Thursday, January 28, 2016

Seating Showdown: Ravi Vs. Creedence

Seating Showdown: Ravi Chair vs. Creedence Chair
Woodstock Marketing specializes in the provision of high quality office seating for the home and business. This industry leader recently gave us two awesome mesh chairs, and we're determined to see which model reigns supreme. In today's Seating Showdown article, we'll compare the Ravi and Creedence chairs. While both of these chairs are fantastic, only one can take the Seating Showdown crown.

Round 1: Style

In round one we'll compare these two office chairs side by side to analyze their distinctive characteristics. At first glance, both the Ravi and Creedence chairs will impress you with their cool color options and contemporary curves. The Ravi's contoured back, squared arms, and sleek profile will draw you in for a sit. The Creedence earns an A for it's high back design, wide stance, and impressive arms. This round is a tie!

Round 2: Comfort

As comfort preferences vary, we wanted to give both of these awesome office chairs a fair chance to win round two. We let 5 individuals try both the Ravi and Creedence. The results were close, but the Creedence series office chair won the round 3 votes to 2. The adjustable arms, waterfall seat edge, and weight activated mechanism gave it the edge.

Round 3: Applications

The Creedence rolls into round three with a one round lead. Now we'll see which one of these chairs is more versatile! With it's sleek frame and squared arm design, the Ravi mesh chair is the preferred choice for conference room applications. This ultra stylish seating is sure to help maximize the number of guests that can be comfortably accommodated around your conference table. Based on the same specifics, the Ravi is also a better option for professional training applications where space is at a premium. The Creedence chair is great for professional tasking applications. With it's high end ergonomic features, it provides a reliable sit for computing applications. Add the optional headrest to the Creedence chair and it's perfect for modern executive office seating needs. As quality task, computing, and executive chairs are harder to find, the Creedence takes round 3.

Round 4: Price

The base model Creedence chair is priced at $329.00 in your choice of 4 attractive color options. An optional headrest is available for just $69.00 more. The Ravi mesh back chair is priced at $229.00 in 3 cool color options. At a hundred bucks less, the Ravi takes this round. The comfort to price ratio isn't enough to swing us towards the Creedence for the extra money.

The Decision:

In the long run, you really can't go wrong with either of these versatile seating solutions. That being said, we do have a winner. Today's Seating Showdown title goes to the Creedence chair. With a tie in the style round, the matchup with very close. Ultimately, the win came down to which chair provided the most comfortable sit. While the Ravi is no slouch in the comfort department, it simply doesn't come equipped with the weight sensing mechanism and adjustable T shaped arms found on the Creedence.

Final Word:

Woodstock Marketing has truly outdone themselves with these two chairs. We highly recommend the Ravi for professional conference room seating needs. The Creedence is a do it all task chair that's sure to excel in any workplace setting. Both models provide excellent value and should be thoroughly considered by chair shoppers in 2016. We give the Creedence 4 out of 5 stars and the Ravi chair 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sneak Peek: OfficeAnything.com 3.0

OfficeAnything.com 3.0
We're doing big things in 2016! This Friday, we're installing a responsive web design that will take your furniture and seating shopping experience to the next level. In today's post, we'll take a look at OfficeAnything.com 3.0 and new features we know you'll love. Thank your for your continued support.

The new home page will be highlighted by a contemporary theme and bright colors. At first glance you'll notice the horizontal navigation menu designed to allow shoppers to browse products by type, space, collection, and manufacturer. Along the left side of the home page you'll find an advanced site search bar and our most popular shopping categories.

OfficeAnything.com responsive web designWe've updated our homepage slide show to offer special promotions and deals. We'll also be using the new slide show to showcase hot new products from our favorite brands. Below the slide show you'll find quick links to our top rated office furniture and seating manufacturers, along with thumbnails to popular internal categories to help simplify the shopping experience.

With links to our social profiles, coupons, and our twitter feed rounding out the homepage, you'll be at no shortage of ways to shop, save, and share with us!

OfficeAnything.com ProductsWe've also added some cool new features on our internal pages. The new "Quick View" tool will allow you to pull up in-depth details on individual products without the need to flip back and forth between pages. Simply hover over an office chair or desk you like, click the "Quick View" tab and you'll be able to see everything you need. This means, you'll never loose your place in the search! We've also added a cool compare feature that will allow you to check out up to 4 products side by side when shopping. We took our product pages even further with the addition of illuminating products, simplified option displays, and high resolution images.

OfficeAnything.com Mobile StoreWhat truly sets OfficeAnything.com 3.0 apart is the new and improved mobile store. As business professionals are always on the go, the interactive design and mobile layout make it easy to find what you need, when you need it. The mobile storefront is highlighted by a large search bar, current specials, links to our top brands, and much more.

Users can quickly refine their shopping experience by touching the menu icon located in the top left corner of the mobile homepage. A slide out menu will appear that provides you with the ability to shop by item, brand, space, and collection. You can also go broad with your search by viewing top categories like office furniture, office chairs, storage solutions, and more.

Our goal was to provide our valued shoppers with the absolute best mobile experience possible. The new responsive website makes for a simplified, efficient, and versatile browsing across all devices.

