Tuesday, March 3, 2015

New In March: Cool Ergonomic Office Products from Symmetry

Symmetry Office is an industry leading provider of ergonomic products designed to improve functionality and comfort in the workplace. In today's post we'll highlight 5 of their coolest new products that are sure to boost your efficiency while taking your office interiors to the next level. Enjoy!

Sit To Stand Dual Monitor ArmIf you want to operate at peak performance levels, you'll need a dual screen monitor arm. That being said, the Symmetry Office Allure series sit to stand monitor arm is up to the task and then some! This easy to install monitor arm offers a wide range of adjustment features and will no doubt improve the rate at which you compute. No more flipping between tabs and loosing time! The Allure sit to stand will mount directly to your work surface and helps to route wires cleanly. The days of utilizing the factory base that came with your computer are over. Save desk space and time while providing yourself with the ergonomic benefits needed to be at your best!

Sit To Stand Keyboard TrayNot all keyboard trays are created equal! The Symmetry Office Balance-3-SW features a retractable tray and helpful mousing area designed to keep you posture perfect and ready to adapt at a moments notice. This sit to stand keyboard tray priced at just $225.99 is truly an excellent value. The Balance 3 swivels, retracts, and elevates to meet the needs of any user. Outfitted with a thick polyurethane palm rest, this is one comfy device to operate! The Balance 3 installs quickly via the 23" track that connects with simple hardware underneath your work surface to create even more usable desk space. A winner if there ever was one, the Balance 3 is a must consider for any professional workspace.

Isle Power Module by Symmetry OfficeIf you're considering an office makeover in 2015, you'll hear plenty about integrating power components into your work environments. Unfortunately, this process can be a real headache if you don't know what you're doing. Luckily, brands like Symmetry Office have introduced cool new products like the Isle. This incredibly user friendly device is ready to boost your conference room, reception area and private office performance with it's plug and play design. The Isle features 9 power outlets, 6 active USB ports, and a 108" cord that easily winds up when not in use. No need to add those fancy custom power modules to your boardroom table. Add the Isle from Symmetry Office and take the power wherever you need it. The Isle is a real conversation starter as well! You'll be hearing "where'd you guys get that" repeatedly so be prepared! Priced at $719.99, the Isle offers far more inputs than the average power module, is far easier to use, and isn't limited to one area.

Locking CPU Holder
Next up, the Harmony CPU holder. It's time to get your computers main power source off the ground and protected against water damage and theft. The Harmony 4 locking CPU holder fits CPUs from 4 3/4" to 8 1/2" wide and 15" to 23" high. These helpful ergonomic tools prevent those pesky trips underneath the desk to turn on your computer, route wires, and plug in devices. The retractable system mounts directly underneath your work surface and can be easily moved out of the way when not in use to provide you with much needed leg room. No more banging your knees on the CPU while working at your desk! The Harmony 4 is available for just $120.99 in 2015. Add this helpful ergonomic product to your workstation in 2015. You'll be glad you did!

FR-1 Ergonomic Foot Rest
Last but certainly not least, the FR-1 adjustable foot rest. When you've outfitted your workspace with high end ergonomic products and find superior comfort, it's time to kick up your feet. While foot rests will no doubt make your more comfortable while computing, they also provide an abundance of ergonomic benefits. Keeping your feet up takes pressure off your knees while helping to improve posture and blood flow. Priced at just $62.99, how could you not want to add this adjustable foot rest to your workspace? The FR-1 is outfitted with an anti fatigue mat and 16"W x 12"D surface. The Aesthetically pleasing design will also help to boost your workplace decor. Consider this helpful ergonomic tool in 2015 and take control of comfort in your office space.

Monday, March 2, 2015

How To Control Your Office Comfort 2015

Comfort at Work
Having the best ergonomic office products in the world is great. However, if you don't take the time to master these products and their benefits you won't gain much by adding them to your workspace. In today's post we'll share how to better learn your ergo items to reach peak performance levels in the workplace. Control your comfort in 2015 to become more productive and effective!

