Cubicles were invented to give office workers a sense of freedom
08 Dec

Cubicles were invented to give office workers a sense of freedom

The history of Cubicles is diverse. Cubicles were invented to give office workers a sense of freedom. New modern cubicles can promote freedom and creativity. Cubicles help organize a workspace. Before Robert Propst came around, offices looked like assembly lines. Flat desks were set up side by side so that management could look over employees like supervisors observing machines on the factory floor. But Propst, the head of research at the Herman Miller furniture company, thought something needed to change. “Today’s office is a wasteland,” Propst wrote in 1960. “It saps vitality, blocks talent, frustrates accomplishment. It is the daily scene of unfulfilled intentions and failed effort.” So in the 1960s, Propst designed a new type of workspace called the Action Office. It consisted of three-walled, hinged dividers, built for “movement” and “flexibility,” a far cry from the oppressiveness we now associate with the cubicle. Partly this is due to the fact that the Action Office wasn’t actually a cube. The modular mix of walls and desks were dynamic and gave workers both the privacy to focus and the space to collaborate. Through the 1970s and 1980s the Action Office concept caught on. But, as the design continued to spread from office to office like a game of telephone, it started to lose its integrity. Managers squared off the corners of workstations in order to cram more desks into a room. Eventually, many offices resembled the cube farms we know today. Over time, the Action Office not only lost its original design, but also its reputation. The recessions of the 1980s and early 1990s brought workers from office to office, box to box. A spike in mergers and acquisitions shipped workers to and from offices en masse. Clusters of desks sat empty like a group of unmarked tombstones. Instead of freedom and modernity, the cubicle became a mark of replaceability....

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Office Christmas Party
27 Nov

Office Christmas Party

Planning your office Christmas party?  Need decoration ideas?  Cubicles Plus Office Furniture is here to help! Since The Grinch is so big this year, why not have an office Christmas party around The Grinch? 32 Grinch Whoville Christmas Party Decoration ideas: To host the most stylish Seuss party that your head can imagine, you will require plenty of wild decorations. Its an easy, inexpensive craft your kids can help with, too! Themed holiday parties have to be the ideal thing to find everybody in the holiday spirit.  This was one of his best works in my personal opinion. Usually, the animals were only predicted to do the actions they were ready to do based on their specific personalities and physical capabilities. It needs to be noted that there are several romantic elements to this story, but they’re not the controlling worldview. Dressing up is an enjoyable way for everybody to be involved and is so cheap and uncomplicated! Bleacher seats can be found between Orange Drive and Highland Ave on either side of the street. You’ve has been out of the home! This is among our favorites, perhaps our favorite figurine because of all of the detail and happy faces. Remy, a youthful rat, is taking every attempt to develop into a specialist chef. Besides that, this is a really entertaining feature film. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a tiny bit more! When the base coat is dry you can begin getting really creative! It’s sweet but salty and a small bit chocolatey.   Article Link Source: https://www.vanchitecture.com/2017/11/10/32-grinch-whoville-christmas-party-holidays-decor/

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Christmas Decorating Ideas for Offices
16 Nov

Christmas Decorating Ideas for Offices

Christmas Decorating Ideas for Offices. Decorate your desk, cubicle, office door, pictures and more ideas. Use wrapping paper, light sets, stockings, fake snow and more. Be creative and see if you can challenge yourself to take your office decorating to the next level this year! Angela Westfield spent 18 hours building a log cabin out of cardboard carpet rolls at her office at the W Minneapolis hotel in Minnesota. When she was done, she probably had the most festive cubicle in the country, decked out with fake snow, flashing lights and an alpine garland. The awesome structure, more 6 ft high, features a walk-through door, a snow-covered roof and an alpine garland, which is all topped with flashing fairy lights. Red and green stockings hang from the exterior. One of Angela’s co-worker, Matt, told CNN that he “uttered a swear word” the first time he laid eyes on her unrecognizably transformed cubicle. Angela herself hopes that her hard work will help her take the first place at her office’s annual cubicle decorating contest. Angela began building her festive cubicle in the garage at her home with some help from her husband, Alex. Each of the tubes, bought at a local DIY store, were trimmed to the precise length before being glued together. Angela even added a window in her log cabin to allow her boss to check up on her. This one will take more planning and time....Log Cabin look is very creative! Toyland, Candy Canes, Artificial fireplaces and more! Do you have the creative itch to take it to the next level? Sometimes all it takes is a strand (or, many strands) of lights to get in the holiday spirit. Your boss may not love the electric bill, but your coworkers will sure love the display.      

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Cubicles of the Future
08 Nov

Cubicles of the Future

If you were to use cubicles for customized and personalized workspace, these new cubicles can be the answer. These cubicles are the future of collaboration and work space configuration. It’s late afternoon, and your coworkers are being loud again. You have work to do, so you pop in your earbuds to drown out their voices–but it doesn’t work, because you can still see someone showing off their new juggling skills. If only I had a cubicle! you think. (See our line of cubicle furniture and design options). In a professional world dominated by open-plan offices, some people find themselves longing for the cubicles of yore. They might have been beige, but at least they were easier for getting your work done. So how would you design a cubicle for the 21st century? That’s the question that Fast Company posed to the design studio Rapt as part of our series Provocation. The workplace-design experts concocted two futuristic concepts in response, both of which give people private space for focused work and meeting space for collaborative work–in completely radical ways. A ROBOT FOR EVERY CUBICLE Rapt’s designers envisioned a concept in which everyone gets a private space to work when they want it. But there’s a catch: Each private cubicle sits on short legs, enabling small warehouse robots to scuttle around underneath them. Then, the robots can pick up the cubes and move them around the office based on what each person and team needs for the day. For instance, if you have a day of heads-down work, you’d get assigned a private cubicle so you can focus. If you have a day full of meetings, and you don’t need private space, your cube combines with other cubes to create a larger space in which to work with your colleagues. The robots shift the office...

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Home office distractions – how to work smarter
05 Nov

Home office distractions – how to work smarter

Working from a home office can make you happier and more productive, but only if you set some firm limits on how you spend your time. Working from a home office can be a perk and a burden. Read why you need to set some rules and guidelines to help make your home office more efficient. Offering flexible work arrangements is considered the most effective perk for attracting and retaining talent, according to a study by the Society for Human Resource Management. The benefit for employers is that people who work from home office tend to be more productive and happier, according to a new study by Porch, a website that matches homeowners with home service professionals. However, there are unique distractions to overcome that don’t always happen in the office. According to Porch, the biggest distraction is the television; 76.1% of remote employees have worked with the TV on. The next is doing personal tasks while on the clock, with 64.6% of remote employees admitting to doing things like paying bills or online shopping. Other distractions include taking a shower, running errands, exercising, and going out for coffee at 27.6%. “A lot of employees are catching themselves doing most of these things, but they’re also far more productive,” says Chris Lewis, project manager for Porch. “You can feel more inclined to take a break when you’re not in front of others, and once you get into that calmer mindset, you get an extra boost to get through the day.” But just like in the office, distractions can be harmful. “If you are the type of person who can run a few errands, meet a friend for coffee, and go to the gym, and still put in your full work hours, it’s fine to have flexibility,” says productivity expert Laura Stack,...

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Halloween Cubicle Decorating Ideas
26 Oct

Halloween Cubicle Decorating Ideas

Using natural materials and your stash of craft supplies, many options exist for creating a personalized Halloween Cubicle Decorating Ideas. Choosing a theme helps you create an artistic arrangement and avoid the clutter of a hodgepodge of objects. Halloween cubicle decorating should be simple and fun without causing any anxiety or physical barrier. Decide which surfaces are available to decorate. Read the office guidelines and ensure your decor doesn't interfere with your work or annoy your coworkers; avoid noisy objects, blinking lights and other distractions for Halloween Cubicle Decorating. "Decoratable" Surfaces If you have magnetic or glass vertical surfaces, the weight of some objects, such as wreaths and heavy hanging decorations, probably won't work. Make lightweight paper decorations; use old dictionary pages and black acrylic paint to create Halloween silhouettes of crows, jack-o'-lanterns and other icons. Add another layer with die-cuts and vintage Halloween postcards punched with holes, tied together at the upper corners to make pennants and garlands. Display a collage of photos of past Halloweens with costumed family and friends in a frame or hang them on a twine "clothesline" with small wooden clothespins. Add autumn leaves and scrapbook paper tags for variety. Handmade and Inexpensive Decor Make a Halloween tree using a small freestanding pot, jar or urn; cut dry florist foam to fit inside it. Add the foam, tape across the top to anchor it in the pot, and top with dry Spanish moss. Push bare twigs into the foam, and add color by scattering fall loves around the base. Show your personality by clipping old photos or Halloween ephemera to the twigs with aged clothespins or tie them on with twine or raffia. Add texture and color to your arrangement by tying on a few ribbons and more autumn leaves if desired. Another option is to...

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Remote Workers Are Outperforming Office Workers-Here’s Why
15 Oct

Remote Workers Are Outperforming Office Workers-Here’s Why

Good article talking about home workers vs corporate offices. A good home office setup is crucial to remote work success! Have you seen any of these gimmicky office designs? Candy dispensers in conference rooms. Hammocks and indoor treehouses. Tech companies tend to be the worst offenders with the startup favorites: beer taps and table tennis. Maybe there is fun for a moment when the candy bar drops -- but does all that money spent on gimmicks deliver anything meaningful for the people who work there? I have to wonder why company founders are trying so hard with these in-office "perks." I get that the goal is to create collaboration and fun. But I think this is doing more harm than good. And research shows that the problem is only getting worse. In fact, one study found that the number of people who say they cannot concentrate at their desk has increased by 16 percent since 2008. Also startling: The number of workers who say they do not have access to quiet places to do focused work is up by 13 percent. It should not matter where people are getting the work done -- as long as they are focused and working hard each day. This is one of the reasons why we founded Aha! on the premise and promise of remote work. Remote work is working for us. We are one of the fastest-growing software companies in the U.S. and a 100 percent distributed team. I am not alone in this belief. Plenty of studies and surveys show the power of remote work when it comes to productivity. Here are three reasons remote workers outperform office workers: 1. Productivity With no office distractions and greater autonomy, remote workers have the freedom to get more done. This is something most people...

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The Importance of a Good Office Chair
25 Sep

The Importance of a Good Office Chair

At Cubicles Plus we offer in-home consultations to get you set-up with good, quality home office furniture. Everyone needs a good quality desk to pay bills, play computer games and have a place to work from home. Wether its managing home bills or just writing an old fashioned letter. After yet another day where we had to take a break to help soothe our aching backs we knew it was time to take a deeper look at how we work. As folks that primarily work from home, we can be found doing our jobs from the couch, kitchen table, or our tiny home office. Surprisingly, or not, we've found that the back pain increases when we work from our home office, which means that we've got a bit of a problem and we're pretty sure it's the chair. Ergonomics are important, but we had mistakenly thought that if we had our desk at the correct height and hands in the optimal position for typing that we could get away with an inexpensive poorly design chair in our home office. After reading a 6 page report from the Continuing Education Unit at Herman Miller we are no longer labouring under such misapprehensions. What did the report have to say about chairs and health while working? Well, it's all about the back. A good chair provides proper lumbar and pelvic support which results in your back muscles being less stressed. Unfortunately, many chairs do not offer adequate support and that combined with long durations of sitting down at work, explains why people who sit all day have about as much lower back pain as people who spend most of their time in a standing position. As the report states, the more we sit, the higher our risk of herniated discs and other back...

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Top 58 Most Creative Small Home Office-Organizing Ideas and DIY Projects
14 Sep

Top 58 Most Creative Small Home Office-Organizing Ideas and DIY Projects

Tips to keep your small home office organized and more efficient. Organizing is great. I mean, without it you have those episodes of never being able to find what you need or not knowing where to put things when you buy them. While there are tons of products that you can buy that are designed to help you to get your home organized, we like the DIY of doing things so we have a few ideas for organization tips that you can do yourself, from things around your home. For instance, have you ever thought of using an old tension curtain rod for a cabinet divider? How about keeping your pot and pan lids neatly organized with a magazine rack? There are ideas for attaching undershelves in cabinets so that you can make good use of all of your cabinet space. Let’s face it, there are never enough cabinets in the house, especially in a home office. There are organization tips that you can do yourself for every room in your house. They will help you to get your home office more organized and have more space and free time to enjoy. Attach Shoe Holders to Cabinets For Extra Storage Space. It will hold many home office items that you use frequently such as paper clips, rubber bands, post it notes and more. Make Sure to repurpose everything (paint cans, tins, mason jars, and plastic containers) for future home office storage usage. Just decorate them with some paint or wrapping paper to dress them up. Read the whole article here  