We take pride in being ahead of the industry curve. While OfficeAnything.com 2.0 will be missed, our updated store will certainly improve the rate at which you find products, and how you view them. The responsive store offers innovative features not found on any other furniture site. With your help, we can make 2016 a year to remember! Have ideas on how to make the new store better? We'd

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Executives Love The Mayline Sterling Collection

Mayline Sterling Office FurnitureThe people have spoken! The Mayline Sterling collection is a hit. This full service line of executive desks, reception stations, conference tables, and office storage solutions has rocked the start of 2016. As one of the hottest new lines on the market, Sterling furniture has become the preferred choice of executives looking kick corporate appeal into high gear. In today's post, we'll review the luxurious modern workstations from the Sterling collection and highlight their cutting edge design characteristics. Enjoy!

Mayline Office Desk LayoutExecutives love the distinctively bold look of Sterling furniture. The executive desk layouts from this best selling collection blend modern and traditional characteristics to create a well rounded look that's sure to impress even the harshest critics.

With exquisite finishes and unmatched attention to detail, Sterling delivers a pristine look that far surpasses competing lines. Sterling desks and storage components feature opaque acrylic accents and elegant curves that will no doubt earn your space an abundance of positive compliments.

STL4 Sterling Typical by MaylineSterling series desks are available in stand alone, L shaped, and U shaped variations. To keep things simple, shoppers can select from one of the pre-configured executive workstation layouts to complete their space. If an out of the box configuration won't cut it, plan a custom interior using Sterling's modular components. This new casegoods collection from Mayline is extremely versatile! Creating the work space of your dreams is easier than ever with the Sterling collection.

STL7 Sterling Typical by MaylineModern executives love Sterling series office desk configurations like the STL4. This U shaped desk setup includes a curved 66" wide desk that's complimented by a 48" wide bridge and 66" rear wall credenza. The STL4 provides ample storage with the addition of a 2 file storage pedestals and a 66" hutch that situates over the top of the credenza. The full 5 piece setup is available in 2016 for $1963.99. Now that's value.

Stuck trying to outfit a smaller office interior with furniture that doesn't lack in terms of style? Mayline has you covered! Popular Sterling series desks like the STL7 can be easily used to maximize your interior. This L shaped desk configuration can be situated along perimeter walls or used effectively in corner office applications. The STL7 provides plenty of storage and work surface space for just $1162.99.

5 Star Office Furniture
We give the Sterling collection 5 our of 5 stars. With trend setting finish options and a wide range of modular components, there's really not much to criticize about this cutting edge casegoods line. Any executive tackling an office makeover project in 2016 should give the Sterling collection serious consideration. The desks and workstations from this line are some of the best in the business.

Monday, January 25, 2016

2016's Coolest Computer Desks Under $200.00

Need a new computer desk for your home office, bedroom, or dorm room? We've got you covered! In today's post we'll highlight 2016's coolest computer workstations priced under $200.00. These stylish desks from brands like Mayline, Flash Furniture, and OFM will boost decor without breaking the bank. Enjoy!

Mayline Vision Desk
First up, the Mayline Model 972 Vision Series computer desk from the Eastwinds home furniture collection. This glass accented home office desk is perfect for college students and young professionals. The 972 Vision desk is available in your choice of two attractive finish options for just $159.99. With a retractable keyboard tray and modular storage shelf, the 972 Vision desk is ready to help you operate comfortably and effectively. This modern desk is truly an excellent value!

Mayline Computer DeskLimited on space? No need to worry! Mayline has you covered yet again with their 948 model computer desk. This mobile workstation is perfect for studio apartments and small dorm rooms. The 948 mobile computer station comes standard with a flat panel keyboard platform, CD holder, and raised monitor stand. The lower level printer and CPU shelf make the 948 a self contained workstation on wheels. At just $96.99, you'll be hard pressed to find a more versatile desk for small work environments.

Flash Furniture Computer DeskWhen it comes to computer desks, Flash Furniture knows their stuff. This industry leading furniture brand takes pride in setting trends competing brands can only hope to follow. Take one look at the NAN-JN-2824SL-COMBO-GG model computer desk and you'll see what we mean. Long model numbers aside, this workstation is the full package. With thick glass work surfaces and attractive wood legs, this home computer desk is sure to impress even the harshest critics. At just $184.99, it's a great buy for 2016.

Retro Computer DeskSimple, clean, and classy! These three words best describe the Flash Furniture NAN-JN-2120-GG. This modern computer desk boasts a blend of retro and industrial characteristics that put it in a league of it's own. As retro-modern furniture has been hot in the first weeks of 2016, this Flash Furniture desk is poised for superstardom. At just $177.99 you'll have funds to spare to select a cool office chair to match.

OFM Computer DeskOFM, Inc. is doing big things in 2016. This respected manufacturer is always finding new and innovative ways to improve interiors without breaking the budget. While OFM's 55103 model computer desk isn't exactly new, it's still going to make it's way onto the best sellers list. This heavy duty workstation boasts a 24" x 48" surface and requires no tools for assembly. Now that's user friendly! This computer desk from OFM is perfect for the home, office, dorm room, and classroom. Three color combinations are available at just $195.99. With durable metal legs and a thick laminate top, the 55103 model computer desk from OFM is no doubt one of the best buys of 2016.