Here at OfficeAnything.com, we believe that office comfort starts with the chair. To operate at your best, a quality ergonomic chair is a must. If your chair is unsupportive and you are experiencing back pain regularly, it's time for an upgrade. As budget is likely a primary concern, you'll be happy to know that industry leading brands like Cherryman Industries, Eurotech Seating, and Offices To Go are offering excellent seating solutions available for less than $500. The chairs available from these top notch seating manufacturers are sure to help you combat back pain and achieve higher levels of efficiency in the workplace.

iDesk Oroblanco ChairOnce you add your new office chair, it's time to master it! Don't just settle for the factory settings and expect to be at your best. Take the time to review the manual and test the different settings of your new chair. In 2015, most ergonomic chairs are outfitted with standard features that include adjustable arms, tilt tension, tilt lock, pneumatic seat height adjustment and much more. When combined, these attributes will help you compute with better posture and take control of your office comfort.

Here's a 5 basic office chair tips to help reach peak comfort levels:

  • Keep your back in contact with the chair at all times when sitting.
  • Adjust seat height regularly to stay at eye level with the computer screen.
  • Don't slouch. Adjust the tilt angle of the chair as you lean forward to avoid back pain.
  • Adjust your chair arm height, weight, and depth to maintain correct posture.
  • Maintenance your chair regularly to ensure its adjustment features work properly for years to come.

Retractable Keyboard Tray
Office comfort does not stop at the office chair! Brands like Symmetry Office and ESI specialize in versatile workplace tools designed to further enhance productivity. When accessorizing your space with ergonomic items, start with an articulating keyboard tray. As these helpful items have become industry standards for professional work environments, they are a must have to avoid wrist pain and even carpal tunnel syndrome. All articulating keyboard trays will also help you save valuable desk space. Just think about how much room that keyboard tray takes up sitting on your work surface!

Dual Monitor ArmIn addition to the keyboard tray, you'll want to add a monitor arm to your space. Another great tool for increasing your amount of usable desk space, the monitor arm is incredibly versatile and a must have for workers looking to maximize productivity. Dual screen monitor arms are even better! No more flipping between tabs throughout the day. Use two screen at once and step into the modern age of ergonomics. While adding a monitor arm will come at the expense of purchasing an additional computer screen, the time saved computing will no doubt make this investment pay for itself in no time.

CPU Holder
They say the little details make the biggest difference in the workplace and we tend to agree! That being said, simple ergonomic products like CPU holders and foot rests will help you take control of your office comfort in 2015. CPU holders will help you create additional leg space and prevent those pesky trips under the desk to plug in devices. Foot rests take the pressure of your knees while sitting while simultaneously boosting blood flow and improving posture. For less than $300, you can add two helpful tools that may not seem like much, but provide benefits to your body that will no doubt help you to achieve superior comfort behind the desk.

Office HutchCan you reach optimal comfort in an overly crowded and messy work environment? We think not! To  put it simply, organization plays a major role in office comfort. To conquer the dreaded messy office monster, create an organizing plan for your week. Devote a few minutes at the end of each day to put away files, throw away snack wrappers, and maintain your workspace. Organizing at the end of each day ensure you arrive to work the following morning to a space that's ready to function properly. Get organized in 2015 to avoid common frustrations and stress. A clean workspace is happy, and a happy work space is far better suited for comfort! If your space is limited on size and lacking storage, consider adding space saving solutions like wall mount hutch units and mobilized desk pedestals that fit nicely under work surfaces!

