Think Pink (Noise) + the ABCs of Managing Noise in Open Office Plans
In new research, global staffing firm Accountemps found that 90% of professionals admitted they sometimes come to the office with cold or flu symptoms. And worse yet, 33% of them ALWAYS go to work even when they’re ill with the cold or flu. Yikes! That’s not right, but it’s the real world.
Trend 1: Benching
In 1989, sociologist Ray Oldenburg coined the term “third place” in his groundbreaking book, “The Great Good Place,” which explored the idea of a public, social place outside of home (first place) and work (second place). His concept of third places looks at how public places like coffee shops, bars, hair salons and bookstores are at the heart of communities.
Going back to school represents a fresh start for most. It’s a chance to learn, expand your mind and ultimately grow into the person you were meant to be.
It’s back to school time – and that brings with it a roller coaster of feelings. From the excitement of a fresh start to the sad reality that summer is truly over. Kids, parents – everyone really – is heading back to busier schedules and new daily routines.
Each year, the team at Miller’s looks forward to attending NeoCon at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. It’s an annual gathering place and launching pad for the commercial design and business interior world’s manufacturers, dealers, architects, designers, end-users, design organizations and media. Here are four trends that dominated the conversation at NeoCon 2019.
Let’s face it: Your workers want and love good coffee. And in this case, giving them what they want is great for you too.
According to the National Coffee Association, 62% of Americans drink coffee daily. And 48% of millennials said they had a cup of coffee they consider to be gourmet the day before.