Friday, January 22, 2016

Office Design Tips: 5 Ways To Combine Cool and Comfort In 2016

Industry leading brands don't want their shoppers to sacrifice appeal for comfort. That being said, reputable manufacturers like Mayline, OFM, and Global Total Office are working hard to provide both. In today's post we'll highlight 5 products specifically designed to promote comfortable workplace operation and out of this world appeal. Enjoy!

Mayline Living ChairOffice comfort starts with the chair. The chair you choose with act as a main focal point of your space, and your main source of support. Selecting a cool office chair that promotes correct posture is easier than ever. Take one look at the Mayline Living chair and you'll see exactly what we mean! This "smart chair" boasts a weight activated seat slider mechanism and flexible back that move with the user. If you're tired of pulling levers and adjusting tension knobs to find the correct sitting position, the Living Chair is a must consider. This high tech office chair provides an abundance of cutting edge ergonomic features and the visual appeal needed to take any interior of the top. The Living chair is available for just $399.99 in 2016.

OFM Triumph SeatingYou'll no doubt want to wow your guests with a stunning office lobby that helps create a lasting first impression. While visual appeal is certainly important, you'll also want to keep your guests happy with comfortable seating to enjoy during their wait. To achieve both, you'll need a modular lobby seating collection. We present to you, the OFM Triumph seating line. The super cool lounge chairs and sofas from this collection can be connected together to form out-of-this-world layouts that will impress your guests. Triumph chairs can be outfitted with tablet arms to improve the guest waiting experience. You visitors will be wowed the minute they walk in the door. They'll also be able to work in comfort while they wait. Just don't be surprised if they don't wan to leave your lobby.

Sit To Stand Table
Sitting for long periods of time can actually shorten your life span. To avoid this office epidemic, you'll want to promote continuous movement in the workplace. With cutting edge products like the sit to stand tables from the Global Total Office Foli collection, you'll take back comfort and productivity in the workplace. These tables not only combine cool and comfort, they also kick functionality and efficiency into high gear. Foli tables are perfect for guest reception, training, conference room, and classroom applications.

Dual Monitor ArmsDual screen monitor arms look cool, reduce eye strain, and increase usable desk space. That's a trifecta of awesomeness if you as us! We highly recommend picking up a dual screen monitor mount from reputable ergonomic brands like ESI Ergonomic Solutions in 2016. ESI's dual computer screen mounts attach via surface grommet clips or desk edge clamps in minutes. If you're tired of endlessly clicking between tabs and want to give your space a high tech ergonomic makeover, a dual monitor arm is a must in 2016.

Mayline Training Room FurnitureIt's super easy to combine cool and comfort in the training room. You just have to know where to look! This year, flip top training room tables with mobilized bases are the way to go. Tables like the Sync and Flip-N-Go from Mayline save space when not in use, and make reconfiguring a breeze. You can also improve comfort and visual appeal simultaneously with the addition of tablet arm nesting chairs from the Mayline Thesis collection. These user friendly chairs are sold in affordable 2 packs. They typically ship within 2 days of order in basic color options. The Thesis guest training room seating collection allows businesses to provide training room visitors with the ultimate sitting experience.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Coming Soon: New Stools From Woodstock Marketing!

In just a few short weeks, Woodstock Marketing will make their new stools available for purchase. We couldn't be more excited. With trend setting designs inspired by their best selling office chairs, Woodstock's new stools are sure to impress. In today's post we'll take a look at 4 of Woodstock's newest stools and their innovative characteristics. Enjoy!

Woodstock Marketing Joplin Stool
Woodstock's ultra popular Joplin seating collection has become a preferred choice for conference and executive office makeover projects. Now, with matching stools, you can create a cohesive look in your complimenting interiors. The Joplin stools features genuine leather seating surfaces and a ribbed back stitching pattern that's sure to impress.

Woodstock Marketing Annie StoolInterior designers will love the all new stools from the Woodstock Marketing Annie collection. These retro-modern seating solutions are available in popular color options like red, black, white, and brown. The Annie stool features a fixed 5 leg base, adjustable foot ring, and sleek design that's sure to help you maximize seating space. What sets the Woodstock Annie chair collection apart is the unique diamond stitching pattern on the seat and back. It's sure to pop in any setting!

Woodstock Marketing Hendrix ChairThe Hendrix chair collection put Woodstock Marketing on the map. These segmented cushion office chairs are available in 5 attractive color options and 2 back heights that work perfectly in executive office, conference room, and home work environments. The new Hendrix stool boasts a mid back design, fixed 5 leg base, well padded seating surfaces and much more. The polished chrome base and arms help promote a contemporary vibe that we think Jimi himself would surely appreciate.

