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An Alternative for Noisy Office Spaces: Integrating Modular Soundproofing for Aesthetic Noise Reduction

Office spaces are notoriously noisy, thanks to all the activity that goes on within a given work day. There’s the chatter of employees, the hum of printers and copiers, phones ringing, doors slamming… the list goes on and on. All this commotion suggests a robust and active team, but it may also be a headache […]
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Smart Offices, Smarter Work: Integrating Technology for Productivity Gains

If we’re honest, we’ve all had mixed experiences with workplace technology. Sometimes, when it’s poorly deployed or doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to, technology can be a barrier to productivity. But when technology is integrated into your office in a smart, strategic way, it can help your entire team function at a higher level. […]
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Maximizing Small Spaces: Strategies for Efficient Office Layouts

Every workplace has some hard limitations when it comes to overall square footage. For some workplaces, those limitations can feel especially burdensome. If you have a large team and a lot of equipment, but a modest amount of physical space, your team may quickly start feeling cramped and cluttered. And when employees feel that way, […]
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New Year, New Mindset: Enhancing Productivity in Your Workplace

The start of a new year is a perfect time to take stock of your personal goals and priorities, encompassing everything from financial health to personal fitness. It’s also an ideal occasion to take stock of your team’s goals, and to implement new strategies to facilitate productivity in the workplace. Whether you’re leading a team […]
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Inclusive Office Design: Creating Accessible Spaces

Over the past several years, more and more companies have gotten serious about inclusivity, deliberately seeking office environments that welcome a broad and diverse employee base. Many companies actively prioritize ethnic and racial diversity, gender equality, accommodations for working parents, and more. And yet, it’s also important for this focus on workplace inclusivity to encompass […]
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Revisiting Return To Office: Did Hoteling Work?

Needless to say, the COVID pandemic threw us all for a loop. Employers, in particular, had to rapidly adapt to changing workplace realities, navigating a world in which team members couldn’t readily gather in shared spaces. While many companies pushed a strong “return to work” effort last year, in many ways we’re still dealing with […]
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The Psychology of Color in Office Design: Boosting Mood and Creativity

All of us are affected by the environment around us. Factors such as the temperature or ambient noise level can have an outsized impact on our mood, our stress level, and our productivity. That’s what makes it so important to be intentional in all aspects of office design; every detail of your workspace that can […]
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Sustainable Moving Practices: Eco-Friendly Solutions for Businesses

During any office relocation, you’re bound to have multiple goals. Naturally, you want to ensure streamlined logistics, operational efficiency, cost savings, and minimal disruption to your day-to-day activities. But you might also have some goals with regard to your environmental footprint. As more and more companies have adapted rigorous standards of ecological responsibility (often formalized […]
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Moving Your Medical Practice: Best Practices for Healthcare Facility Relocations

Whether you need additional space or simply wish to be closer to your patients, there are plenty of reasons why you might opt to relocate your medical practice. Naturally, the actual moving process can be a little complicated, particularly since it is likely to involve a great deal of sensitive and costly equipment. With the […]
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Establishing an Office Move Project Team: Roles, Responsibilities, & Collaboration

Relocating an entire business is no small feat. It’s a potentially massive, sprawling project with big ramifications for all aspects of business operations. As such, it’s a project far too big for any one person to handle. You’ll need all hands-on deck to ensure a smooth and successful move. To that end, one of the […]
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Assessing the Capacity & Resources of Commercial Movers: Ensuring a Smooth Office Move

When you’re planning a large-scale relocation project, it’s important to choose vendors who can match the scope of your move. Smaller moving companies may simply lack the resources or capacity needed to handle all the complexities of your office relocation, which means it’s important to find movers who can. The question is, how can you […]
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Seeking Recommendations & Reviews: Leveraging Others’ Experiences in Choosing a Commercial Mover

Choosing the right moving company can make a world of difference in your commercial relocation. By selecting the right moving team, your organization can contain costs, stick to a reasonable timeline, and ensure that all physical assets are properly secured. Additionally, an experienced commercial moving company can minimize any disruption to your team’s daily activities. […]
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Ensuring Data Security & Privacy During a Large-Scale Office Move

One of the primary concerns during any office relocation is ensuring all business assets are kept safe and secure. This includes not just tangible assets, like workstations and machinery, but also less tangible ones, like digital files and data. It’s important to recognize that a large-scale office move presents a number of risks to your […]
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The Art of Office Space Utilization: Maximizing Efficiency & Productivity

The concept of office space is nothing new— for generations, employees have gathered in cubicles and conference rooms to get their work done— but the expectations surrounding office space have evolved considerably. Between the pandemic and steady improvements in digital communication technologies, more and more employees are choosing to work from home, at least part […]
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Budgeting for an Office Relocation: Strategies for Cost Control & Forecasting

