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Business of Furniture - April 24, 2019

  •   INDEAL Holds Champion Conference in San Antonio - INDEAL began as a purchasing organization that added value to both non-aligned and aligned office furniture dealers and suppliers in the office furniture industry. It has grown and morphed into the industry's premier, de facto dealer organization.
  •   Steelcase Roam, Flex Designed to let Workers Hack Space - Steelcase and Microsoft revealed their new products last week at the Steelcase WorkLife Center in New York City.
  •   Blackburn Furniture Moves Forward with New Generation Ownership and Forward Thinking Design - Located in Bellingham, Washington, Blackburn started out in 1945 as a typewriter and office machine store.
  •   Vitra Introduces New Chair by Antonio Citterio - Grand Relax is a luxurious reclining lounge chair from Vitra combining outstanding comfort with compact dimensions and a classic understated aesthetic.
  •   Salone Shines Spotlight on Innovative International Design - The 386,236 attendees over the six days from 181 different countries made for a 12 percent increase over the 2017 edition, which also featured Euroluce and Workplace3.0.
  •   HNI Corporation Reports Sales Fell 5.1 Percent in First Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 - First quarter office furniture net sales decreased $27.4 million or 7.2 percent from the prior year quarter to $353.5 million.
  •   Environments for Aging Expo & Conference Held in Salt Lake City - The Environments for Aging Expo & Conference offered the latest strategies and ideas for creating functional and attractive living environments for an aging population.
  •   Stephen Says - "Boss and Mentor Fired: Do I Follow Her to New Job?" - by Stephen Viscusi
  •   Training & Development - "What Do You Sell?" - by Sid Meadows, Founder and Principal of embark cct
  •   PLACES - Bespokify Offices – Da Nang
  •   FIRST LOOKS - The latest Product Introductions from Global and Ghent
  •   So Much More Every Week - Regional Industry News Brief, Industry Moments, Industry Portfolio, Hutch, Industry Events, The Stream, Industry Pulse, Industry Classifieds & Careers

Workplaces Magazine - April, 2019

  •   WHERE I'M WORKING: J.CO DONUTS & COFFEE, HONG KONG - Space is at a premium in Hong Kong, to say the least. I've stayed in hotel rooms in the city where there literally is enough room for a single suitcase and the queen-sized bed. That's it. So when you get a little room here to spread out and work, it is welcome, to say the least.
  •   STUDY FINDS TEXTING REPLACES VOICEMAILS IN THE OFFICE - Much like the telephone transformed the way people communicated, texting is rewriting rules and creating its own etiquette as the communication method of choice for the modern age.
  •   WHAT DOES 'ACTIVE' REALLY MEAN IN THE WORKPLACE - Defining what makes a workplace "active" is nearly as difficult as defining work itself. The squishy concept means different things to different people. We can begin to get to a definition if we start by outlining the term "active workplace" in general terms and figuring out what it is not.
  •   STRESS AND ANXIETY LEAD TO BAD DECISIONS, AVOID THIS BY RELYING ON YOUR TEAM - The symptoms of burnout include medically diagnosed stress, anxiety, bad decisions, isolation and self-reported fatigue that have been studied extensively.
  •   CREATE QUIET ZONES WITH FURNITURE - The open office has become both a symbol of workplace progressivism and scornful disdain.
  •   AGEISM IS PREVALENT IN THE WORKPLACE, BUT ONE GROUP HAS A SURPRISING ADVANTAGE - According to a recent analysis conducted by ProPublica and the Urban Institute, employment becomes increasingly precarious as workers age.
  •   HEALTHY INTERNAL CULTURE: A TOOL FOR SOCIAL AND MORAL INCENTIVES - The idea of integrating fitness into the workplace is not a new concept. The image of the cubicle-oriented office is shifting, and what we're seeing is likely just the beginning of systemic change.
  •   UPDATING OUR WORK ENVIRONMENTS MEANS OUR SAFETY TRAINING TECHNIQUES - As we see the infusion of residential living spaces into the workplace, it seems the lessons learned regarding ergonomics from years past are being ignored.
  •   PRODUCT MATTER - Poked, prodded and tested products for you.
  •   WHO WAS MILTON MOSKOWITZ AND WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? - Moskowitz is the co-creator of the list "Best Places to Work." According to his obituary in the New York Times, he and his colleague, Robert Levering, spent more than a year traveling the country and interviewing hundreds of workers in dozens of cities to compile their results in the 1984 bestselling book "The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America."


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