In the long run, you have to be committed to obtain long term comfort in the workplace. Start with a plan, list your goals, and start to execute. A staggering percentage of office workers report pain in the workplace that could likely be solved with the proper integration and use of ergonomic tools. Find an office chair that meets your specific needs, incorporate ergonomic accessories designed to improve efficiency, practice good posture, and get organized. 2015 can be your foundation for comfort in the workplace, but only if you strive for it!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

6 Ergonomic Chairs So Comfortable You Won't Want To Leave Work!

Tired of being uncomfortable in your office chair? We've got you covered! In today's post we'll showcase 6 super cool ergonomic chairs that are so comfortable you won't want to leave work. From the Oroblanco by Cherryman Industries to the Gist by Mayline, these top notch seating solutions are the best in the biz!

iDesk Oroblanco Chair by Cherryman IndustriesFirst up, the iDesk Oroblanco chair by Cherryman Industries. This revolutionary mesh back office chair combines modern ergonomic technology and high end appeal to form one of the best new seating solutions available on the market. The Oroblanco offers standard features that include adjustable arms, 4 locking tilt positions, and a built in user guide designed to help you reach your preferred sitting position with ease. Sit in the Oroblanco once and you'll never turn back. The quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, and emphasis on ergonomic efficiency makes this chair an absolute value at just $321.50.

Concorde Presidential Chair by GlobalBusiness executives demand high quality office chairs built for comfort to help them make it through those long days at the office. That being said, if you want the absolute best, there's no better option than the Concorde Presidential Chair by Global Total Office. With it's $2495.99 price tag, the Concorde Presidential model is amongst the most luxurious chairs on the market. At first glance you'll notice the stunning design characteristics that have made this chair the preferred choice of several United States Presidents. When you first take a seat in the Concorde you'll be greeted by the most advanced button controlled adjustment system available. The Presidential Concorde chair is smooth during operation and a real head turner in the workplace. If you can swing the hefty price tag, this is one chair you'll be happy to see behind your desk for years and years.

ORO100 Body Bolster Chair by OFMThe ORO100 Big and Tall office chair by OFM is durable, comfortable, and down right versatile! This executive style seating solution is outfitted with an adjustable tablet arm that really comes in handy in the workplace. ORO100 chairs support users up to 350 pounds with ease. The supple bonded leather upholstery is carefully stitched and tufted for plush comfort. The high back design of the ORO100 tablet arm chair provides full body support that's so good you'll be ready to work overtime for free.

RFM Multi-Shift ChairNext on today's list of comfortable ergonomic chairs is the 98950 Multi-Shift from our friends at RFM. Known for their best selling designs and commitment to ergonomics, RFM's multi-shift chair was a must for today's post. The contoured foam back cushions cradle the back while sitting and support he lumbar area effectively. The easy to use ergonomic functions and tractor style seat allow users to work at peak performance levels day in and day out. The Multi-Shift is constructed of top quality materials and provides the structural integrity needed to provide stability and top notch operation, even in 24 hour work environments.

Mesh Back Task ChairAdjustable, affordable, and comfortable! The Offices To Go 11860B mesh back task chair offers unmatchable benefits at it's $178.99 price point. This ergonomic seating solution is perfect for active work environments and home applications alike. The 11860B's supportive mesh back structure is durable and attractive behind the desk. The adjustable arms allow users to find posture perfect computing positions quickly and easily. Needless to say, you'll hard pressed to find a more user friendly, comfortable, and well built office chair for under two hundred bucks! Just because you can't spend thousands on a new chair, doesn't mean you don't deserve to work in comfort. Give the 11860B a try today, you'll be glad you did!
Mayline Gist Chair
Last but certainly not least, the all new Gist chair by Mayline is taking offices near you by storm! Released just a few short weeks ago, the Gist has hit the ground running. These innovative, stylish, and ergo friendly chairs boasts standard features that include tilt tension, tilt lock, adjustable arms, and much more for the everyday low price of $327.99. Mayline never fails to impress and the Gist chair is set to be one of the years hottest models. The attention to detail is evident in all aspects of this  seating collection. Choose from a variety of cool color options to compliment your workplace decor and sit in unmatched comfort that will have you ready to roll through your work days with ease.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

6 Ergonomic Products We Can't Live Without

There are tools of the trade for every profession, and thankfully, for the office associate, these tools are all about comfort! Finding the right ergonomic furniture to suit your needs can seem like a daunting challenge, but by following our hit-list of must have ergonomic office products, you'll be prepared and primed to get the job done. Enjoy!

