Friday, April 29, 2016

Office Ergonomics: Becoming A Better You

Good Ergonomic habitsBad Ergonomic habitsLooking to operate at peak performance levels in the workplace? The use of cutting edge ergonomic office products will help, but you'll need good habits and structure to truly achieve this common goal. In today's article, we'll teach you how to do just that. The tips, tricks, and advice highlighted here will help  you become more functional and efficient during those long days at the office.

It all starts with the chair. That being said, a quality office chair is only as good as it's owner. You can purchase the most expensive ergonomic office chair on the market, but without an understanding of how its components work, you'll have dented the wallet on nothing more than an attractive paper weight.

Take the time to carefully select your office chair. Watch demo videos and product reviews online. If you can, visit a showroom and give a few chairs a true "sit test" to determine which back heights and styles will work best for your personal needs.

When your office chair arrives, don't take a "set it and forget it" approach. Read through manual and test out all the features. Once complete, you'll be ready to synchronize your chair and workstation to achieve the perfect sit.

Start the synchronization process by raising your chair to the correct height. Your computer chair should be set at a height that allows your feet to rest flat on the ground and facing forward. Next, adjust the angle of your chair back using the lever on the side of the mechanism. When operating, you may need to change this angle regularly to ensure you are in contact with the chair back at all times. To put it simply, each time you lean away from the back of your chair, you're missing out on loads of support that's needed to help you make it through those long days at the office.

Once you're chair is properly synchronized, you'll need to analyze your personal posture habits. If you find the long list of posture tips a bit difficult to reminder, you're not alone. Placing a list of reminders within eye sight of your computer screen will keep correct sitting advice fresh in your mind. Studies have shown that placing reminders near your workstation will yield big results.

Here's a few posture and sitting reminders to get you started...

  • Keep feet flat on the ground and facing forward.
  • Don't use the base of the chair as a foot rest.
  • Keep back in contact with chair at all times.
  • Don't look down to type.
  • Take short breaks.
  • Raise computer monitor to eye level.

Office ergonomics is about far more than just cool products. To be ergonomically correct, you've got to be mentally alert. That being said, quality rest will go a long way. Don't stay up all night in your recliner watching movies and eating junk food. Save that stuff for the weekend! Get to bed at a decent hour and start your day off right with a quality breakfast.

Before you leave work in the afternoon, take the time to clean your desk and reorganize important files that have been used throughout the day. This important step ensures you are able to return to a space that's ready to work the following day.

Becoming a more ergonomically correct version of yourself doesn't have to be hard and it doesn't have to cost a fortune. In the long run, you just have to take the time to form good habits and commit to a structured work day. Making lists of daily goals, properly organizing your space, and regularly adjusting your ergonomic task chair will certainly help. However, the quest for the perfect work day is never complete. Be sure to regularly read articles, tips, and advice like those found here to continue to improve.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Lobby Design 101: 5 Awesome Ways To Improve The Guest Waiting Experience

Tackling a lobby makeover project in 2016? We're here to help! Today on the OfficeAnything.com blog we'll highlight the tips, tricks, and products you'll need to improve the guest waiting experience without sacrificing corporate appeal. From selecting comfortable furniture to letting in the natural light, the simple advice provided here will make a big difference. Enjoy!

1.) Select Comfortable Seating

Comfortable Lobby FurnitureComfort comes first and style comes second. That being said, there are several top rated lobby seating collections that provide both! Brands like Global Total Office and Lesro Industries specialize in the provision of designer lobby seating collections that will maximize appeal and comfort without breaking the budget. Popular lobby seating from Global Total Office like the chairs and sofas from the Ballara collection are a must consider for any business looking to kick comfort into high gear while simultaneously staying up to date with the latest trends. In the long run, it always helps to give any furniture collection a sit test before making a purchase. Be sure to visit a showroom in your area before making your final selection. If you don't have a showroom, check out product reviews and demo videos online to help you select comfortable seating for your space.

OFM Morph Furniture2.) Improve Privacy

Your guests don't want to feel overcrowded and boxed in! Strive to create an open and welcoming seating layout that promotes privacy for your valued visitors. If square footage is tight, turn to a brand like OFM for help. This highly respected manufacturer will impress your valued guests with collections like Morph. The contemporary chairs and sofas from this cutting edge  collection boast flip up panels specifically designed to improve privacy. You can also place potted plants or accent tables between larger sections of seating. Consider placing your seating in rows instead of around the perimeter of your space. The little steps you take to create privacy will be greatly appreciated by your guests. In the long run, nobody likes to feel crammed when waiting for an important appointment. Provide your visitors with short, private waits as often as possible to ensure you make a positive impression.