Often, relocating your office space is one of the most advantageous things you can do for your company. An office relocation can provide you with room to expand, it can place you closer to where your target customers are located, and in some cases it may even help you curtail overhead expenses. Even when an […]
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The Psychology of Office Moves: Minimizing Employee Stress and Disruption

Moving your home can be an emotionally unsettling experience for anyone, as it means saying goodbye to some of the day-to-day realities and routines that provide a sense of stability. The same could be said of moving a workspace, particularly since most employees spend as much time at the office as they do at home. […]
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Key Considerations for Fortune 500 Companies Undertaking Large-Scale Office Relocations

Relocating a corporate headquarters is always a massive undertaking, requiring careful management of cost, communications, and logistics. The complexity of an office relocation scales in accordance with the size of the company, meaning that Fortune 500 companies face acute difficulties. To properly plan for and manage these complexities, it’s first important to have a clear […]
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7 Tips for Designing an Office Space for Employee Health and Comfort

When you think of ergonomics, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Often, the term is associated with comfortable furniture, or workspace layouts that optimize posture. Those are certainly key concerns with ergonomics, but more broadly, the term encompasses any strategic initiative to design office environments with people in mind. The ergonomic workplace is […]
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5 Business Moving Mistakes to Avoid

There’s really no way around it: Relocating a business tends to be pretty complicated, and often a little stressful. One of the best ways to reduce your relocation stress is to steer clear of some common moving errors. Here are five of the most common mistakes that businesses make when relocating… and some advice on […]
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3 Drawbacks When You Hire Too Many Commercial Move Suppliers

During seasons of economic uncertainty, facilities teams look for ways to improve the operational efficiency of their moves or of their facility change programs. One of the best ways to streamline operational efficiency is to rethink vendor use. All too often, facilities teams hire separate commercial move vendors to assist with their commercial relocation, IT […]
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5 Best Practices to Manage Your Company’s Off-Site Storage

There are a number of reasons to invest in an off-site storage program for your company. When organized well and managed efficiently, off-site storage makes it easy to save money, reusing what you already have as opposed to investing in new furniture and equipment. A good storage program also allows your facilities management team to […]
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4 Indicators Your Commercial Mover is Not Safe

During a commercial relocation, it’s tempting to focus on things like cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and logistics. Naturally, you want the move to happen as expediently as possible, with minimal disruption to your business operations. But in addition to efficiency, it’s also important to think about safety. Simply put, hiring a moving partner who isn’t safety-forward can […]
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Is Hoteling Right for Your Hybrid Work Model?

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers everywhere are weighing the merits of the traditional work environment against the benefits of working from home. There are many competing philosophies in play, and no one-size-fits-all approach. With that said, many businesses are coming around to a hybrid model, allowing employees to strike a balance between […]
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It’s a Challenging Time for Facilities Teams

In recent years, facilities teams have faced unprecedented challenges. First there was the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing facilities managers to adapt to work-from-home and hybrid work setups. Challenges continue with today’s economic uncertainties, forcing some companies to consider workforce reductions. Due to these and other factors, facilities teams face a number of obstacles as they seek […]
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Is Your Mover Qualified to Move Laboratories?

Laboratory moving is unlike any other type of relocation. It’s a specialized field that exists within the commercial moving industry, and as such, it would be a mistake to assume that any commercial or household mover has the skill and experience necessary to successfully relocate a lab. Laboratory managers should take extra care to analyze […]
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4 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Commercial Move

During seasons of economic uncertainty, business leaders must constantly seek ways to do things more efficiently. Saving time and conserving resources in critical. Moving is no exception. In the name of efficiency, it’s crucial to plan a commercial relocation that will make the best use of the business’ time and money. But be advised: Simply […]
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3 Ways to Boost Productivity in Your Workplace in 2023

Happy and productive employees are the foundation of any successful business. Facility managers play an essential role in creating and maintaining positive workspaces — the kinds of workspaces where employees thrive. In other words, facility managers have the opportunity to turn the physical workspace into a competitive advantage for your business, even helping you achieve […]
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Not All Moving Companies Have Commercial Moving Estimating Expertise.

Before embarking on a large-scale commercial relocation, it’s imperative to seek estimates from differing moving companies, comparing not just the pricing but the breadth of service. An accurate estimate is the first step in any moving project and estimating mistakes can have real-world consequences. Moreover, it’s a mistake to assume that all moving companies have […]
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3 Trends in Modern Office Design

The modern workplace continues to evolve and adapt, moving away from the traditional layouts of old. These changes have only been exacerbated by the pandemic and the subsequent return-to-work effort; as employers seek ways to entice employees back to the office, they have rethought many of their pre-existing ideas about what constitutes an inviting, productive […]
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Facilities Teams Have a Big Opportunity: Improving Workplace Experience

As businesses across the country look for ways to engage and retain top employees, the topic of workplace experience is increasingly foregrounded. C-suite executives look to workplace experience as an invaluable way to build robust teams; indeed, while employee compensation remains an important factor, employee surveys continue to suggest employee engagement as a major factor […]
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