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Home Office Organization Hacks
11 Sep

Home Office Organization Hacks

Most of us have a home office of sorts these days… whether you actually work at home or just use your spot to pay bills and coordinate your family. Home office organization can make or break your space. Trust us, nothing makes your day come to screeching halt faster than not knowing where your most important documents are, right when you need them. Or knowing who gets the kids to what, and when. Or just working in a space that doesn’t leave you feeling cluttered! Here are some clever, easy and space saving DIY home office organizing ideas for you to use to create a space that works for you, not against you. Diane from ‘In My Own Style‘ had a perfect solution to messy office drawers. She made these DIY drawer dividers from inexpensive materials, and what a difference! Easy tutorial! This DIY desk organizer from ‘PoppyTalk‘ is made from birch plywood. We love the clean look of this project, it has a Scandinavian feel to it. The chalkboard is a perfect addition! This idea below is a DIY project by ‘Freutcake‘… I love this tutorial because this DIY desk organizer was made with glass, not plastic, so it looks elegant. Easy, and you could paint them any color that works for your decor… This giant DIY chalkboard calendar from ‘HGTV’ would be perfect for keeping a home business running smoothly. You could do this with peel and stick chalkboard squares from the craft store too! Remember, always choose a home office organizing idea that solves solutions for you, not just because it looked cute at the store. 😉 Read the entire article here

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Ring Spotlight Cam vs. Ring Floodlight Cam: What’s the difference?

To help make working from home more efficiently. See who's at your front door before stopping work. Here's how to choose the right one for you. Ring makes some of the best outdoor home security cameras on the market, but with five models to choose from, the selection can be confusing. Watch the Video here Do you want the more powerful Floodlight Cam, or the less visually obtrusive Spotlight Cam? Should you go wired or battery? Is the solar panel a good option for the battery-powered model? The camera is the same in all of them, so there isn’t a difference in image quality, but there are considerations when it comes to night-time illumination and power source. We’ve tested them all and can guide you through these decisions. Ring Floodlight Cam Read TechHive's review This is the granddaddy of the range and it puts out some serious light: 1,800 lumens versus just 300 to 350 lumens on the other cameras. This is the model you’ll want if you need to cover a large area. The two LED lamps look like an old pair of motion security lights and you can think of this as the same sort of thing. It needs to be attached to a junction box mounted on your house or, ideally, embedded into the wall. Ring Spotlight Cam Battery This is the simplest of the Ring outdoor cameras and is powered by a rechargeable battery. The camera has slots for two batteries and each is said to last about six months with average use, so you won’t be changing them all that often. Because it’s battery powered you can mount it anywhere, but remember you will need to access it every so often to pull out and recharge the batteries. Don’t mount it in too difficult a place to...

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Best smart bulbs for your connected home
19 Jul

Best smart bulbs for your connected home

Best smart bulbs for your connected home Today’s smart bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge. Smart light bulbs—LED-based bulbs that can be controlled by a hub or smartphone app—are no longer a new idea. What is new is how far this technology has come since its advent just a few years ago. Also new: Products like the Nanoleaf Aurora—a system of interlocking LED panels that let you decorate with light—fundamentally change the light-bulb concept. Smart LED bulbs aren’t quite a commodity, but they are getting close to maturity as far as the market goes (the Aurora being an exception). Today’s bulbs are more compact, much brighter, have better color representation, and, for the most part, feature control apps that do more than ever and are easier to set up. Prices have also come down, with some no-name color-tunable bulbs now available for less than $10 each. (Buyer beware: You get what you pay for.) Updated July 17, 2018 to add our opinion of the Sengled Element Color Plus Starter Kit, which consists of a ZigBee hub and two color-tunable LED smart bulbs. The primary appeal of this kit is that it's about $20 cheaper than the similar two-bulb Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit ($99 at Amazon). Philips, however, offers a much larger ecosystem of compatible smart bulbs and luminaires. White LED bulbs are smart, too With their rainbow of hues and myriad party tricks, color LEDs get all the press in the world of smart lighting. It’s fun stuff, but the reality is that most of us will rarely find much of a need to turn all the lights in the house blue or red—unless it’s time to celebrate our team winning the...

