The Workplace

As many of us gradually return to the office with guidelines in place, we hope this information serves as a look toward the future. Our team at HON is here to support you through the transitions and help you look forward to productive collaboration in all forms.

The workplace environment may be different, but it doesn’t have to be confusing.

As businesses across the country begin to welcome employees back to the office or finalize remote-work plans, a number of challenges have arisen.

How do we stay connected?

How do we remain productive?

As many of us gradually return to the office with guidelines in place, we hope this information serves as a look toward the future. Our team at HON is here to support you through the transitions and help you look forward to productive collaboration in all forms.

We recently wrote about the concept of third spaces and how they fit into a reimagined office environment.

Pablo Picasso once remarked, “Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.” Everyone has an opinion on color. And, while it seems as though our responses to them are entirely subjective, decades of research support the theory that color can affect our mood, behavior, and even influence physiological reactions. This is why color has been so extensively explored as a communication tool in art, design, and marketing.

 

Every workplace has employees who are notorious for storing particular items in their desk drawers. We found 6 common types of employee storing habits. Which one are you?

The one who keeps EVERYTHING – With all things digital taking over the workplace, there is still that one coworker who has probably printed a couple trees this year alone. At least you know who to turn to if you need to remember what happened in that one meeting 4 years ago.

The battle to attract and retain talented workers seems to get tougher and tougher. But what exactly are job seekers looking for? How can you help your organization stand out in the sea of job opportunity? The short answer; providing options.

Look around your workplace. Are there rows of cubicles? Or maybe one large room of collaborative tables and lounge chairs? Regardless of what your workplace environment looks like, it has a powerful impact on not only how your employees work, but also how your company is perceived by potential new hires.

The HON Company was born and raised in Muscatine, Iowa - The Pearl of the Mississippi.  Muscatine is the place where ideas flourish, innovation runs rampant, and developing and manufacturing office furniture is in the blood. We are inspired daily by practicality, quality, and service to our customers. That’s why we are proud of our products that are made, designed, engineered, and assembled right here in the USA.

Does your office have a pack rat?  The desk that is always cluttered with piles of paperwork strewn about, never able to find what they are looking for? Tackle the mess with these helpful tips to help declutter and clean up your workspace to get back on track:

 

The Worksurface
With work stations often shrinking in today’s office, if we clutter it up with papers and personal items, we lose this valuable real estate.  Take time to work through the stacks of paperwork and organize them into the following categories:

Packing a lunch everyday can be tough, let alone trying to put effort into packing more than a leftover slice of frozen pizza or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Don’t get me wrong – PB & J is a classic, but here are some tips and ideas to help with packing some healthy, work friendly lunches!

 

Prepare in Advance

Despite the groundhog’s (seemingly false) claims of an early spring, we’re buried under an increasing amount of snow and ice here in the Midwest. Reminiscent of the forlorn offices of yesteryear, the grey and white canvas leaves us wanting more!

Bypass the winter blues (and greys) with these seven tips to spice up your workspace!

January: a time for the post-holiday blues, scraping icy windshields, and of course, New Years’ resolutions. Resolutions aren’t your thing? As an alternative to the singularly focused resolution, let’s try an overhaul in 2019! Here’s five areas where you can revitalize and remake yourself this year: