Plug Ins: The Importance Of Tech Integration

The corporate world at large is beginning to accept the idea that employees don’t have to be at their desks to actually be productive. Today, many employees are much less tied to their office space. For instance, computer repair representatives are in their offices...

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Modular Walls: Freedom In Flexibility

A trend that will continue to gain steam in the work environments of the future are modular walls.  These mobile, customized dividers present unlimited options and imaginative solutions to creating unique spaces for the needs of every business. In some cases employees...

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Activity-Based Design

"Activity-based" office plans may inject dull thoughts of an assembly line-like office design but this is far from what it entails. These new and innovative trends are tailor-made for each and every business attempting to improve productivity of the work chain. This...

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Boosting Employee Productivity

We at RI Group know how to design a space around your business to improve productivity, however the reality is that people are your business and how they integrate within the space is key to successfully running it at peak performance. According to a Huffington Post...

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“Now You See Me!” Glass Doors And Office Transparency

Offices are pushing toward large, open spaces in the workplace, more people are working in glass offices or conference rooms than ever before. Roughly 68 percent of U.S. offices have an “open plan” design, with work surfaces separated by low or no walls. The remaining...

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Putting People’s Health at the Center of Design

Project managers, architects, and facility managers are always looking for workplace solutions that meet the changing needs of organizations. This process has typically involved plans to enhance the design of offices and buildings, and in this regard, LEED (Leadership...

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The Importance of Color in the Workplace

Last year, a news story was released about the discovery of the world’s ugliest color, Pantone 448C, which was used by the Australian government on tobacco packaging to discourage smoking. This, and many other strategies are the result of the increasing amount of...

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Why Companies are Embracing Environmental Branding

Different Spaces Tell Different Stories: Why Companies are Embracing Environmental Branding   As environmental branding continues to trend, businesses are experiencing benefits beyond adding a splash of color to the office. From wall décor and office graphics to...

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A Messy Desk Is a Sign of Genius, According to Science

Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, and Steve Jobs had messy desks, just like most other geniuses. The desk was invented around 1200 CE, and while the technology upon it has evolved, the desk itself has remained the same: a flat-surfaced work area accompanied...

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World’s Coolest Offices 2017

Every year, Inc. scouts the coolest company headquarters we can find. We found our favorites in 2017 in some surprising places: Pittsburgh, Oklahoma City, Lisbon, and Shanghai, to name a few. The spaces effortlessly blend old and new; they make plants into...

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A Unique Metal Solution Is Super Versatile

Perforated metal is a versatile material that combines functionality, strength, and mesmerizing visual effects. The material boasts near limitless applications for both interiors and exteriors, ranging from partitions and feature walls to columns, ceilings, and...

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Workplace Lighting

Controls are the big topic of conversation at the moment. Light sources are only half the story because everyone knows the most efficient light source is one that’s turned off. The rise of controls has come hand in hand with the rise of LEDs, which can be dimmed and...

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