Woodstock Marketing Baez Mesh StoolLooking for an alternative to leather? Woodstock has you covered. We present to you the all new Baez mesh stool collection. These swanky modern stools provide lot's of support and a super cool look that's unlike anything on the market. The Baez stool collection works great in bistro, cafe, and break room settings. With an adjustable foot ring, fixed 5 star base, and polished features, the Baez stool will wow your valued guests without braking the bank. The Baez will certainly be the most affordable new Woodstock Marketing Stool, but it won't lack in terms of quality. All Baez stools are crafted with professionalism, comfort, and versatility in mind. In need of new stools in a hurry? All Baez models typically ship within 2 day of order. This makes making your makeover deadline a breeze.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

What's New? Powered Endure Tables from OFM!

OFM Endure Series Standing Height Table with 4 Stools
When it comes to workplace innovations, OFM never fails to impress. This highly respected furniture manufacturer takes pride in crafting cutting edge products for interiors of all kinds. This year, OFM is at it again. Their new Endure table collection is poised to rock the furniture world. In today's post we'll highlight the features and benefits of these all new powered tables. Enjoy!

At first glance, you'll notice the blend of retro-industrial design characteristics showcased by the new Endure powered table collection. The heavy duty design is built to withstand the toughest environments. These ultra cool tables will no doubt impress even the harshest critics. These cutting edge tables work great in both modern and traditional environments. 

Powered Table with Stool SeatsThese new office tables from OFM are great for a variety of professional applications. Use Endure tables to power up the break room, or create one of a kind training areas. Endure tables can also be used effectively in bistro, cafe, and cafeteria settings.

Surface level power ports set this collection apart from anything on the market. With AC and USB ports, users can charge devices and work effectively without the need to search for a wall outlet.

OFM Endure Series Powered TableAll OFM Endure tables feature standing height surfaces. Users can push in the retractable seats to operate while standing. As sitting for long periods of time is simply unhealthy, the Endure table promotes continuous movement that will reduce fatigue and increase blood flow. Want to take a load off? No problem! Simply slide out a stool surface and tackle your tasks one by one.

These modular tables are available in a wide range of connectable sizes to meet the needs of areas both small and large. The 9004 model Endure table seats 4 guests and boasts a 48" long surface. The 9016 model seats 16 guests and whopping 186" long surface.

OFM Endure 16 Seat Table with PowerTypically, high tech office furniture comes at a hefty cost. That's not the case with the new Endure tables. The 9004 model runs just $921.99. If funds are tight, you can simply purchase 1 table configuration and add-on as your needs increase.

Endure tables are available in 4 surface and seat finish combinations. Both the walnut and white tops pair well with the dark vein metal seats that are incredibly durable and easily to clean. Walnut seats are also available for a more traditional look. All seats support up to 300 pounds each. Now that's heavy duty!

We give this innovative office table collection 5 stars. OFM really hasn't given us anything to criticize. These tables are a refreshing look at where the industry is heading. The Endure collection shows OFM's ability to think outside the box and excel in ways competing manufacturers can only dream of.

Monday, January 18, 2016

2016's Coolest Office Chairs Under $200

Looking to save big on new office chairs in 2016? You're in the right place! Today we'll highlight 2016's coolest seating solutions priced under $200.00. The best selling chairs showcased here will improve corporate appeal and comfort without breaking the bank. Happy shopping!

Offices To Go 11858B ChairIt's tough to find a great executive office chair that costs less than five hundred bucks. Luckily, brands like Offices To Go have a solution. Their new 11858B model segmented cushion chair provides high end appeal and the user friendly ergonomic features needed to reach peak performance levels in the workplace. This high back office chair sports Luxhide seating surfaces, padded arms, polished frame accents, and multi functional swivel tilt mechanism for just $189.99.

Eurotech Seating Tetra ChairWhen it comes to cool office seating, Eurotech knows their stuff! Their Tetra series MF272BLK mesh office chair is the full package. This ultra cool task chair comes equipped with standard ergonomic features like adjustable T shaped arms and waterfall seat edge to take pressure off the knees while working. At just $177.50, the Tetra chair fall well below todays two hundred dollar budget. These versatile chairs are perfect for both home and professional office settings. The Tetra provided superior comfort at a price any shopper will appreciate.

E1003 Essentials Chair by OFMThe new Essentials seating collection from OFM has rapidly become a favorite of interior design teams and shoppers alike. The cool mock leather chairs from the Essentials collection work great in conference room and executive office environments. The model E1003 Essentials chair is our personal favorite. At only $153.99, you'll have a hard time finding a cooler chair in 2016.

High Back Mesh Chair by Flash FurnitureSleek, European style office chairs are the latest industry craze. Take one look at the BT-2786H-GG chair from Flash Furniture and you'll see what we mean. This high back mesh chair offers space saving design characteristics that will help maximize your interior. The BT-2786H-GG is perfect for the conference room and will increase the number of guests that can comfortably fit around your table. At the everyday low price of $195.99, it falls just under the budget cap for today's article.

Boss B9331 Chair
Last but certainly not least, chair shoppers on a budget will love the B9331 chair from Boss Office. Known for their high quality chairs at discount prices, no article on affordable seating would be complete without highlighting at least one chair from the team at Boss Office. This high back executive tilter provides the perfect combination of modern and traditional appeal. With well padded seating surfaces and contemporary lines, these chairs from Boss Office are incredibly well rounded. The B9331 chair is priced at just $186.99 in 2016. Sit it in once and you'll feel like it should cost nearly three times the price. It just goes to show, with a little shopping ingenuity you too can find a super cool office chair at any price point.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Modern Office Chair: Less Adjusting, More Comfort!

Industry leading seating manufacturers like RFM Preferred Seating, Global Total Office, and Mayline are working hard to craft modern office chairs designed to promote comfort in the workplace with minimal adjusting. The "Smart Chair" revolution is in full swing! In today's post we'll highlight various smart chairs from these reputable brands and their respective benefits.

RFM Preferred Seating Verte ChairThe average office chair requires a lot of adjusting. If you're tired of all the lever pulling and knob twisting necessary to achieve proper support in the workplace, a "smart chair" is the way to go. Today's modern office chairs practically have minds of their own. They are built to automatically react to the weight of the user and perform accordingly.

The smart chair movement got it's official start just a few short years ago. When RFM Preferred Seating introduced their Verte chair collection, it was way ahead of it's time. In many ways, it still is! Brands like RFM have always pushed the limits of innovation. They never settle for average or ordinary. The Verte chair displays their commitment to attaining greatness in the workplace. Designed by professional ergonomists and engineers for nearly a decade, the RFM Verte series ergonomic tasking chair is truly a masterpiece. Take one look (or sit) in this revolutionary chair and you'll be able to feel where the seating industry is currently heading. Inspired by the human vertebrae, the Verte combines ergonomics, form and function to produce the ultimate in seating posture and comfort.

Global Total Office G20 Cloud Series Chair
When it comes to professional seating, nobody outperforms Global Total Office. While they didn't start the modern "smart chair" movement, they are working hard to push it to new heights. New Global Total Office seating solutions like the G20 Cloud chair represent years of dedication in the field. The G20 cloud chair offers distinctive modern design characteristics that work together to make finding the correct operational position a breeze. G20's advanced mechanism automatically senses body weight and reacts to the user while working. At just $580.99, it's definitely one of the best modern office chair buys of 2016.

Arti Series Articulating Office Chair
Brands like Global are always pushing the limits. While one highly advanced modern office chair may be enough for some seating manufactures, Global isn't your ordinary brand. In addition to the G20, Global gave us the Arti collection to further raise the bar. Arti chairs like the 6673-2 articulate like a human spine. The chair back will literally reshape itself to mimic the user's profile. The Arti automatically responds to body movements and sitting positions without the need for constant adjusting. Leave no doubt, with this chair you can certainly do less and achieve more!

With all the new office furniture collections released by Mayline in 2015, you may have missed their new Living Chair. A huge hit at this years NeoCon convention, the Living Chair garnered huge crowds and instant respect from seating enthusiasts. The Living chair sports a passive seat slider that is weight activated. The flexible back provides constant support that adjusts to you as you sit and move naturally. The chair seat automatically adjusts to it's user and distributes weight without the need for adjustment. This all translates to a highly effective office chair that requires less adjusting than any other model on the market. This Mayline task chair is set to dominate the market in 2016.

In conclusion, this years modern office chairs will be better than ever. With top brands striving for greatness, 2016 is really going to be special. The next generation of seating is upon us, and we couldn't be more excited. Achieving premier support and posture with minimal adjusting is rapidly becoming the industry standard.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

7 Helpful Tips For Sitting Success In 2016

Office Chair Posture Tips
Are you tired of sitting incorrectly? Are you ready to make a change? If so, you're in the right place! Today on the OfficeAnything.com blog we'll highlight 7 ways to help you improve posture in the workplace. The tips, tricks, and product suggestions shared here will have you operating effectively and productively in 2016. Enjoy!

1.) Keep Back In Contact With Chair

Every time you lean away from your office chair to work and type, you're missing out on the support you need to sit successfully. For this reason, it's very important to keep your back in contact with your chair while working. Hunching over and leaning forward to type results in poor posture. Avoid this common problem in 2016 by sitting upright and using your chair's tilting function every time you need to lean forward.

2.) Set Computer Screens To Eye Level

Having your computer screens at eye level is a must! If you're looking up or down at your screens, you're neck is straining. This strain will result in muscle soreness that causes a drop in productivity. Adjust your computer screens to eye level with the integration of an adjustable ergonomic monitor arm from a reputable brand like ESI Ergonomic Solutions, Global Total Office, or Symmetry. If the budget is tight, you can simply use a stack of books or magazines in the mean time. In the long run, it doesn't have to be pretty to be effective.

3.) Keep Feet Flat and Forward

The days of using the base of your office chair as a foot rest are over. This poor posture habit typically results in you leaning forward to compute. It also reduces blood flow and causes long term pain that's hard to reverse. To avoid this office epidemic, commit to working with your feet flat on the ground and facing forward. It sounds simple, but bad habits are hard to break! If you're having trouble remember this tip when working, integrate an ergonomic foot rest. You'll improve leg support and achieve sitting success in no time!