1.) Chair

The chair is the powerhouse of office comfort. As the central place where office associates work from, chairs need to be comfortable, maneuverable, and flexible to their owners' individual needs. Adding adding affordable ergonomic office chairs to the workplace is often the best decision a boss can make. By choosing chairs with low-cost upholsteries like mesh, adding adjustable comfort to the workplace is more lucrative. Some ergonomic chairs allow users to adjust head rests, arm rests, tension, and even lumbar height. All these traits and more combine to create an indispensable piece of equipment no office should be without.

2.) Foot Rest

When considering the needs of the average office worker, the feet are too often taken for granted. However, if you're one of the thousands wondering why you have leg pain when you've been sitting at a desk all day, the feet are the most likely culprit. In an office chair, when the feet don't touch the floor, it puts stress on the backs of the legs. This cuts off circulation to the lower extremities and contributes to that aching feeling at the end of the day. Shorter individuals often suffer from this dilemma, but with a quality ergonomic foot rest, like the affordable FR-1 Symmetry, to promote comfort, improved posture is only a step away!
* Some high end office foot rests even have massage features to promote movement and blood flow that reduces blood clots.

3.) Monitor Arm

Can't get rid of that knot in your neck muscles? Well, the culprit may be simpler than you think. Often, office worker who complain of neck or upper back pain don't realize it's due to the placement of their computer screen. Ergonomic experts agree that twisting one's head around multiple times a day to look at a computer is terrible for posture and health. Repeated head turning and staring over the shoulder at a computer can cause uneven muscle strength in the neck and shoulders, causing terrible pain.
By adding adjustable monitor arms to the office, moving the computer screen to the right place - about arm's length away from the face - is a snap. Monitor arms give computers adjustability so users can move them where they are needed. As an added plus, the arms keep the computer off the desk, providing a clean, high tech feel!

4.) Mobile Computer Station

For office workers on the move, nothing is a better gift than a mobile computer station! Traveling office associates, professors, and even school teachers can all stand to gain from a mobile computer station. Adjustable heights and casters make presentations a cinch. They can even serve as makeshift lecterns in a time of need. Models like the WOW01 ESI mobile computer station help to maximize office space through compact design, making it a perfect choice for educational and healthcare settings.

5.) Height Adjustable Desk

It's no secret that health experts have taken a degrading view of office chairs in recent years. Some even go so far as to accuse office chairs of being "the new cigarettes," because they promote a lifestyle with poor health benefits. Unfortunately, many who have tried to battle the seated office lifestyle by standing  have discovered that being on one's feet all day is not the best decision. While continuously seated office work can result in poor posture, weight gain, and poor blood flow, continuously standing at work can cause terrible leg pain, varicose veins, and makes the blood work harder to pump itself up from the legs.
That is why height adjustable desks are the new office health trend! By choosing an affordable sit-to-stand desk, office workers can alternate their time between sitting and standing to achieve the most health benefits from both activities, resulting in better focus, reduced pain, toned muscles, and better posture!

6.) Keyboard Tray

Arthritis, wrist pain, carpal tunnel… all these things can be worsened by improper typing. Sure, you might not be making any grammatical errors, but the placement of one's wrists while writing can be detrimental to health and productivity in the workplace. Ergonomic experts tend to agree that the proper way to type in an office setting is by keeping the arms at right angles, with elbows, wrists, and hands parallel. Typing with one's hands curled over a desk or keyboard, higher or lower than the elbow can cause poor circulation and pain. For many, shopping discount keyboard trays for sale is the perfect solution. These simple pieces of equipment mount under desks on sliding arms to stay arm-level with the user. Some are even equipped with mouse pads and tilting capabilities to maximize ergonomic quality.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Design Like The Pros: 5 Key Rules To Follow for Office Makeover Success

Professional Office Interior
Creating a stylish, functional, and effective workspace doesn't have to be a hassle! By following the 5 key rules highlighted in today's post you'll be ready to start your project with confidence and design like the pros. Enjoy!

