Cubicle Accessories and Essentials for Warmth in Cold Workplaces!

untitled design(2)It doesn’t really matter if your office is in the frozen northern tundra or the Sun Belt: indoor air temperatures are notoriously low in many offices, leaving those in the cold finding ways to stay warm in cubicles.

A CBS News report last year cited a UC Berkeley study that found only 40% of U.S. workers were satisfied with office temperatures. Women in particular are more susceptible to thermostats set by male counterparts wearing suits. There’s a disparity between men’s and women’s body temperatures that was not widely considered back in the 60’s, when the formula for optimal office temperature was first developed and mostly unchanged ever since!

Winter or summer, indoor air temps have workers battling the draft with heated chairs, electric blankets, heated floor mats, and the good ol’ space heater. Still, according to Business Insider, “the freezing office” is the number one complaint in workplace polls.

Other ways to keep warm? www.health.com listed its top 11, including Snuggies, Everlane Cashmere Crew Cardigans, and something called the Corkcickle Tumbler that allegedly keeps drinks hot for three hours.cr-home-cold-office-ah-08-15

But it’s the personal space heater most frequently called upon to warm up those colder, draftier office spots and cubicles. The Balance listed its “8 Best for 2019” in office applications. Best overall is the Vornado AVH2 with vortex technology apparently powerful enough to heat an entire office. It’s $70.

Best value? The Lasko MyHeat Personal Ceramic Heater, only $20 with “satisfying warmth” and a ceramic heating element. Small and efficient for organized cubicles!

Acrylic Cubicle Sign Holders, Name Plate Holders, and accessories can also play a part in organization and warming up work spaces metaphorically. New border colors add a splash of warmth and style in both Cubicle Name Plate Holders and Sign Holders, accommodating a variety of sizes in promotions, literature displays, and the new 2019 calendar. If your staff is warming up cubicles and getting organized, keep these upgrades and fine details in mind!

 

 

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Resolve to “Organize Your Office Space” for National New Year’s Resolutions Week

resolutions-3889989_1280-1140x570Welcome to 2019…and with the New Year comes a renewed sense of hope, excitement, and the prospect of new opportunities. For many, the tradition of making resolutions comes into play and the first week of 2019 is in fact designated National New Year’s Resolutions Week.

How and when did the practice of resolution-making get started initially? www.history.com attributes the first New Year’s resolutions to the ancient Babylonians about 4,000 years ago – “promises to the gods to pay their debts and return any objects they had borrowed.” Babylonians believed that by keeping their word, the gods would bestow them with favor throughout the year.

Religiously, the act of making resolutions or promises continued with the Romans pledging to the god Janus, where January gets its name. There was even a “peacock vow” that knights took to “re-affirm their commitment to chivalry” in Medieval times (WikiPedia).

In the early 20th century, New Year’s resolution postcards exhorted readers “to live a simple, sincere, and serene life, repelling every thought of discontent.” Easier said than done in the Great Depression, when only about one-quarter of American adults were estimated to have made resolutions. Today, that number stands between 40% and 50%, the most common revolving around weight loss, exercise, smoking, and getting rid of other bad personal/financial habits.

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Cubicle Brochure Holder

Here’s a resolution you can make that is easily achievable and will make your work environment a bright daily reminder of a resolution kept. Resolve to Organize Your Office Space with 2019’s bold lineup of new Name Plate Holders and Cubicle Sign/Brochure Holders.

 

Cubicle Nameplates with Borders in different colors add a dynamic, modern look to office layouts. Select orders qualify for free perforated card stock included, helping with another resolution to save money.

Clear Acrylic Cubicle Brochure Holders are also increasingly in demand for 2019’s professional upgrades. New Year, new décor!

So why do many resolutions fail and become forgotten by spring, if not sooner? According to University of Pennsylvania research, we simply set our sights too high. Seems every New Year inspires big goals that just aren’t reasonable. Be realistic in your expectations and don’t forget the office space!

Name Plate Holders for the Citizens of BuzziVille

 

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It was 1966 when the Grinch first aired on TV, showing the world of Whos in Whoville beating their Trum-tookas, dancing with Jing-tinglers, and blowing their Floo-floobers. Now another “Ville” is celebrating in a fashion that’s making quite a splash! Welcome to BuzziVille.