4.) Use Reminders

If you truly want to sit successfully, you'll need to remember quite a few important posture tips. During those hectic days in the office, this is easier said than done. Recent studies have shown that placing a list of reminders within eye sight of your computer screen while help. Everytime you look over at the "posture reminder chart" you create, you'll quickly adjust any bad habits to ensure you're sitting successfully in 2016 and beyond.

5.) Stay Relaxed

Keep it chill in 2016! When sitting in your tasking chair at work, don't stiffen up. Allow your spine to relax into the contours of your chair. To sit successfully, you've got to stay loose. The "set it and forget it" approach to sitting in an office chair just won't cut it. Adjust your chair settings regularly to ensure you're operating in relaxed and natural positions throughout your day.

6.) Take Short Breaks

Believe it or not, standing up and taking short breaks can actually add years to your lift. Sitting for long periods of time causes stress and muscle fatigue that reduces productivity. About once every hour, stand up from your chair and take a short break. Walk around, stretch out your muscles, and get a drink of water. When you return to your workstation you'll be relaxed and more alert. This is one tip your back will thank us for sharing!

7.) Improve Blood Flow

If you want to sit successfully in 2016, you have to improve blood flow. Poor blood flow causes fatigue, cramps, and pain that can dominate your day in no time. To improve blood flow, you've got to stay relaxed. Avoid hard transitions and body angles when sitting. Utilizing an office chair with a waterfall seat edge will take pressure off your knees while simultaneously improving blood flow. In addition, you can upgrade your station with a sit to stand desk or keyboard tray. These handy ergonomic tools promote continuous movement in the workplace that results in quality blood flow.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Ergo Life: Conquering Fatigue In 2016

It's no secret that fatigue is a productivity killer. This office epidemic is ready, willing and able to strike at a moments notice to hinder your work day. To conquer fatigue, you'll need a direct plan of attack. In today's post we'll define the 3 most common areas of fatigue and provide tips on how to fight back against each. Enjoy!

Mental

Mental fatigue is most commonly caused by stress. If your day starts off in a rush, you're likely falling encountering mental fatigue before you ever step foot in the office. To fight back, you'll first need to get a good nights rest. Don't stay up late watching old reruns and movies on work nights. DVR your favorite programs and save them for the weekend! Be sure to get up with enough time to get ready without rushing. Select your outfit and prep your healthy breakfast before going to bed to save time in the morning. A structured morning will lead to a productive and fatigue free day.

When you get to work, create a plan of attack. Write down a list of time oriented goals for your day. Don't rush around from task to task hoping to get things done productively. This seldom ends successfully! With a detailed list of daily goals, you'll be able to mark them off one by one, earning a boost of momentum and self accomplishment with each check off the list.

Mental fatigue can be hard to overcome. That being said, it's not impossible. If you feel stressed, take a short break. Stand up and walk away from your office desk about once every hour. Allow your mind to readjust and calm itself. Studies have shown that taking short breaks throughout the workday greatly reduces mental fatigue.

Physical

Fighting aches and pains in your office chair on a daily basis? That's physical fatigue taking a toll on your body! This common problem is typically caused by poor blood flow and bad posture habits. The use of ergonomic tools in the workplace can help.

When it comes to fighting physical fatigue, your office chair is your best friend. Take the time to master your chair features. Most ergonomic task and computer chair models manufactured within the last 3 years should be equipped with the adjustable arms, lumbar support, and tilting features needed to operate comfortably in the workplace. Don't take a "set it and forget it" approach. To conquer fatigue in 2016, you have to be willing to adjust at a moments notice to meet the needs of any specific task.

Good posture habits and improved blood flow will go a long way in your fight against physical fatigue. Start by planting your feet flat and facing forward while you work. The days of using the base of your office chair as a foot rest are over. This common practice reduces blood flow and stiffens muscles. When sitting in your chair, be sure to keep your back against the seating surfaces at all times. Each time you lean away from the back of your chair to type, you're missing out on the support you need to effectively fight fatigue.

To improve blood flow, get up and move around. Shake out those muscles and stretch about once every hour. As previously mentioned, this simple practice yields awesome results. If taking short breaks isn't possible, consider upgrading your workspace with the addition of a sit to stand ergonomic desk from a brand like Global Total Office. These handy ergonomic tools promote continuous movement in the workplace, improve blood flow, and reduce fatigue.

Visual

All too often, visual fatigue becomes an afterthought during busy work days. If you're dealing with eye strain, don't over look it. Starring at a computer screen for hours on end is simply unhealthy. You need to look away from the screen at least once every hour to let your eyes adjust.

Are you looking down to type and view your computer screen? This is a major no-no! To avoid this common issue, you'll need to raise your computer screen to eye level. The integration of an ergonomic monitor mount will quickly solve this problem as they offer a seemingly limitless array of adjustment capabilities. If the budget is tight, you can raise your screens up with a stack of books or magazines. In the long run, it doesn't have to be pretty!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Commit To Productivity In 2016!

It's time to get more productive in the workplace. This year, brands like Eurotech Seating, Mayline, Global Total Office,  and OFM are making it easier than ever. With innovative new products crafted around the core principles of ergonomics, we should all be operating at peak performance levels in no time. In today's post we'll highlight the tips, tricks, and innovative new products you'll need to succeed in 16'.

