customer centric business culture starts by focusing on your own employees. When your employees are engaged, the exceptional customer service and loyalty will fall into place […]

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Can’t Concentrate at Work? This is Why

Did you know that a loss of visual privacy is the number 2 complaint from employees who work in an open office? Distractions pull employees away from their screens and disrupt the work flow. Visual noise, or the activity and movement around the edges of an employee’s field of vision, disrupts concentration, analytical thinking, and […]

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How to Make Your Open Office Private

Remember five years ago when you decided to redesign the office to have an open floor plan? The idea was exciting, and your employees were on board with the decision. Fast forward to now; privacy is at an all-time low and employee’s productivity is suffering. So how do you encourage collaboration while still offering privacy […]

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Tips for Finding A New Office Space

There’s nothing better than seeing your company grow and expand. Sales are up, employees are happy and you’re hiring more team members. More often than not, a growing company requires a bigger office space. If your company has outgrown its current location, keep reading for our tips on finding a new office space. Talk to […]

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How to Tidy Up Your Business

While the hype surrounding Marie Kondo and her Netflix show, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, has died down, the decluttering method is still as useful as ever. The series offers viewers organization tips to rid their homes of clutter and live a simpler life. Marie Kondo has created a global sensation, teaching others to only […]

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Four Ways to Matter to Millennials

By now there is no way of denying that Millennials choices and preferences have a profound impact on the way companies operate. The youngest Millennials’ are 22 years old, meaning many are now in the work force or will be entering it soon. Their influence is shifting the way people work – forcing companies to […]

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Is Noise Pollution Causing Your Employees to Quit?

At some point in the last decade, open plan offices became desirable by business owners and employees alike. They promised increased collaboration, productivity, and symbolized a youthful company culture. However, for many employees this has not been the case. 63% of employees say they lack quiet space for focused work, which has a negative effect […]

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Three Ways to Spark Inspiration at Work

Feeling bored and depressed at work? While these can be signs that you should start looking for new job, they may also be signs that you’ve fallen into a rut. It’s easy to succumb to habits and daily rituals that ultimately lead to boredom and a lack of inspiration. The next time you find yourself […]

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Benefits of Leasing Office Space

To rent or to buy office space? That is a question that every business owner will find themselves asking at one point or another. While owning property can be enticing on the surface there are plenty of benefits to leasing that you should consider. Flexibility When you lease office space it’s a lot easier to […]

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6 Ways to Create a Healthy Work Life

  Business owners and their employees know how busy work schedules can be, whether or not steps are actively taken to stay healthy is a different area to master aside from maintaining a busy schedule. While you or your staff may not always put yourselves first, it’s important to do so as much as possible. […]

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Boosting Your Business’ Credibility

  Running a successful business is more than having a product or service that people are searching for, it’s also about being honest and credible. The credibility of your business can lead to increased customer loyalty. So if the business’ credibility is moderately low, how do they increase it? Traits of a Credible Business Brand […]

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What Zoning Laws Mean for Your Business

    Zoning laws, or zoning ordinances, determine how land in any given area is to be used in addition to building regulations which determine the maximum building size as well as the need for fire escapes. Whether you’ve just started a business or you’re determining where to set up shop, it’s important to understand […]

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3 Ways Your Office can Enhance Your Brand

  For many business owners branding seems like an outward facing project – portraying a specific image to your clients or how the general public sees you. However, what happens inside your building is just as important. Branding for your company doesn’t end with your digital appearance or signs on the outer wall of the […]

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Turn Business Failures into Success

  Throughout your time as a business owner, you will have a series of happy moments as well as moments that didn’t go quite as expected. It’s important to keep yourself and your business on track and not allow these moments to become monumental. So how do you turn a business failure into success? • […]

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4 Ways to Encourage Office Collaboration

  If your team has been feeling overwhelmed with work, or they have encountered a mental road block that’s keeping them from completing a task or coming up with fresh ideas, then it’s time to incorporate items into your office space that encourage collaboration. Encourage Office Collaboration in 4 Ways 1. Creative Space: Whether your […]

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5 Team-Building Activities

    Team bonding and growth are essential for any business, but, it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. Bringing your team together can be as simple as getting up from your desks and going outside. 5 Team-Building Activities That Won’t Break the Bank 1. Book Club: You can meet monthly or quarterly, whichever […]

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4 Tips for Maximizing Your Office Space

  With the amount of time you spend in your office taken into consideration, it is important to maximize your space while creating efficiency. It’s a fine line between “organized chaos” and “chaos”, and from an outsider’s perspective, they could look the same. 4 ways to maximize office space 1. Declutter and define: Clutter can […]

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