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.
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Is sitting at a desk for eight hours a day destroying your posture? Do you constantly feeling spine and neck pain throughout the course of your day? Chances are you need new office furniture. Think about it: you spend one-third of your day sitting in your office chair, so you might as well make that time as comfortable as possible. One of the best ways to ensure maximum comfort is with an ergonomic chair.
Like every employee or business owner, you know that work can get busy. From the time you arrive at your desk in the morning until you leave at night to get some well-deserved rest, it can be hard to think about anything but all the work you have to do. In a fast-paced office environment, it can be easy to forget or put off things that would normally take priority, such as the organization of your desk.
Office remodeling is not always a fun, easy task – especially not when you are downsizing. George Mason University recently came to Miller’s Office Products with a challenge. The problem: fit the furniture and people of four different spaces into one space. The solution: a combination of unique furniture choices that allow everyone to work peacefully in the same space.
When you walk into work every day, what would you prefer to see— a bunch of sulking faces or a couple of bright smiles and “good mornings”? Learning to lift the spirits of your employees may seem impossible, especially with all of the recent gloomy weather, but by making a few simple changes you can turn those slow days into fun, productive ones. So, what are some easy ways to motivate employees?