Comfort and productivity go hand-in-hand. That being said, if you truly want to commit to productivity in 2016, you'll need an office chair that's built for the modern workplace. We recommend you purchase a new office chair from a reputable brand like Eurotech Seating. This industry leader specializes in the provision of top quality seating solutions designed for superior support. 

A good ergonomic chair is worth it's weight in gold. The ability to work in comfort and adapt to the demands of any specific task is truly priceless in the workplace. All things considered, even the best office chair is only as good as it's owner. Simply having a top of the line chair won't make you comfortable. You have to take the time to master your chair and understand it's features.

It's true, not all office chairs are created equal. When selecting a new chair, take into consideration what features you currently lack and need. Most of today's best chairs come standard with attributes that include multi functional tilting mechanism, adjustable arms, and lumbar support. Take your time during the selection process and don't be afraid to read reviews and watch demo videos online. In the long run, you'll be glad you did. 

Simply having a top of the line office chair isn't enough. To be truly productive, you have to commit to good posture habits in the workplace. Start by placing your feet flat on the ground and facing forward when you type at your desk. The days of using your the base of your chair as a foot rest will eventually come back to haunt you. Additionally, you'll want to ensure that your back stays in constant contact with your chair at all times. Each time you lean away from your chair, you're missing out on valuable support.

Fatigue is a productivity killer. Body fatigue, mental fatigue, and visual fatigue are three areas that must be properly addressed to be at your best all day long. 

Body fatigue can be reduced by committing to constant movement in the workplace. As extended sits can actually shorten your life span, it's important to get up from your desk at least once every hour. Move around and stretch out those muscles. Don't let physical fatigue hinder your work day! If you have a hard time stepping away for short breaks, consider purchasing a sit to stand ergonomic office desk for your workspace. These helpful tools promote the continuous movement and quality blood flow needed to kick productivity into high gear.

Mental fatigue is often due to stress and a lack of quality rest. Be sure to get a full 8 hours every night. Don't stay up too late watching re-runs of your favorite shows and movies. When you get up, skip the donut and eat a healthy breakfast. You've surely heard these tips before, but now is the time to fully commit to them!

Last but not least, visual fatigue will also play a key role in attacking you work day. You can quickly fight visual fatigue by raising your computer monitor to eye level. While the purchase of a monitor mounting system is the preferred solution, if the budget is tight, raise your monitor up with a stack of books or magazines. It doesn't have to be fancy! Additionally, look away from your computer screen at least once every 30 minutes. This simple practice will help your eyes properly adjust and reduce strain.

Looking to boost productivity with the use of modern ergonomics? Check out the awesome new products from Global Total Office. This year Global is releasing amazing new flip top training room tables that save space, boost productivity, and promote versatility. 

OFM has made it easy for your guests to be productive while waiting in the lobby for an appointment. Their new Morph and Serenity collections offer USB and AC input options centrally located in chair arms. Guests can work while they wait, charge devices, and make the most of their day!

Being productive takes commitment. You have to form good habits and utilize products that are up for the job. When you work in comfort, you're more likely to succeed and operate at high rates of productivity. Put the tips, tricks, and product suggestions from today's post into action.  You'll be glad you did!

Friday, January 8, 2016

4 Furniture Brands To Watch In 2016

Leave no doubt, 2016 is going to be an awesome year in the furniture and seating world. Industry leading brands like Mayline, Global Total Office, OFM, and Cherryman Industries have big things in store for designers and furniture shoppers alike. From hot new desk collections to amazing new ergonomic chairs, if you're taking on an office makeover project in 2016, strap in for an awesome ride! In today's post we'll highlight the top 5 brands to watch and what new products you can expect to see in the near future.

Office Furniture 2016Mayline 2016Mayline ended 2015 with a bang. They released hot new collections like Medina and Sterling that took the furniture world by storm. Shoppers were also rewarded with ultra cool and equally versatile new training room seating solutions from the Thesis collection. The Mayline Living chair was also a huge it. It's weight activated passive seat slider mechanism automatically adjusts to the user to prevent the need for contestant adjustment. Mayline typically saves their new releases for the 3rd and 4th quarter, but never the less, big things are coming. We are expecting new finish options, chairs, and height adjustable stations designed to promote continuous movement in the workplace. Mayline will likely be providing us all with more tablet arm seating, as well as powered tables designed to help streamline the meeting process. Keep an eye on this industry leader!

Global Total Office 2gether TablesGlobal Total Office 2016As a brand that's truly ahead of the curve, Global Total Office is regularly setting industry trends that competing brands can only hope to follow. This highly respected furniture and seating crafter takes pride in creating innovative, user friendly, and stylish products specifically designed to improve life in the office. Global is leading the year off with featured reception furniture collections like Citi square and River. These modular lines offer power options and a wide range of components to help interior designers create out of this world seating layouts. In addition, Global has given us two new office chair collections to kick the year off right. The Solar chair provides a sleek, contemporary design that works great in professional conference areas. The Lite series provides space saving characteristics and the durability needed to make your guest waiting areas look great for years. Last but not least, Global's new 2gether training room table collection is definitely worth a look. They are the most advanced on the market. 2gether tables feature flip down tops, optional modesty panels, and unmatched modern appeal. Look for more new releases from Global in the coming months!

