Monday Industry Update

Happy Monday all! With another week ahead of us, we’ve gathered some interesting pieces and newsworthy articles to keep you updated as we get working today. Check them out below: A Design To Give You Wings: Surprising Red Bull Offices in New York Designed in a Modern, “Low-Key” Tone (Freshome) A Lesson To Learn In Design: David Rockwell’s Secret To Creativity? Asking “What If” (Fast Co. Design) Hudson Yards Tenant Update: Gary Vaynerchuk’s ad firm takes large space at 10 Hudson Yards (The Real Deal NY) 2020 Olympic Stadium Design Update: Zaha Hadid on “embarrassing” criticism (Dezeen) To Open By Christmas 2016: A First look at a Second Avenue Subway station (New York Post) All For One & One For All: USGBC and BCSE Join Global Effort to Further Energy Efficiency (Otto) ’Tis the season – for $4 million-plus homes: Luxury contracts break record in November (The Real Deal NY) Head In the Clouds?: Technologies For What It’ll Take For Humans […]

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Guest Post: How To Break A Sales Slump and Get Your Mojo Back

 Written by Scott Lesizza, Co-Founder and Principal at Workwell Partners Mojo..  Every society has a word or term for it. Webster’s describes it as: “a power that may seem magical and that allows someone to be very effective, successful, etc”. The word itself invokes images of some mystical force. Sometimes it’s referred to as being in “the zone” or “on point” and on the flipside, “The Yips” when we lose it.  So, what can you do to get out of a slump? If there is one thing I have learned in my professional (and personal) life is that the highs and lows run in spurts. The beauty of highs and lows is that you would never be able to appreciate the good times without occasionally experiencing the bad – and losing one’s mojo. Here are a few tips that I use when I need to get my mojo back: Take a few days off. Coaches […]

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Site Feature: Atlas Holdings

Project: Atlas Holdings Location: Greenwich, CT Timeline: January – September 2014 Architect/Designer: HLW Key Features: Height Adjustable Executive Desks, High-Impact Lounge Spaces, Reclaimed Wood Pantry Table Manufacturers: Haworth, Airhaus, Bernhardt Deisgn, BuzziSpace, Clarus, Coalesse, Davis, Herman Miller, Holly Hunt, Humanscale, Janus et Cie, Keilhauer, Kusch Seating, Minotti, Modworxx, Nucraft, Restoration Hardware, Stylex, Vitra About The Project: Atlas Holdings, a private equity firm with headquarters in Greenwich, CT has a diversified portfolio as unique as it’s recently renovated space. Converted from an old residential space, the office incorporates a cozy, residential feel while maintaining all of the amenities of a  modern workplace. Workwell worked closely with the client to ensure precision in design and finish to match the carefully curated look the team was aiming for. The result was a cohesive space featuring high-impact lounge areas, height adjustable executive desks, and a show-stopping reclaimed wood pantry table.  

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Happy Thanksgiving, From Our Family To Yours

At Workwell, our team has been more than a family than just coworkers. All year and especially during the holiday season, we are grateful and appreciative of our loved ones, our Workwell family, and our amazing clients and friends. At this time of reflection and gratitute, we are excited to be closing a stellar 2014 year and beginning another wonderful year. We have a lot to be thankful for during this holiday and would like to wish you and yours a memorable, safe, and Happy Thanksgiving as well!

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Furniture Trend: Benching

So What Is Benching? With the trend of Activity Based Workplaces emerging in more organizations, there is an increased need for furniture that can adapt to collaboration and team work. To achieve this, associate workstations are being placed on benching systems that take up less real estate. Benching, which typically includes long runs of desk systems without high panels or division, holds many benefits for companies small to large. Besides promoting a higher level of collaboration, this setup can also accommodate more workers, which helps to decrease real estate costs lower per sqaure foot. There is an increased ability for function and flexbility, as many of these configurations are modular and can be easily moved or customized to meet the needs of the individual users. Benching is not a new concept to the modern workplace, but rather an idea that has been trending over the last decade. By the time many American companies found this […]

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Workwell Participating In Toys For Tots

As the holiday season gets under full swing, our team is excited to be a drop-off location for Toys For Tots, a national charity that helps to provide toys to the less fortunate during the holiday season. We are asking our friends, clients, and community to join us by donating unwrapped toys, puzzles, boardgames and books for children of all ages. You can donate by placing the toys in the Toys For Tots boxes in our office, located at 6 East 32nd Street, 8th Floor, NYC. We hope you will share in making this holiday season special for local children in need.

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Site Feature: BMCC – New York, NY

Bureau of Manhattan Community College is the largest college in New York city’s CUNY system and one of the largest community college in the world. The Fiterman Hall building was partially destroyed during the 9/11 attacks, and the project was an important one for the revitalization of downtown New York City. BMCC, in tandem with the State of NY Dormitory Authority chose Workwell after a long evaluation process. The project consisted of a five month, 13 floor install of furniture for faculty office, administrative areas, and conference rooms. The end result is fantastic space for faculty and students alike. Architect: Pei Cob Furniture: Haworth Compose, Reside and Masters

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Featured Discussion: Activity Based Working

Activity Based Working (ABW), or the model that employees don’t have an assigned workspace but rather multiple areas around the office that cater to the varied needs of users during the day, is a topic that isn’t new, but is gaining speed worldwide. ABW By The Numbers: In a Colliers 2012 survey of 300 corporate office tenants, 32% said they have either implemented ABW or were planning to implement it Shift from individual to group work has evolved, with reports shifting as large as 90-10 to 50-50 or even 40-60 (Haworth) According to study by CoreNet Global, square footage per employee changed from 225 sf in 2010 to 176 sf in 2012. Projected numbers will dip to 151 sf in 2017, with 40% of survey respondents reporting they’d go below 100 sf before 2017 This trust from executives to associates to complete tasks while they are less visible is a vital factor in building the […]

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Welcome! Come Right In.

Workwell Partners was started with the philosophy of providing clients with better service, more valuable product knowledge, and improved response time. We are committed to providing our customers with the tools necessary to stay informed about our business and our industry, and we are excited to further this commitment through this blog. Wondering what you may see here? Posts and inspiration about the latest commercial interiors trends, some humble bragging about the awesome projects we are a part of, and even guest posts from our talented staff on what they are finding valuable in the business world. We hope to see you back here on a daily basis to share in the conversation. Welcome to Workwell Partners – we’re happy to see you here!

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