1.) Measure Twice, Cut Once

Any design professional will tell you that the key to a successful makeover project is effective space planning. Before you rush out and start purchasing cool modern office desks and chairs for your interiors, take the time to measure properly. Obtain the dimensions of your room with a simple tape measurer and be sure to take note of all power outlets, windows, and entry ways. Once you've got your dimensions, do a double check to ensure you've made no mistakes. Plot your dimensions out on a sheet of scale paper and you'll be ready to start the design process. Always remember, measure twice and cut once!

2.) Comfort Comes First

You may have the most stylish office space on the planet, but if it's uncomfortable you won't be able to operate at your peak performance levels. Good designers put a primary emphasis on comfort as it's the key to workplace success. When designing your space, don't just shop for style! Be sure to test out different ergonomic computer chairs and desk designs to determine what will work best for your specific needs. Style is important and will help you make a lasting impression on your guests, but if you can't operate comfortably your space will surely be lacking!

3.) Evolve with The Trends

When designing your office space you'll want to research the industries latest trends. This year gray wood tones, white leather office chairs, and plug and play furniture have all been incredibly popular. During the design process, do your best to integrate trends you feel best represent your business personality. Following the trends will ensure you space looks up to date and ready to impress your valued clientele. As trends in the office world are always evolving, don't be afraid to contact your dealer of choice to inquire about what product lines are hot!

4.) Inspiration Counts

You can't design the space of your dreams if you're not inspired! That being said, finding inspiration for your project is much easier than you're probably thinking. Take a day to visit a couple furniture showrooms in your local area, browse the web for cool office interiors, and go out to visit surrounding business. Create a folder on your computer to house all the pics and notes you take for your project. Once you've done your inspiration homework, review all the awesome ideas you've come up with in your folder and you'll be ready to roll!

5.) The Difference Is In The Details

All good designers know that the little details make the biggest difference. Adding room accents like area rugs, cool lighting fixtures, and ergonomic accessories will take your interiors to the next level. Boost your appeal and functionality simultaneously by adding accents that serve multiple purposes. Dual screen monitor arms will add a techy look and also create more usable desk space for you to operate with. You don't have to add all your room accents and accessories at once! Build your space and improve it over time. This will help you maximize your budget and will also allow you the time needed to properly assess areas where comfort and functionality can be improved.

Friday, February 20, 2015

A Day In The Life Of A Productive Office Worker

How To Be Productive At Work
Looking to become more productive and efficient around the office? Today's post is just for you! Here we'll review a well rounded work day and all of it's key elements. From getting a good nights rest to finishing the day out strong, we'll walk you through the tips and good habits necessary to reach your peak potential.

Every solid work day starts with a good nights rest. If you don't get your full 8 hours, the odds are you're feeling groggy and possibly even irritable. That being said, a day in the life of a productive office worker actually kicks off with a solid bed time the night before. You can't be at your best if you've stayed up eating snacks and watching late night movies!

Once a productive worker wakes up, they make breakfast priority one. As a solid breakfast is the foundation for a quality day, this step is an absolute must. Eating a healthy breakfast will provide you with the energy you need to start your day on the right foot. While coffee is no doubt the life blood of the office, pounding back multiple cups is not a recipe for good health. Try eating some yogurt, tasty breakfast shake, or even a piece of fruit. You'll be far more productive if you do!

When any productive worker hits the office, they know it's time to make a plan for the day. They take the time to outline goals to accomplish at various times of the day. They strategize and prioritize tasks to remain focused. A day in the life of a productive office worker means minimizing distractions, sticking to a game plan, and being ready for the curve balls any given day may throw their way. Create a daily, weekly, and monthly goals list and start knocking them off one by one!

You simply can't be productive in the office if your uncomfortable. Any truly productive office worker will tell you that a commitment to good ergonomic habits is a must. The most productive workers adjust their ergonomic task chairs regularly in order to maintain good posture and operate efficiently. The productive worker makes use of valuable ergonomic tools like foot rests, monitor arms, articulating keyboard trays and more to help reduce fatigue and body strain. Educate yourself on the benefits of your ergonomics and asses your personal workplace needs. Integrate the products you feel will best aid your top areas of discomfort and become more productive as a result!