BuzziVille is a unique village…one that’s well-suited to cutting edge offices. A “flexible and modular freestanding system,” BuzziVille serves as a more personal, freely developed kind of community within the office. It’s easy to rearrange and serves as both public and private space…a movable urban workspace that even includes informal meeting rooms.

Functional and fun, BuzziVille is part of the BuzziSpace brand…a group of products geared to improve worker well-being through “human centric design.” Buzzi acoustics, lighting, and furnishings for modern workplaces are gaining serious attention. BuzziWrap Desks, BuzziProp LEDs, BuzziBlinds, the BuzziHub – you get the idea – all innovatively designed with broad appeal for forward-thinking office managers.

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Cubicle Nameplate Holder

 

The perfect match for cutting edge office décor of the future? The finest name tags in BuzziVille deserve a modern look in Name Plate Holders. New Cubicle Name Plate Holders with colored border options in silver and black especially make a nice accent. These exclusive displays complement today’s upgraded professional look, in BuzziVille and beyond.

Name, title, and department ID inserts also get a pronounced designation in Desk Name Plate Holder displays. There’s nothing like acrylic to complement the overall eye appeal taking root in business centers and campuses.

And that brings us back to BuzziSpace and BuzziVille. A recent expo called Orgatec 2018 showcased products like BuzziBracks, another flexible new modular system in work spaces, and the BuzziHat, an attractive sound absorber that blends well in office surroundings. Pretty cool, right?

Acrylic Name Plate Holders vs Metal & Aluminum in Cost Savings and Benefits

20180530194716-GettyImages-865293688Weighing the benefits of Acrylic Name Plate Holders against their counterparts in aluminum or another metal? While both deliver their own style and visual appeal, there are some distinct differences to debate in the cost/benefit analysis.

First, the bottom line. From the standpoint of sheer material costs, metal is more expensive, hands-down. The composition of clear acrylic can be manufactured for significantly less money…hence, a lower price tag. Then there’s the added cost of the name plates themselves where metal is concerned.

Brushed, anodized, and powder coated aluminum Name Plate Holders require more money for individual displays with printing and engraving costs. Many styles of Acrylic Name Plate Holders for desk, wall, and cubicle displays come with free card stock for convenient, eye-catching DIY Name Plates.

One area where metal has traditionally held an edge is also changing. Flexibility in colors has long been a strong suit for metal. New looks in acrylic are starting to tip the scale the other way, however. Acrylic Name Plate Holders now come with colored border options in silver, black, white, and bronze. Different multi-textured patterns are also making an impact with acrylic in modern office décor and functionality.

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Acrylic Nameplate Holder with Silver Border

 

Both metal and plastic get high marks for longevity and durability. Both can perform long tours of duty without showing signs of wear, providing a strong return on investment. Premium thickness acrylic with polished edges can especially stand the test of time without yellowing or fading.

And that brings us back to cost. No matter which material you prefer, acrylic is the clear winner when it comes to dollars and cents. It costs less than aluminum and metal with the added bonus of saving time and printing costs with free card stock for personalized inserts. And the new acrylic name plate holder styles with flashes of color?  Magnificent!

 

 

 

Acrylic Display Essentials and Trends for Functional, Productive, Good Looking Offices

BCG3_51602Hunting for ways to upgrade and enhance your office décor that simultaneously foster productivity and deliver functionality? The business publication Inc. recently discussed trends in office redesign as part of its search of the “World’s Coolest Offices.”

One trend points to offices creating more inviting casual spaces for individual work, partly in response to the growth of remote work environments. Seems that productivity often goes up when staff can operate someplace besides their assigned workstation, like in an onsite lounge or café.

Shaking up the floor layout can also “break up the monotony.” Inc. pointed to BCG Digital Ventures in NYC and the labyrinth employees navigate as opposed to less-inspiring rows of desks. The formula is simple: an engaged worker is a happier, more productive worker. A workplace lacking inspiration only stultifies creativity and initiative.

In-office visual accents also serve an important purpose. Wall art, furniture, signage, and even tapestries are all part of a movement to carve out a more distinctive identity – not just for customers/clients but also for those internally who build the business.

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Adjustable Cubicle Name Plate Holder

 

If you’re upgrading, here are a few other vital visual essentials for modern, aesthetic appeal. Transforming cubicle layout into new pods? Consider options in Acrylic Name Plate Holders, including new Colored Borders. Adjustable Cubicle Name Plate Holders are worth a look, as well as CMB10 Cubicle Business Card Holders…durable, strong, and attractive with 10 different slots for cards.