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13 Ridiculously Smart Home Office Desk Organization Ideas
11 Jul

13 Ridiculously Smart Home Office Desk Organization Ideas

When you have a job working at home and spend most of the time staying in your home office, you definitely want it to be as organized as it can. Here are some smart home office desk organization ideas. Having your home office desk organized well will help you to do a great job eventually. You can find anything you want without having to rampage your desk, looking for that one document you need. Here are some smart home office desk organization ideas I found on the internet and probably could cluttered-free your office. #1 Shelf to put your monitor on Having a shelf will save up some space on your desk, you can also put some box on the shelves for more organization via Apartment Therapy. You can buy a shelf like this to help you organize more. #2 Make a chest to store all your important document This is one smart solution for a cluttered free office desk. You can also make it into a couch that you can sit on via Martha Stewart. #3 Rolling Cart Don’t have a big table that corporate office have? Get organized with these rolling cart and store your office supplies via Clean and Scentsibles. #4 Under the desk I know how you feel when you see all those cables tangling and hanging around. This is a real eyesore for us to see. How about if you can organize it under your table? via Flikr. One thing you can add that will complete the cable organization is to label it with bread tag via Pop Sugar (picture on the top) or you can tape it with writeable washi tape via The Chic Site (picture on the bottom). #5 Label every document I always love labelling documents to keep it separate from the others especially important documents....

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1 Year Anniversary!
28 Jun

1 Year Anniversary!

It’s our one year anniversary since our Ribbon Cutting.  Our Central Florida showroom for home office furniture. Things are going extremely well and everyone at Cubicles Plus Office Furnishings (CFOF) would like to thank everyone for your continued support! Cubicles Plus Office Furnishings is your one stop for all things Home Office and Medical Office related furniture. https://youtu.be/VypRPyFWFRM  

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Properly Place Hardware and Peripherals
08 Jun

Properly Place Hardware and Peripherals

Position your equipment by frequency of use. If the printer is used daily, it should be within easy reach. If the CPU is only accessed for troubleshooting, it can be placed under or next to the desk. If a scanner is rarely used, it can be placed outside the work area. When setting up hardware, be conscious of access to drives, trays and cords. Don't block access to drawers or take up leg room with tangled cords. Conceal Cables and Wires Professional organizer Tom Nevermann, The Moving Doctor, shares seven tips for containing unruly wires and caring for media and computer equipment. Fold mailing labels back on themselves around each cord and label the wire. Don't forget to label the cords that connect different components to each other, as well as the cord to the electric supply. Bundle like wires together to cut down on cord clutter. For example, keep computer speaker wires with stereo speaker wires. Use a surge protector for all delicate electronic equipment. Check the back to make sure it's UL listed and is a transient voltage surge protector. High-end protectors are built with replaceable fuses and will last longer than less-expensive models that might not work after a large surge. Used fabric softener sheets are the perfect lint and static-free rags for cleaning CDs and DVDs. Handle CDs by the rim to cut down on fingerprints. The backside of the CD carries the information and is the side that needs cleaning. Use the dryer sheet and stroke out to the edge from the center of the CD, instead of a circular motion. Stacking equipment makes the most efficient use of space in a media center or office space. Be careful not to stack any equipment with venting on the top (such as amps or satellite receivers)...

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5 Quick Tips for Home Office Organization
06 Jun

5 Quick Tips for Home Office Organization

Is your home office sharing space with the family or living room? Professional organizer Vicki Norris gives tips to help you organize your home office no matter what room it's in. Invest in Adequate Furniture Home offices need a clear work area, and that means providing adequate space for computer hardware and peripheral equipment, a spot for reference materials, file space and a location for frequently referenced supplies and paper. Make sure your office furniture provides ample space for work and storage. Establish Activity Centers The efficient office should be zoned into three activity areas: The Work Center, which includes a clear workspace, the computer and frequently-used office products. The Reference Center, which includes binders, manuals, dictionary and professional books and materials. The Supply Center, which contains office and paper supplies.Article Source

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Transform a plain wall into a faux brick wall
04 Jun

