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4 Technology Concerns You Should Be Aware of in 2016

by Nell Gable in Office Hacks
07 Jan 2016

Being part of a growing business is a wonderful thing, but it’s also fraught with concerns. Change is never easy, but it’s necessary for growth, so we have to embrace it and keep moving forward. Considering the future needs of your office involves basic factors like space, parking, and even furniture, as well as the […]

4 Common Office Leasing Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

by Nell Gable in Leasing, Office Hacks
05 Jan 2016

Signing a commercial lease can be a huge step in the life of your business. While it’s usually a positive step, reflecting growth and optimism, it’s also one that should be undertaken with your eyes wide open and plenty of due diligence. Finding an ideal office space can be very time-consuming, and it can be […]

5 Workplace Resolutions You Should Make for the New Year

by Nell Gable in Office Hacks
31 Dec 2015

A new year is upon us, and it’s time to reflect on what we’re doing and how we can do better. Few of us would say that there is no room for improvement, especially in our professional lives. We may be doing an excellent job, but it’s important to think about how it’s contributing to […]

Make These Small Office Improvements to Fuel Your Business in 2016

by Nell Gable in Office Hacks
22 Dec 2015

The New Year is a time for looking forward and making improvements, both in our personal lives and business. Whether your workplace is a well-oiled machine or a bit of  train wreck at the moment, there is always room for improvement, and it doesn’t have to be drastic, time-consuming or expensive to make a noticeable […]

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5 Tips for Throwing the Perfect Office Holiday Party

by Nell Gable in Office Hacks
02 Dec 2015

Wow — December already! You’ve been slogging away all autumn, along with your colleagues. Everyone could stand to relax for a bit and just celebrate the fact that we’ve come this far. Holiday parties at the office can be the perfect opportunity to spend some low-stress time with the people who stick by you through the […]

5 Easy Ways to Achieve an Organized and Productive Workspace

by Nell Gable in Office Hacks
01 Dec 2015

You may think you don’t have time to organize your workspace. You can’t fix the plane while you’re flying it, right? But actually the opposite is true. You can’t afford to keep working in a disorganized space, not if you want to make real progress. Getting your space organized is the single most important thing […]

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6 Reasons to Be Thankful for Your Office This Year

by Nell Gable in Office Hacks
26 Nov 2015

The holidays are upon us, and if you’re like us, you’re using this time to rest (and eat) and reflect on what you’re truly grateful for (…and eat). Practicing gratitude is a healthy habit—something that we could stand to do more often, but at this time of year it’s practically required. We often tend to […]

Private offices vs. open seating: Which is best for your team?

by Nell Gable in Leasing, Office Hacks
17 Nov 2015

Updated February, 2019 This is the question businesses are wrestling with when trying to architect the most productive office space for their employees. For those who are skeptical about the biggest trend in office layouts, open seating, this Washington Post article: Google Got it Wrong: The Open Office Space is Destroying the Workplace pretty much sums […]

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4 Office space design trends you’ll see in 2016

by Nell Gable in Leasing, Office Hacks
12 Nov 2015

Looking ahead to a new year, we expect to see office design continue its evolution from the hallway lined with offices to a more open and collaborative space. Here’s a look at where we are and where we’re likely to go in 2016. The Open Office The modern workplace has been heavily influenced by the […]

10 Tools for extending your company culture to a remote team

by Nell Gable in Office Hacks
06 Oct 2015

Extending company culture to a remote team can be a major challenge for startups working with limited resources. While it’s vital to make everyone feel included, company bonding can be difficult when your staff is spread across multiple time zones. The good news? You don’t need to own a private jet to keep your team […]

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