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Brett Baltz

Seating | Office Seating | Office Furniture

By: Brett Baltz
October 12th, 2021

It may not seem like a big deal, but did you know selecting the right office chair for you and your employees is the best way to improve wellbeing, engagement and productivity? Since most employees work at least eight hours a day at their desks, they need an office chair that supports the way they work.  However, it is important to keep in mind that no two employees are created equal. Every person has a different body type, so it is extremely important to choose an office chair that easily adapts to every single worker and their individual needs. Here at Egyptian Workspace Partners, we know it's not easy to find office chairs that work for every single employee. That's why we help you find seating that supports how your people move, so everyone can be comfortable at work.  In this article, we'll take a look at the top twelve questions to ask when you're selecting an office task chair. From your overall budget to chair assembly, this article will make sure you pick out the perfect office task chairs for you and your employees.  How to Choose an Office Chair: 12 Question to Ask Before You Buy  1. What is Your Budget?

Work from Home

By: Brett Baltz
June 3rd, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic completely disrupted the way we live and work. To keep their employees safe, some organizations forced everyone that could to work from home, leading to early speculation that the physical office was a thing of the past. 

Learning & Development

By: Brett Baltz
May 25th, 2021

Learning isn't limited to a classroom. In fact, learning is a fundamental business skill. The faster an organization can facilitate the learning of its people and adapt to the unpredictable more quickly than its competitors, the more likely it is to succeed and grow.  For employees to scale innovation and growth, they need to continuously share ideas and learn from each other in real-time, face-to-face and across locations. To put it simply, the workplace must support learning both inside and outside of the office.  Here at Egyptian Workspace Partners, we believe every workspace can be a learning space if it's intentionally designed to support new technologies and all learning preferences. Whether it's a classroom, resource center or even a cafeteria, learning can happen anywhere.  In this article, we'll take a look at three simple ways you can design for learning and development in the workplace, so you can attract and retain talent and invest in producing great employees. 

Talent Attraction & Retention

By: Brett Baltz
May 18th, 2021

Good help can be hard to find, but it certainly doesn't have to be. In a world where securing top talent is a competitive advantage, employers spend too much time devising ways to attract (and retain) an exceptional workforce.  However, most employers underestimate the importance of workplace design and its impact on recruiting top talent. If your company is struggling to attract and retain employees, it may be time to rethink your recruitment strategy and workspace.  Here at Egyptian Workspace Partners, we believe people are every organization's greatest asset, which is why you need a well-designed workspace that attracts and retains the best talent in your industry.  In this article, we'll take a look at the top five ways you can design a workspace that's a magnet for top-performing talent and ensures they're happy and productive, now and for years to come.  5 Design Tips for recruiting and Retaining Top Talent 1. Build a Better Workplace Brand and Culture Attracting and retaining employees is hard work, and it's not cheap either. In fact, most estimates show that hiring a new employee can cost you thousands of dollars, which is why it makes the most financial sense to find the right fit the first time around.  So, how exactly do you attract high-quality candidates? How do you make sure they're a perfect fit for your company? Of course, prospects are attracted to high salaries, benefits and perks, but they also want inspiring, exciting and innovative workspaces. A great workplace speaks for itself. It speaks volumes about your company and who you want to be. It can also be a powerful tool for attracting quality candidates. And, on top of that, nothing communicates your company brand and culture more clearly than your office space.  When you present a well-designed and branded workplace to the world, it sends a message. It reveals your company's processes, priorities and personality. Branded spaces also indicate success, thus improving employee recruitment and retention efforts (as well as client perceptions).  Design Considerations  Choose a solution with a secure platform and a wide range of connectivity options like Crestron DigitalMedia to send content anywhere Incorporate customized video walls and digital wayfinding to engage your audience and draw attention to employee achievements, company news and upcoming events  Make a splash with creative brand-centric design in common areas and to visually reinforce your culture and make a lasting first impression 2. Promote Wellbeing in the Workplace Wellbeing is a competitive advantage in today's business world. After all, people want to be happy at work. They want a fulfilling role that challenges them, offers growth opportunities, and most importantly, makes them happy. But, the answer is more complex than offering free fruit, on-site fitness centers or any other gimmicks. Instead, it's all about taking a more emotional approach to wellbeing and creating a physical work environment that supports people's physical, cognitive and emotional wellbeing.  At the most basic level, employees want a workplace that prioritizes their health and safety. They want ergonomic workstations, natural light, good air quality, access to quiet zones and the ability to personalize their workspace. 

Growth

By: Brett Baltz
May 13th, 2021

A lot has happened in the past decade. The world's economy emerged from a financial crisis, the Internet of Things exploded, mobile apps took over and a global pandemic completely changed the way we work and live.  As people return to the workplace in a post-COVID world, organizations have ramped up a drive for growth. They realize the post-pandemic economy introduced a season of survival for companies and that it's time to establish new priorities, rally around a vision and set the stage for organizational growth.  Here at Egyptian Workspace Partners, we believe space and office design are critical to growth. We're here to help you change the way you think about space, so your company can move the needle on real innovation and growth.  In this article, we'll help you understand exactly what growth is, and how you can design a workspace that not only inspires your employees to grow, but drives and propels your organization to grow.  6 Design Tips to Drive Business Growth In the Workplace 1. Use Big Data to Build a Better Workplace Organizations are organic. As their business needs and people evolve, business leaders should be able to fine-tune their spaces in real time so they can respond to shifting conditions, compete and grow.  For this reason, companies are looking for data-driven solutions to accurately determine facility usage and make decisions regarding future real estate utilization. When leaders have access to this type of information, they can build a resilient workplace that grows over time.  Occupancy data is frequently gathered by people taking unreliable notes or casually walking by certain spaces. Unfortunately, these forms of measurement can be inaccurate, inconclusive and labor-intensive. 

Business Issues | Creativity & Inspiration

By: Brett Baltz
May 4th, 2021

In a time of unprecedented change, people want to be creative at work. On top of that, business leaders know creativity can help them compete, bringing higher revenue and greater market share to their organizations.