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The benefits of a standing desk

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TIME magazine article: Want a Standing Desk? Show This Study to Your Boss BY JAMIE DUCHARME  OCTOBER 10, 2018 6:30 PM EDT Link to the original article Standing desks became trendy because of their ability to cut into your sitting time, thereby improving your health and wellness in the workplace. And a small new study says the benefits don’t stop there: standing desks may actually improve your job performance, too. Office workers who used desks that...
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Entrawood & Inscape Project 2020

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We challenged the 3rd year students at Inscape to design a stand that promotes the benefits and multi-purpose use of several new products - all are either mobile, height adjustable, or stackable. They are also asked to incorporate the materials and capabilities of our factories into the actual stand design and build. Below are a few of the projects that stood out. The theme of the stand is The Power...
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Work from the Office VS Home

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We have been following some interesting conversations, surveys, and news regarding employee sentiment about returning to the office vs continuing to work from home. In this piece, we explore some of the arguments and counter-arguments for employees returning to the workplace. There has been a clear shift from a mindset to fit as many people into a given space (minimize costs) to a strong awareness of employee wellbeing (maximize wellness...
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Retrofit The Office

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See how you can "Retrofit" existing offices by adding Cocoon screens covered in soil & water-resistant fabric for easy cleaning. To make employees feel more secure/safe when returning to the workplace. Use the Slider to see how you can adapt an existing layout/set-up using Cocoon Screens Going forward, companies should reduce the risk of virus transmissions in the workplace. It is recommended to retrofit the office, based on governmental and...
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Hygiene tips for Offices

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We’re living through a time that’s unprecedented and uncharted, at Entrawood we wanted to take the opportunity to offer support and a few helpful tips on how to keep your workplace as safe and hygienic as possible. The current situation in South Africa (at the time of writing this article) schools and public gatherings have been stopped for the time being. However businesses are not closing, they have instead been...
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Meet Janie, our new sales consultant

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Janie Moodie has recently joined our team. She brings over 12 years of experience in the office furniture industry a long with a strong grasp on chair ergonomics. This lady is outgoing, very knowledgeable and we are thrilled to have her in our corner. She answered a few questions to give us more insight into her likes, dislikes, and passions. How did you start your career in the Office furniture...
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Increase the use of shared office spaces

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6 Factors that increase the use of shared spaces Shared office spaces that look great and add a fun or comfortable dynamic to the office. However they are often not used frequently or as intended. Here are 6 key factors to take into consideration when you design an office space that offers employees choice. Tools For The Task People prefer to work in spaces that make it easy. It is...
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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

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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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