Think Pink (Noise) + the ABCs of Managing Noise in Open Office Plans
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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.
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.
Working a desk job and staying healthy is challenging. Sedentary lifestyles are known to cause obesity and unhealthy behaviors. As a Washington D.C. office supply company, we are committed to helping companies nationwide improve their productivity and overall well-being of the office.
It’s no secret that the American workplace is changing. As millennials move into the corporate world, their energy and lifestyle have revolutionized many industries. Offices across the nation are changing their atmosphere to attract more potential applicants and to encourage creativity.
Miller’s Supplies at Work just had its 45th anniversary! To celebrate these many years of service and dedication, here are five things you most likely didn’t know about our Washington D.C. office supply company.
After receiving hundreds of great entries for our Ugly Chair Contest, we are excited, and a bit frightened, to announce the winners! During our examinations of all the submissions, we cringed at a handful of hideous, horrific, and horrendous pieces of furniture, but none were quite as appalling or cringeworthy as our victors. So without further ado, we present you the winners of Miller’s Supplies at Work’s Ugly Chair Contest 2016.
Being productive in the office is more than just having a solid 8 hour work day. We work with some amazing companies and have put together a list of some innovative techniques they use to design a space that promotes creativity and productivity. Read on below to learn about some of the most inventive office planning techniques used in modern companies today:
Cleaning is never fun, but it is a necessary evil. Even though the work isn't enjoyable, the products you use to clean get better and better. Everything from counter tops to bathrooms can be sparkling clean in minutes. You might be accustomed to cleaning your home, but don't underestimate the importance of cleaning your office space.