Transform a plain wall into a faux brick wall

Transform a plain home office wall into a faux brick wall with this great DIY hack. The Original Wall Stamp's BRICK Stamp is available! We are so excited for you to use this stamp and create that beautiful brick wall look you've always wanted. Faster than stencil more cost effective than wallpaper! Super Fast & Fun! In this example, Laurie chose to go with a traditional red brick look. Pay attention as she explains they way she mixes the paint! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGEKjEJumEI

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Countertop Storage Sale Up to 65% Off
01 Jun

Countertop Storage Sale Up to 65% Off

Through 6/3, head over to Wayfair to check out their Countertop Storage Sale! Shop storage baskets, food containers, canister sets, jars, stemware chests, and more! They’re on sale for Up to 65% Off, with deals from $4.99. Even better, you’ll score an extra 10% off your order as a new customer, making items as low as $4.49, wow! Here’s what to do: Click here to Wayfair Important: Enter your email address, press submit (existing customers skip this step) Check your email: the 10% off code should be in your inbox (new customers) Click Here for the Countertop Storage Sale Use your personal promo code (from email) to save an additional 10% Final Price: As low as $4.49

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New Routine for Organizing Your Home Office Work Space
21 May

New Routine for Organizing Your Home Office Work Space

Habits Organization Storage IdeasResearch shows it takes only 21 days to form a new habit. Get in the habit of putting things away for another day, use a tickler file for next day to-do items, store away items not used as much but still needed. Your home office is exposed to family and friends daily, so stay organized to avoid things getting lost or projects being touched by wondering hands. Your home office needs storage space, storage items, labeling and ways to keep track of projects in use. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZqscO28jK0

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Home Office Organization Tips
18 May

Home Office Organization Tips

Desk Organization - Chairs - Desktop Lighting Workflow Making the most of you home office space. From quality office furnishings, to desk space organization, this video will help guide you for best practices. Home offices need organized because they are exposed to guests and family on a daily basis. Cubicles Plus Office Furnishings can help with everything from chairs to pencil cup holders. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXmGDN_AjUs

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Home Office Storage Ideas
16 May

Home Office Storage Ideas

Watch this video for 50 home office storage ideas for small spaces. We’ll show you a bunch of cool storage ideas to organize all these documents, files, books and other paper. If you’re working from home then organizing a home office is probably the most important task you have. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00RveRr_4r0

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Ergonomics in the workplace
19 Feb

Ergonomics in the workplace

There are three components primary that address ergonomics in the workplace: 1 Task chair 2 Adjustable height monitor arm 3 Fully adjustable keyboard tray Often when addressing ergonomics, one can go back to the old joke about the patient at the doctor’s office. The doctor raises his left arm and asks the patient “does it hurt when you do this?” The patient says “yes – exactly!” Without missing a beat the doctor says “then don’t do that!” Many ergonomic problems are caused by not having a workstation that is correctly set up for the individual user. The personal computer is the number one piece of office equipment that has created present day ergonomic challenges. The typical office worker spends over half of their time in front of a computer screen. Repetitive motions can cause stress and strain to many body components; eyes, neck, wrists, lower and upper back to name several. Ergonomics brings many of these factors into balance. The idea is to have all these physiological components in neutral positions. TASK CHAIR. Proper ergonomics all start with the task chair. The task chair is the most important component of ergonomics. It should be completely adjustable so the user is sitting in a comfortable and neutral position. Feet should be positioned flat on the floor. The back height and tilt angle should be adjusted so there is ample lumbar support for the lower back. Adjustable arms should be in a position that support the forearms so they are parallel to the ground or at a slightly negative tilt relative to the keyboard tray. The wrist positions should then follow suit to the negative tilt of the forearms. The user should now be sitting in an upright and neutral position (Remember when Mom always told you to “sit up straight” at the...

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Chair Mat Casters
19 Feb

Chair Mat Casters

Think you need a chair mat on your tile floor, hardwood floor, or concrete floor? You don’t! IT’S YOUR CHAIR CASTERS! Most office chairs come standard with a 2” diameter hard plastic wheel. These wheels are designed for a typical office setting where commercial low-pile carpet is glued directly onto a concrete floor. However, with the introduction of hard floor coverings in the office place, these plastic casters don’t cut the mustard. They have a “crunchy” feel to them on concrete floors and can fail over time. On laminate and wood floors these casters can cause irreparable damage. The answer? CHANGE OUT YOUR CHAIR CASTERS! Many office chairs have interchangeable casters, and there are soft URETHANE casters now available for these types of floors. They are very smooth when rolling, and they don’t damage the floors. And there’s no need for a chair mat. SAVE YOUR MONEY! Call Cubicles Plus Office Furnishings to get your replacement set of casters. 352-504- 3800