New OFM FurnitureOFM 2016It's almost as if OFM never stops. Every time we turn around, they're introducing something cool and exciting for the workplace. With the competition of several new distribution centers, OFM is ready to get you your furniture faster in 2016. With lines like Hex, Versa, Mesa Training, and Endure all released within the past few months, you'll no doubt be excited to get your products as quickly as possible! OFM's new Serenity and Morph lounge furniture lines boast powered arms equipped with USB and AC input options that allow your guests to work while they wait. Looking to sit in comfort in 2016? Of course you are! OFM is ready to help. This industry leader has introduced too many new ergonomic chairs to list. No matter your specific needs and body type, there's OFM seating out there for your personal needs and budget. We fully expect OFM to be the most active furniture and seating brand again in 2016. Look for this industry innovator to go tablet and power crazy!

Cherryman iDesk SeatingCherryman Industries 2016Cherryman Industries surprised us all with their iDesk Office Chair collection in 2015. The ultra comfortable ergonomic chairs from this collection quickly made their way onto the best sellers list. This year, we expect more of the same. Look for awesome new mid back variations of popular iDesk chairs like Oroblanco and Ambarella. These new additions should be hitting the market in the coming weeks. We've also heard rumors of an all new casegoods collection. If it's anything like Verde and Amber, we can't wait! Cherryman is known for their innovative office furniture and commitment to quality. We don't expect this respected crafter to go nuts with new products in 2016, but what they do give us will be a must consider for any makeover project.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

How To Simplify Office Comfort

How To Simplify Office ComfortAll to often we find ourselves settling for discomfort and dealing with fatigue that causes major productivity drops in the office. By forming good habits and committing to ergonomics in the workplace, you too can simplify office comfort. In today's post we'll highlight the tips, tricks, and product suggestions you'll need to do just that. Enjoy!

Office comfort starts with the chair! If your chair isn't equipped with modern features like adjustable arms and lumbar support, it may be time for an upgrade. Brands like Global Total Office, Eurotech Seating, and Cherryman Industries make it easy to sit superior without breaking your budget. These reputable manufacturers specialize in the provision of high quality chairs designed to meet the needs of any user.

When selecting your office chair, be sure to watch demo videos online. You can also visit a showroom to test out a few chairs. Take your time when making a chair selection. The seating solution you choose will play a key role in both short term and long term support.

User Friendly Office Chairs:

  • Arti by Global Total Office
  • iOO by Eurotech Seating
  • Oroblanco by Cherryman Industries

Once you've selected a great office chair, it's time to master it's features. Even the most expensive ergonomic seating solutions are only as good as their owners. Simply office comfort by learning about the adjustments your chair provides. Don't be a "set it and forget it" chair user. Be willing to adapt at a moments notice to ensure you're ready to meet the demands of any task.

Forming good posture habits will also help you in your quest to simplify office comfort. We all know the importance of good posture in the workplace, but while we are busy on important projects, we often forget and fall back into poor sitting patterns. To help, place a list of posture reminders around your workstation. Studies have shown that this simple process yields major results.

When you're sitting at your desk, don't slouch! Be sure to keep your back in contact with the chair at all times. If you find yourself leaning forward to type, adjust the angle of your chair back. To put it simply, every time you lean away from your office chair your spine isn't properly supported.

Do you find yourself looking down at your computer screen when you're typing? This isn't good for the neck! To avoid this common issue, raise your computer screen to eye level. An ergonomic monitor arm is the preferred choice, but if you're looking to save a few bucks, just prop your monitor up on a stack of books or magazines. It doesn't have to look great to make you more comfortable!

Helpful Posture Tips:

  • Keep Back In Contact With Chair At All Times
  • Keep Feet Flat And Facing Forward When Sitting (Don't Use The Chair Base As A Footrest!)
  • Don't Look Down To Type
  • Keep Computer Screen At Eye Level
  • Keep Chair Arms Set To Proper Angle

You'll also want to avoid extended sits. Be sure to take a short break once every hour. Stretch out those muscles, allow your eyes to adjust, and simply walk around for a few minutes. Studies have shown that sitting for long periods of time can actually shorten your lifespan. This is one tip you don't want to avoid.

Office comfort doesn't have to be difficult. Sure it will take time to form good habits, but in the long run you'll be operating more efficiently and effectively. Simplify your quest for a comfortable work day by remembering a few simple points.

  1. Office comfort starts with the chair. Don't be afraid to adjust your chair settings multiple time throughout the work day. 
  2. Ppromote continuous movement in the workplace. Don't let your muscles go dormant while working. You'll stiffen up and be stuck dealing with cramps, aches, and even pain. 
  3. Focus on good blood flow. Good blood flow will help you fight fatigue and operate more productively. 
  4. Commit to good posture. Placing reminders and tips within eye sight of your workstation will have you sitting pretty in no time.
  5. Take short breaks. A 10 minute break every hour could actually save your life!