3.) Maximize Square Footage

Modular Lobby SeatingSure a sofa and two lounge chairs will get the job done, but why not maximize your interior to help provide your guests with the absolute best waiting experience possible. These days, professional design teams and furniture specialists are turning to modular collections. Modular lobby seating lines offer businesses the ability to create one of a kind layouts that really rock. With modular furnishings you'll be able to accent "dead areas" of your lobby that would otherwise be left as blank space. You'll also be able to accommodate more guests without making your interior feel over crowded. Needless to say, modular lobby furniture is the way to go in 2016!

4.) Power Up Your Space

Powered Lobby Furniture
Powered lobby furniture is trending in 2016. Why? Because today's top manufacturers know the importance of improving the guest waiting experience. Guests today are constantly on their devices while waiting for appointments. It goest without saying, they don't want run out of precious battery power! With powered furniture, businesses professional can work while they wait. Teens can stay up to date without their friends and followers on social media. Powered lounge, reception, and lobby furniture makes long waits feet far shorter. This ever growing trend is poised to become an industry standard by 2017. If you an combine modularity, power, and comfort, you're on your way to an out-of-this-world lobby that's sure to impress you guests.

5.) Integrate Cool Accents

Cool Lobby Accent TableAwesome seating will only get you so far! You'll need the right combination of accents to truly make your space stand out. We recommend starting with cool tables to break up your layout. Next, add some cool wall art, potted plants, and even an area rug. Take things a step further by replacing those builders grade lighting fixtures. With all these suggestions, you may be assuming the budget is going to get seriously strained. We're here to tell you, it doesn't have to! Really cool accents can be found for cheap at swap meets, thrift stores, and art markets. This year, industrial decor and vintage lighting has been super popular. Keep your eyes out for accents that fall inline with this hot trend.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Deal Of The Week: Save 10% On Select Conference Seating

This week we're offering best selling conference room chairs on sale with free shipping. If you're taking on a meeting area makeover project, you won't want to miss today's post. All of the chairs highlighted here are available with an additional 10% off by entering in coupon code: ERGODEAL at  checkout today.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Go Green In 16' With These Eco Friendly Furniture Brands!

In honor of Earth Day, we thought it would be fun to highlight eco friendly furniture brands that are taking green to a whole new level in 2016. These reputable furniture manufacturers craft high end products designed for improved comfort and support while remaining environmentally conscious. Let's take a look!

MaylineMayline Medina FurnitureMayline specializes in the provision of trend setting casegoods furniture collections and high tech height adjustable tables that promote continuous movement in the workplace. This year, Mayline's Medina office furniture collection has become the preferred choice of interior design teams and industry professionals. In order to go green, Mayline established a Sustainability Action Committee to initiate and oversee improvements leading to ease prevention, increased recycling, reduced energy consumption and the establishment of environmentally sensitive design standards. Nearly all of Mayline's furniture and seating solutions are Greenguard Certified. Mayline believes that action speaks louder than words. They understand their responsibility to provide a sustainable environment for our families and communities. The Mayline approach is very pragmatic. They do what makes sense environmentally and economically, not for the purpose of winning awards or dramatizing efforts. They do it because it's the right thing to do!

OFM Marque Reception DeskOFM, Inc.The innovators at OFM pride themselves on setting new trends and thinking outside the box of traditional workplace solutions. Their Marque series reception stations and wide range of contemporary lounge seating collections are a must consider for welcoming area makeover projects. OFM knows you want to be environmentally responsible, and they do too! This awesome brand created a complete line of products designed to the strictest green specifications for you and your office that guarantee low chemical emissions. At the same time, OFM holds these products to their same manufacturing standards of quality and price to make sure you get nothing but the best. OFM believes that responsible furniture shoppers looking to go green shouldn't have to sacrifice trend setting appeal and comfort. We couldn't agree more!

Zira Conference TableGlobal Total OfficeWhen average office furniture and seating just won't just it, turn to the customizable solutions from Global Total Office. With 50 years of industry experience, Global's made to order products are the best in the business. In 2016, Global's powered conference tables from the Zira collection and open desking from lines like eO+ and Princeton are turning professional interiors into works of art. In addition to high end furniture, Global Total Office "Smart Chairs" like the Arti and G20 minimize the need for constant adjusting. Their awesome new ergo chairs automatically react to body movements and user weight to provide an unmatched sitting experience. Global believes they have a responsibility to safeguard the environment in the course of manufacturing and doing business. That's why they created their very own Environmental Committee. Global maintains their focus on manufacturing their products responsibly and sustainably. Of Course, Global takes the customary steps needed to save energy. That being said, they're also reducing energy consumption in some super innovative ways. For example, Global's powder coat and paint process reclaims an impressive 99% of  overspray with minimal discharge to the environment! To make a long story short, if going green were a competition, Global would be winning big in 2016!