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Task Chairs for Home and Office
06 Feb

Task Chairs for Home and Office

There are three main types of office chairs: task chairs, mid-back chairs, and executive chairs. Task chairs are small, usually armless, and meant for shorter use; mid-back chairs are larger, have arms, and are more ergonomic with good back support for longer use; and executive chairs are generally the plushest and most ergonomic with the fullest back support. While desk jobs have traditionally meant sitting in a chair for hours on end, studies have shown that a healthier option is actually a standing desk. How To Choose Between Task, Mid-Back, & Executive The type of chair that will best suit your needs usually depends on these factors: Length of use: Do you need a chair for a full eight-hour workday (or more), or will you only use it for a few hours in the evening? Generally, task chairs are not intended to be used for more than four hours at a time. Executive chairs and ergonomic mid-back chairs, on the other hand, can keep you comfortable for 6-8 hours or longer. Work environment: Do you generally sit stationary at your computer, or do you move around your desk a lot? If you work a lot with your hands, for example, then you probably want a chair without armrests since these could get in your way of your movement. However, if you sit in the same position for several continuous hours, then consider a full-back executive chair with lumbar (lower back) support. Space restrictions: Mid-back and executive chairs can be heavy, wide, and tall. If you work in a smaller cubicle, you may be limited by the chair’s footprint. Task chairs, on the other hand, are compact and easy to fit into tighter spaces. Aesthetics workflow improvement employee productivity, cross-departmental team development breakdown of barriers between management and the rank-in-file. At Cubicles Plus, we...

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They’re not just for “Dilbert” anymore

Cubicles (a.k.a. modular workstations OR panel systems) have come a long way since their conception in the late 1960’s. Initial design objectives of the cubicle were determined by a growing corporate America mostly concerned with maximizing ratios between employee count and square footage of office space. The cubicle has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. The cubicle now meets many workplace objectives including: Aesthetics Work flow improvement Employee productivity and efficiency Employee moral Employee retention Cross-departmental team development Breakdown of barriers between management and the rank-in-file At Cubicles Plus, we focus on meeting all of these objectives for each and every project. We are committed to solving your workspace challenges and creating a win-win solution for employees, owners, and managers. Investing in cubicles is not the least expensive option. However, cubicles provide the best value in the 3-5 year picture for any thriving mid-sized company. Keeping this in mind, the philosophy of Cubicles Plus is to meet all your workplace needs through innovative design, layout, furniture components, fabrics, materials, and color selection.

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Ergonomics doesn’t have to be complicated

Over the last ten years, ergonomics has become a subject of great interest in the corporate world. Employees with poorly designed workstations and office furniture often suffer from avoidable lost-time work related maladies. These include neck strain, headaches, eye strain, carpal tunnel, and lower back pain. There are several preventative expenditures for employers who face challenges in the area of ergonomics. ERGONOMICS 1001 – Preventative Basics 1. QUALITY TASK SEATING FOR ALL EMPLOYEES. Active ergonomic task chairs will have several adjustment features; specifically seat height, arm height, back height (or adjustable lumbar), back tilt, and seat pan tilt. 2. ARTICULATING KEYBOARD TRAY. The ideal position of a computer keyboard is in a user’s lap and in the negative tilt position. This allows for a completely relaxed wrist and forearm position, which eliminates muscle strain that can lead to more serious injuries. An articulating keyboard tray should slide in and out, be height adjustable between 25” and 32”, and have tray tilt capabilities. 3. PROPER COMPUTER MONITOR HEIGHT. Computer monitor height should be such that the user does not need to move his/her eyes up or down, nor tilt their head up or down when sitting in their most natural position. A phone book often will suffice to achieve the desired monitor height, but several products are available for superior aesthetics. When meeting these criteria in an employee’s work area, ergonomics is rather simple. Many problems and work loss issues can be avoided. However, if physical injuries have already occurred, these individuals should seek treatment by medical professionals. Cubicles Plus has products to assist you with all of your ergonomic challenges.

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