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Office worker’s daily commute

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The conundrum facing many companies right now is how to make the their employee's daily commute to and from work easier or less stressful? It is a problem because: "Rapid economic growth — lots of jobs being added in major cities, but a lack of affordable housing — tends to push people further from the city center. While some jobs and tasks lend themselves to remote work, it’s not always...
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ENTRAWOOD SUPPORTING WELLBEING IN THE WORKPLACE

By | Food for thought, Office Furniture
The health of any organization is dependent on the wellbeing of its employees. Internationally we have seen a growing awareness of "wellbeing" at work and companies creating work environments to better support the health of their employees. Wellbeing in the workplace takes into consideration many factors from lighting and noise levels, to ergonomics and flow, to the availability of good coffee, or access to an outdoor space or balcony. Wellbeing...
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BHC students collaborate with Entrawood 2019

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For the 5th year, Entrawood has collaborated with the 2nd year Interior Design students from BHC School of Design . The students were briefed to design an office space using Entrawoods furniture range while considering the employee's needs for privacy, comfort, collaboration spaces, and relaxation areas. The students had a choice between 3 fictitios companies that they had to create an identity and office space for: Traverse - a travel...
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Decorex Cape Town 2019 – 100% Extraordinary

By | Food for thought, Manufacturing, Office Furniture

Entrawood Shell Executive range featured in the 100% Extraordinary pavilion that took place at Decorex SA Cape Town at the CTICC from 1-5 May 2019. Themed ‘The Botanical Office’, this year’s concept was inspired by Cape Town’s breathtaking natural landscape. It showcased and local designer products and pieces curated by 100% Design South Africa creative director, Cathy O Clery. O’Clery explains: “I feel people have a huge desire to connect…

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How We Meet Matters

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Research has shown that most meetings are a major productivity killer. "Researchers from Harvard Business School and Boston University surveyed 182 senior managers across industries and their results were telling: 65 percent of senior managers said that meetings keep them from completing their own work, 71 percent found them to be unproductive and inefficient and 62 percent stated that meetings miss opportunities to bring the team closer together." - CNBC...
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Why do work lounges matter in an Office Space?

By | Food for thought, Uncategorized
Wireless technology has had a major impact on the way people work, and consequently on the layout of a modern office. Gone are the days when work should be done from a desk or office. Wireless technology has unlocked mobility and allows people to work from coffee shops, home, airport lounge or on the fly from their smartphones. The modern office has had to adapt in layout as well as...
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Talia – Junior Designer

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We want to introduce the newest member to the Entrawood design and marketing team, Talia Naidoo. She has only been with us for 2 weeks and has already made a huge impression with her vibrant energy and positive attitude. We interviewed her to find out more about about her and her design approach. Where and what did you study? I studied a BA Interior Design and The Vega School of…

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Design an Employee Experience

By | Food for thought, Uncategorized
Design Experiences In a time when critical thinking, creativity and teamwork drives and supports growth, your employees are your most important asset. Designing an environment, not just for visual impact, but also for health, comfort, flexibility and ease of use, ensures that you attract and retain top talent. Key factors influencing an employee experience Focus on facilitating the wide range of work activities and design the space around that, rather...
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BHC STUDENTS GET CREATIVE WITH OFFICE LAYOUTS.

By | Food for thought, Layout
Every Year Entrawood collaborates with The BHC, Their 2nd year Interior Design students are briefed to do the layout of a modern agile office for a fictional client and express the company's culture through their choice of furniture, colour and finishes – they could choose 1 the following: Glow - Mobile fitness app (such as Sweat, by Kayla Itsines) Wakanda Regional Police station office (such as SAPD) LeveL Architecture Firm...
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