What Is Workspace Furniture? Whether you’re thinking about form, function, or both, the right office or workspace furniture impacts employees’ attitudes, productivity, ability to collaborate, and more. Outfitting your space with modern, collaborative furniture helps to ensure that everyone will be able to work in a space that they’re comfortable in. This begs a few…Read more
Which Style of Classroom Arrangement Is Most Effective for Collaborative Learning Activities?
What Style of Classroom Arrangement Is Most Effective for Collaborative Learning Activities? Classroom design needs to be intentional. But what does that really mean? You need to understand what you hope to accomplish within a given classroom. This can help you align the design of the space with your goals. If you intend to run…Read more
What is the Best Classroom Layout for Learning?
What Is the Best Classroom Layout for Learning? Classrooms with collaborative furniture creates a better learning environment for students. These improvements help achieve higher participation rates and improved learning outcomes. Accomplishing a collaborative desk layout is difficult to do with traditional desks. Tables with fixed chairs are hard to rearrange. According to research conducted by Yale University, students…Read more
What is the Benefit of Collaborative Workspaces?
What Is the Benefit of Collaborative Workspaces? Collaborative workspaces are a groundbreaking solution for the demands of modern work. They provide a place to exchange ideas and work toward a shared goal. By uniting individuals with diverse talents, collaborative workspaces inspire productivity and originality. Working together at school, work, and in our communities can help…Read more
What is a Collaboration Desk?
What Is a Collaboration Desk? Collaboration desks are furniture that transforms. The furniture changes with the needs of the moment. Users have the option to build a shared workspace or table. Such freedom also changes the way a space gets used. The real value of collaborative furniture is how it encourages productive, meaningful work. What…Read more
What Does a Flexible Classroom Look Like?
Collaborative furniture plays a significant role in designing classroom layouts for effective learning. When classrooms are flexible, they better serve teachers and students alike. In fact, many studies have shown that flexible spaces significantly improve learning outcomes and foster equitable engagement in all learning environments. The true power of flexible classrooms lies in their ability…Read more
How Should You Arrange Desks to Facilitate 21st Century Learning?
The impact of the classroom environment on student learning cannot be understated. With collaborative furniture, you can create an effective learning environment for your students. Using a collaborative desk layout will give your students more opportunities to work together. It also helps teachers develop more engaging lessons. But what is the best way to organize…Read more
How Do You Arrange Desks in Groups?
How Do You Arrange Desks in Groups? The layout of a room impacts how well the space functions. A good desk layout improves collaboration whether it’s an open plan office, a classroom, or a training facility. Collaborative Furniture facilitates the most effective layouts to encourage synergistic workflows. The right collaborative desk layout will help any…Read more
Collaborative Desk Layout
How To Create a Successful Collaborative Desk Layout A good workspace fosters higher productivity. The importance of workspace layout is clear for a 21st century learning space now more than ever. Whether it is for 20 kids in a classroom or 20 adults in a corporate environment, a collaborative layout increases engagement. A good collaborative space also improves cost efficiency…Read more
Conference Table Technology
Workplace technology and the ability to work remotely or in a hybrid context has transformed the way people work. The conference room has evolved into a modern conference room technology space with custom conference tables which create flexibility for training, conferencing, collaboration and hybrid meetings.Our design team at SMARTdesks crafts solutions for each space to…Read more
How Can You Set Up Modular Tables?
How Can You Set Up Modular Tables? Think about the last time you were in a meeting. Were you tripping over a mess of cords leading to a central table? Did you have to strain your neck while turning to face the presenter? Did technology issues interrupt your focus? If so, you’re like most employees…Read more
Modular Conference Tables
Conference rooms are rarely just for conferences. These large rooms are the heart of the office, where all the action happens. They host important decision-making meetings, employee birthdays, workshops, team-building events, interviews, video conferences, and so much more. At the center of it all usually lies a conference table. While traditional conference tables can work…Read more
What equipment do I need for hybrid meetings?
There have been many changes to how we communicate and collaborate in person and online. More frequently businesses are conducting hybrid meetings rather than requiring everyone to attend in-person meetings. What is a hybrid meeting? It is a mixture of in-person and remote attendees assembling in a conference room and online at the same time.…Read more
Hybrid meetings have been around for a while. One of the first notable hybrid events was held in 1992 between the University of Helsinki and Williams College and has since been referred to as the first global seminar to use teleconferencing. Since then, and especially after the global COVID-19 pandemic, the rise of hybrid meetings…Read more
Hybrid Meeting Room Setup
Hybrid Meeting Room Setup Three out of five organizations anticipate at least one hybrid meeting during 2022. Hybrid meetings include both attendees who can be in-person at the conference tables and remote participants. How does an event planner or manager set up a hybrid meeting room to provide an excellent experience to both groups? Technology and…Read more
What are the benefits of modular tables?
With businesses looking for solutions to utilize their office space more effectively many are turning to modular furniture. What is the difference between modular furniture and normal furniture? Modular furniture is made to fit together in a variety of ways. You use an assortment of pieces to configure what layout best suits your needs. This…Read more
What is a conference table used for?
Over time, the shapes and capabilities of conference tables evolved to better meet the needs of modern organizations. Now, people expect more from their conference tables and meeting spaces. With recent advancements in conference table technology , the conference table performs a critical role for all organizations. The ideal conference table fosters collaboration, inclusion, creativity,…Read more
What Is a Modular Workstation?
Modular office workstations used to be dull, gray cubicles. These were easy and affordable for the employer, but left a lot to be desired by employees. Today, employers have learned from modular furniture history that ergonomics is just as important as economics. Office furniture is an investment that can boost productivity and morale. If employees must go…Read more
What Is Needed for a Hybrid Meeting?
Virtual and hybrid meetings are the reality for a huge number of workplaces these days, as a response to COVID-19 precautions. It’s important that employers know how to run them effectively. Using the right technology to connect participants in person and remotely is important. It will involve choosing the best platform for the virtual attendees.…Read more
What Is a Modular Conference Table?
As more companies move to hybrid work environments, their work spaces have to accommodate a variety of work modes. Employees often do not have assigned office or desk spaces. They are often assigned hoteling workstations. Conference tables also are changing from static meeting locations to dynamic training and collaboration spaces in addition to their traditional…Read more
What Is a Technology Table?
Technology tables are sophisticated, high-tech furniture that support a collaborative environment of virtual and in-person interactions. As modern technology continues to advance, these pieces of smart furniture are not only more common, but also indispensable to make our personal and professional lives easier and more productive.The rising popularity of technology tables is due to the…Read more
Conference Table Power Center
What do you bring to a meeting around the conference table? If you’re like most people, you probably have at least one device in tow, like a laptop, phone, or tablet. It’s how you take notes, share ideas, or quickly access important documents. And as hybrid meetings become more commonplace, the need for technology integration…Read more
Conference Room Accessories
A lot goes into organizing and running a successful conference or similar event. Especially when participants might be coming from widespread locations, or even engaging virtually, success requires more than booking a conference room, inviting attendees, and hoping for the best. So, how do you create the perfect conference room? How do you ensure that’s…Read more
What Is a Conference Table Power/Data Center?
The majority of today’s office work requires access to power and technology. Across every professional field today, we rely on our devices—and in turn the power/data centers that ensure we have access to essentials: the Internet, mobile device charging, laptop docking stations, video conferencing systems, and more. While most workers have power strips at their…Read more