Nominate your favorite local Not-For-Profit now through noon on Friday, January 26th! Office Furniture Outlet wants to recognize Not-For-Profits serving our community! OFO will say THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO to the office staff of 1 local N-F-P each quarter by providing the team with lunch from TASTE, and a fabulous gift basket like the one pictured here! NOMINATE NOW
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers.
Sinek explores how leaders can inspire cooperation, trust and change. He’s the author of the classic “Start With Why.”
Sitting at a desk all day long can get tiring. However, if you set up your space just right, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, a few small changes can make major differences in maximizing performance and productivity.
To start, add a nice plant to your area — research shows that exposure to the color green makes you more productive. You should also try to ramp up the lighting — when you have more light around you, you’ll be more alert. So purchase a lamp or small light that you can place on your desk, and turn it on when you first start your day. Chew gum, wear headphones and more…
Standing desks have become very popular. Early studies show they can be highly beneficial for health and productivity. This is especially true with versions that adjust between standing and sitting. However, there are no clear guidelines about the best ways to use a standing desk.
Office party this weekend? Employee gift exchange coming up? Just want to surprise your coworker with a gift this holiday season?
Secret Santa gift exchanges are tricky: You have to find something thoughtful for a potentially random person, and don’t want to spend a lot. We found some of the funniest, most thoughtful gifts under $25 that will work no matter whose name you pull out of the bag.
The right desk can aide immeasurably in accomplishing work tasks in a comfortable, ergonomic and productive manner. It can make your work day go much smoother, while the wrong desk can make you miserable. When the time comes to replace your office desk, consider these important points in choosing the best work desk for your needs.
Will it suit your workstyle and meet your job needs? Will its size fit well within the parameters and constraints of your office or work space? Can the desk surface withstand the daily-use demands of your particular job and work environment?
From Forbes Magazine:
- Divide your workspace into zones.
- Keep only what you need at arm’s length.
- Create a daily paper system.
- Establish limits.
- Sort your catch-all drawer.
- Don’t use email as a to-do list.
- Streamline your desktop icons.
- Hang hooks for outerwear.
- Keep a basket or drawer for short-term storage.
- Disinfect regularly.
Top Reasons to Buy Local, Eat Local, Go Local (with documentation to back them!) By choosing local and independent businesses for your services, shopping, dining and other needs, you not only enjoy a more distinctive and personal experience, you’re helping:
BUILD COMMUNITY! The casual encounters you enjoy at neighborhood–scale businesses and the public spaces around them build relationships and community cohesiveness. (source 1, source 5) They’re the ultimate social networking sites! Click to see all four poster designs
STRENGTHEN YOUR LOCAL ECONOMY! Each dollar you spend at independent businesses returns 3 times more money (source 2) to your local economy than one spent at a chain (almost 50 times more than buying from an online mega-retailer) — a benefit we all can bank on.
SHAPE OUR CHARACTER! Independent businesses help give your community its distinct personality.
YOU CAN BUY IT WHERE YOU TRY IT! Local stores enable you to try on and try out items before you buy — and get real expertise — saving your time and money.
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After a busy workday, there’s nothing better than to come home to your comfortable surroundings, including a happy family and your cherished treasures. If you’re like most people, however, you probably spend more waking time in your office than you do at home. Imagine if you could look forward to the comforts of your office like you do the comforts of your home. It’s possible. With a few simple tweaks, you can create an appealing space for yourself.
Here are seven tips to make your office a more peaceful and inviting place to work.
1. Live clean and clutter-free.
2. Think of aesthetics.
3. Create and use systems.
4. Add some personality.
5. Bring nature inside.
6. Brighten your space.
7. Nourish your body and soul.
Whether you’re equipping your first office or just re-stocking your current one, this checklist will help you determine and track which furniture, equipment, technologies and supplies you need to help your business run more smoothly.
And we can help you check many of these items off your list!
Many animals that were in shelters in the affected areas before the storm hit are being sent to others across the country to make room for this week’s rescues. SPCA shelters in Norfolk and Virginia Beach already have offered to take some.
The rescued pets will be kept locally as long as possible so owners can find them.
“Eventually we may get some of the animals from that part of Texas that have been there awhile and have not been reclaimed,” said Rob Blizard, executive director of Norfolk’s SPCA. “But the areas hit hard by flooding are going to be focused on returns to owners. I’m sure there are going to be a lot of people desperately looking for their pets.”*
Office Furniture Outlet is a drop-off location for donations to help these homeless animals. Items needed include: blankets, towels, dry PURINA cat and dog food, cat litter, dog and cat treats, dog and cat toys, bleach, liquid laundry detergent, Windex & 409, Ziplock sandwich bags, cotton balls/swabs and gauze pads. Please bring your donations to 5595 Raby Rd, Norfolk by October 15th. If you have any questions, please call Joy at 757-855-2800. Thanks in advance for supporting us in this effort!
*excerpt taken from Virginian Pilot article by Jane Harper on 9/2/17
After relocating, updating your store’s address on Google and Yelp is essential. Having inaccurate addresses or phone numbers listed on broadly consulted websites can make your business look unprofessional and unsuccessful. If you’re planning to move and want your new address reflected on Google and Yelp, this guide is for you. SEE GUIDE