Sustainable Office Furniture from CherrymanCherryman IndustriesWith 5 best selling casegoods furniture lines and an all new seating collection that's take the chair world by storm, Cherryman Industries is making big strides in 2016. Their iDesk office chairs offer top notch comfort and pricing any shopper will appreciate. This year, Cherryman plans to introduce all new workstations, conference tables, and training room solutions with the modular capabilities needed to maximize any space! Cherryman recognizes the impact that manufacturing products has on the environment and they are fully committed to sustainable practices. Cherryman products are designed and specifically intended for long term use. Why? Because long term durability equals a good use of resources! Cherryman goes green in 2016 with their wood veneer products, transportation, and product packaging. They even make it a point to use recycled materials whenever possible. Rest assured, this brand cares! If you're looking to become more eco friendly with a brand that matches your passion, Cherryman is the way to go.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Ergo Made Easy: User Friendly Products of 2016

Looking to create a user friendly workspace designed around the core principles of ergonomics? We've got you covered. Today on the OfficeAnything.com Blog we'll be highlighting the years most user friendly products. These smart chairs, monitor mounts, and accessories offer the functionality and versatility needed to kick productivity into high gear.

Mayline Living Chair LV34GGIt all starts with a great chair! Simply ergonomics in your space by adding an awesome smart chair that does the adjusting for you. We recommend the Living chair from Mayline. This articulating task chair acts like the human spine to create an awesome sitting experience. If you find adjusting tension knobs and multiple paddles confusing, this new seating solution from Mayline is a must consider. The LV34GG Living chair boasts a passive seat slider mechanism that's weight activated. The chair seat automatically adjusts to the user and distributes weight evenly to provide an incredibly user friendly operating experience.

Dual Monitor Mounting SystemSwitch to a dual monitor mounting system and increase the rate at which you compute. Don't waste time flipping back and forth between tabs. Once you upgrade to a multi screen mount, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. A monitor mount will also help you raise screens to eye level to reduce neck strain and visual fatigue. The benefits are seemingly endless, the cost is low, and systems install in minutes. What could be better?

Ergonomic CPU HolderStop straining your back each time you need to turn your computer on. The days of hunching over to find the power button, route wires, and plug in devices are over. With a CPU system you'll be able to mount your computer's main power source off the ground and underneath your work surface to free up loads of leg room while increasing accessibility. CPU mounts from brands like ESI Ergonomic Solutions and Symmetry Office also lock to protect your important digital files from theft. CPU holders are surprisingly affordable and really come in handy. This is another product you'll wonder how you ever lived without.

Sit To Stand Ergonomic Desk
These days, every furniture manufacturer in the country is offering some type of height adjustable workstation. That being said, not all ergonomic desks and tables are created equal. Those from brands like Global Total Office reign supreme. Global specializes in the provision of user friendly stations that go up and down quickly with the push of a button. Global's ergonomic stations promote continuous movement in the workplace while reducing fatigue and improving blood flow. The ever growing ergonomic desk trend is poised for another big year! The user friendly nature of these cutting edge stations make them a favorite amongst designers, artists, and young professionals.

Flip Top Training Room Table
Save space and improve functionality with flip top ergonomic training room tables in 2016. Using fixed leg tables that act as giant paper weights is considered way old school. Keep it super cool and efficient with flip top tables like 2gether and Bungee. These awesome training table lines are the convertibles of the office furniture world. Modular flip top tables allow you to reconfigure interiors quickly and without heavy lifting. The cutting edge mobilized bases allow tables to be nested along perimeter walls when not in use, and rolled in to place when strategizing and collaboration is needed. With ergonomic training room tables, you can think outside the box to kick productivity into high gear.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Product Showcase 2016: OFM Reception Seating Collections

When it comes to professional reception furniture and seating solutions, nobody does it better than OFM. This industry leading manufacturer takes pride in crafting innovative product lines designed to kick corporate appeal into high gear while simultaneously improving the guest waiting experience. Today on the OfficeAnything.com blog we'll take a look at OFM's hottest reception lines available in 2016. Enjoy!

OFM Triumph SeatingCreate a one of a kind seating layout with the modular furniture from the OFM Triumph collection. This unique lounge collection offers the versatile components needed to outfit waiting areas both small and large. Triumph chairs are available in 3 easy to clean upholstery options that work great in healthcare settings. Rest assured, your valued visitors will love the tablet arm chairs from the Triumph collection!

OFM Morph CollectionNeed to create private spaces on a whim? OFM provides the ultimate in seating options with the Morph collection. The 2201 Morph chair and the 2202 Morph sofa provide a comfortable sitting experience. The seating from the Morph collection comes standard wth flip up panels to improve privacy during office visits. These high tech chairs and sofas feature easily to access electrical recharge panels with AC outlets and USB ports. Choose from three attractive color options to meet your personal decor needs. To top it all off, Morph series products support users up to 500 pounds. Talk about heavy duty!

OFM Beam SeatingThe OFM Net series is perfect for both indoor and outdoor applications! These beam style chairs feature heavy duty metal seating surfaces that are incredibly durable and easy to clean. Net series beam chairs can be purchased in variations for up to 5 guests. With cool color options and a wide range of matching accessories, this popular collection is a must consider for any modern reception area makeover project.

OFM Serenity Seating
Power up your guest reception area with the cutting edge chairs from OFM, Inc. and the all new Serenity collection. This lineup of products is unlike anything on the market. Serenity offers a distinctively modern design that's complimented by well padded surfaces to provide guests with the ultimate waiting experience.

OFM Contour SeriesThe OFM 880 model Contour series club chair is perfect for lounge, lobby, reception, and waiting room areas. These barrel style chairs come standard with lower level storage shelves that can be used keep reading material well organized, or house guest belongings while they visit. The mobilized base makes reconfiguring a breeze with the contemporary design characteristics help to earn your waiting areas the positive compliments they deserve.

Cool, contemporary, and incredibly versatile! The OFM Uno collection has become a favorite of interior design teams and industry professionals alike. Uno chairs can be purchased in affordable 2 pack sets for just $421.99. These split back reception chairs are available in ultra cool 2 tone upholstery options that will wow your valued visitors. Uno chairs pair well with wedge, cocktail, and end tables from the Profile collection. You can use Uno to create innovative layouts designed to maximize your floor space without breaking the budget. With lines like this, it's no wonder why OFM is enjoying unparalleled success in 2016.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Office Elegance: High End Conference Seating Solutions

Looking to impress your meeting area guests? We've got cool new chairs that are up to the challenge! These top of the line seating solutions offer the high end appeal and ergonomic features needed to maximize conference room productivity. Enjoy!

iDesk Curva ChairFirst up, the iDesk Curva chair from Cherryman Industries. This CUR101 model boasts a high back design that's complimented by Monza graphite leather seating surfaces. The CUR101 Curva chair was designed by Milan architects for luxurious interiors. The brushed aluminum titanium finish and multi functional mechanism make the Curva the perfect combination of style and comfort.

Global Total Office Karizma ChairTalk about wow factor! The Global Total Office 2760-4 Karizma series executive conference chair is sure to earn your meeting area the positive compliments it deserves. This high back chair comes standard with a polished chrome frame and base. The sleek curves and unmatched attention to detail puts the Karizma seating collection in a league of it's own. These top notch conference chairs are available in a wide range of designer fabric and leather upholstery options to meet your specific decor needs.

White Conference Room ChairThe days of using bulky, overstuffed conference room chairs are over. This year, it's all about saving space while maximizing comfort. Take one sit in the Woodstock Marketing Hendrix chair and you'll see what we mean. With European design characteristics and memory foam cushions, the Hendrix is the truly the full package. At just $315.00, you'll be hard pressed to find a more luxurious conference room chair at even twice the price. Hendrix chairs are available in 4 quick shipping color options.

OFM Avenger Conference ChairBig and tall chair operator's will love the OFM Avenger series conference chair collection. Models like the 811-LX support users up to 500 pounds. With extra thick padding, the Avenger is ready to come to your rescue and provide all day support. During those long meetings that feel like they're never going to end, the 811-LX Avenger office chair from OFM will be your personal super hero!

Frasso Conference ChairLast but certainly not least, we present to you the incredibly stylish and equally luxurious Frasso high back chair from Eurotech Seating. This high back leather conference chair is ready for all day use. The Frasso boasts standard ergonomic features that include a multi functional mechanism, tilt tension control, tilt lock, synchro tilt, and a waterfall seat edge designed to relieve knee pressure. To make a long story short, this chair means business. The Frasso packs a major ergonomic punch any user is sure to appreciate. At $405.00 each, this LE800BLKLLA1 model may be a bit much for the average shopper. That being said, those who can swing it will be rewarded with one of the most innovative and comfortable conference seating solutions on the market.