Clear acrylic lends solid visual appeal in other ways. Cubicle Sign Holders and Sign Frames feature larger dimensions and an ideal showcase for literature displays that draw the eye AND help keep desks clutter-free. Once your display captures attention, the Acrylic Sign Holder conveys each message clearly with tremendous visual acuity, almost like glass.

Time for a dynamic office upgrade? You don’t have to wait for 2019 to get a jump on a design that makes the team happier and more productive…nor the acrylic display accents that complement them!

Cubicles, Name Plate Holders, and a more Collaborative Office Atmosphere

Untitled designDo you believe that an open floor plan in the office encourages a more collaborative team effort? Tech companies in particular are known for open-plan concepts, largely based on the premise that brilliant young minds will interact and spark even greater ideas.

But a recent Harvard study indicates quite the opposite! According to the research, interaction in wide open spaces actually makes many diligent workers self-conscious and unwilling to disrupt the work flow of others.

That research revolved around two Fortune 500 companies making the switch to open-plan offices. Interactions of 150 employees were measured before and after using a “sociometric badge,” a device that recorded wearer movements, locations, and conversations with colleagues via infrared and sound sensors.

The results? Over 15 days prior to the office redesign, participants averaged about 5.8 hours of face-to-face interaction a day. After switching to an open layout, the same participants’ interaction dropped to only 1.7 hours.

One could argue that maybe TOO MUCH time is spent interacting…i.e., messing around and gossiping. But those numbers are still significant, even if every second is not spent brainstorming. At least the opportunity is there.

If you’re considering ways to make your office more conducive to collaborative thought and creative ideas, one approach to be drawn from this Harvard study indicates a need for the semi-privacy cubicles deliver. An essential requirement for every cubicle is the Name Plate Holder that distinguishes each one.

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Cubicle Name Plate Holder with Silver Border

 

Distinguished and dynamic with a modern flair is exactly what you get with new style Cubicle Name Plate Holders with Colored Borders. In a collaborative work environment with cubicles and pods in the floor layout, these Name Plate Holders help lend individual professional distinction in an eye-catching display.

Take a closer look at your Nameplate options with free heavy gauge perforated card stock included with select orders…a great way to customize inserts quickly!

 

 

CAALA Vegas 2018 – The Nation’s Largest Trial Lawyer Convention

catch-the-wave-36l6ns5qu0m21jbv3jm7swUnsafe products, bad medicine, shady business practices, negligent corporate conduct without scruples…it’s a sad-but-true fact of life that not every product and purveyor is 100% reliable. When consumers are wronged by practitioners who engage in unethical practices or with a purchase that’s not what was promised, it’s nice to know that there’s a vital segment of the legal community to help fight back.

Consumer Attorneys focus solely on the protection of ordinary consumers from those who try to take advantage or simply get away with nefarious products and/or services. In response, Southern California is home to the nation’s largest local association of plaintiffs’ attorneys, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA). It’s a powerful group of advocates united in one purpose: to protect victim’s rights with equal access to justice.

On Labor Day weekend, the CAALA 36th Annual Las Vegas Convention takes place. Over 2,000 visitors are expected to attend, including attorneys, law firm staff, trial lawyers, and legal consultants. Besides vendor exhibits and product demonstrations, the goal is to give attendees the latest educational advantages, networking sessions, and brainstorming opportunities…covering crucial areas from insurance and medical services to publishing and production.

Once finished, it’s back to the firm and business as usual, only with a sharper edge in a legal area that offers a valuable benefit to our society-at-large.

Also valuable inside each firm’s walls? New Acrylic Sign Holders and dynamic new Name Plate Holders in modern, cutting edge designs.NPBR with Silver Insert

Cubicle Name Plate Holders are also in especially high demand right now. Colored borders have been incorporated to deliver a clear view and sharper focus on 8-1/2” x 2-1/2” inserts. Countertop and desktop Name Plates in slant-back clear, glass green, and Executive Series designs are also gaining popularity for blending function, style, and a nice complement to the décor.

By the way, did you hear about the case of the runaway hit-and-run cow in Sacramento County? Indeed, an escaped cow charged a 70-year old neighbor woman “at full speed from approximately 300 feet away.” The plaintiff did recover however, and in Paynter v Romano this past January, a confidential settlement was reached as the result of a “high/low verdict.”