When it's time for lunch, the productive worker doesn't chow down on a greasy burger and fries. They eat healthy and provide their bodies with the energy needed to get through the home stretch. As salads and low cal lunches can become boring over time, the productive worker takes the time to research healthy meals they can make in advance to avoid expensive lunches at local restaurants. Eating healthy at lunch will also help you to avoid the dreaded mid day nap you'll no doubt want to take after 4 slices of pizza, a coke, and too many breadsticks!

Once the productive worker is back behind the desk after eating a healthy lunch, they commit to a strong finish. They review their daily plan and tackle the tasks left on the days list. Before leaving the office they make sure to organize their computer desk and put files back in order. The productive worker knows that being productive on a daily basis means coming into a workspace that's ready to rock and roll the next day. As the productive worker has made good habits a priority, they head home, enjoy time with family, decompress, and prepare to start the routine over effectively the following day!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Office Design Ideas: 5 Hot Desks Trending In February

Looking to take your office space to the next level? We thought so! That being said, we thought we'd highlight 5 of the coolest office desks for sale on the market in February. When designing your workspace, keep these top notch workstations from brands like Global Total Office, Mayline, and Cherryman Industries in mind!

Executive Furniture Set
First up, the C1F1 Princeton desk configuration from our friends at Global Total Office. This high end executive package includes a 72" wide straight front desk with stunning rear wall credenza layout. The C1F1 is available in 7 trending finish options including dark espresso and winter cherry. The modular capabilities of the Princeton series allow users to grow their desk configurations with their business needs. Princeton is stylish, versatile, and fully functional. It's truly hard to beat desk packages like the C1F1 in 2015.

Mayline Medina FurnitureSecond on our list of hottest office desks for sale in February is the MNT37LGS from Mayline. The super cool gray steel finish featured on this Medina series desk configuration is sure to make any professional workspace pop. The MNT37LGS includes a 63" front desk with matching credenza, overhead hutch, and two mobilized pedestals, all for the everyday low price of $1343.99. In terms of style and value, the modern office desks from the Mayline Medina collection are amongst the best in the business.

Cherryman Verde DeskWhen it comes to an article on modern office desks, we wouldn't be doing you justice without sharing a little bit of what Cherryman Industries has to offer. This industry leading brand has received high praise for their contemporary Verde furniture collection. This full service furniture line includes professional receptions stations, conference room tables, and of course best selling desks like the VL-744N. With it's ample storage, silver handle pulls, and unique white hutch doors, the VL-744N is sure to make your office interior stand apart from the competition. If you're looking to create a fully functional, modern work environment, the VL-744N is a must consider for your project.

OFM Milano DeskIf you follow our blog, you'll know that we give OFM a ton of praise for their high end lounge and reception furniture solutions. That being said, this high quality brand deserves a little more love for their innovative desking. Popular OFM office desks like the Milano series 55501 offer the perfect combination of modern and traditional style characteristics. With it's laminate surfaces and industrial metal accents, the 55501 Milano desk is sure to appeal to a wide audience. The 72" work surface provide users with a ton of room to operate and functional effectively throughout the work day. In addition to the 55501, OFM offers a wide range of matching products that include wall cabinets, credenzas, and pedestals to take your interior to the next level.

M2 Margate Office DeskDue to their super popular office chairs, Offices To Go is often overlooked for their incredible office furnishings. We thought we'd share a bit of love with them as well in today's post by highlighting the M2 Margate configuration. This professional executive workstation features a solid wood veneer construction and luxurious appeal that's simply unmatched. Priced at $1745.99, you'll be hard pressed to find a real wood office furniture configuration with such impeccable craftsmanship for even twice the price. The M2 offers a popular U shaped design with 72" desk, matching credenza, and 48" flush bridge. Need storage? No problem! This OTG Margate furniture set includes two integrated pedestal to help you keep your stationary and files nice and neat.