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Most offices are set out in such a way that a visitor automatically comes to the reception counter. He or she will identify himself or herself and ask for the person in the company with whom the visitor wishes to speak. The employee behind the counter may give him or her a badge that grants access to the company. Besides that, it is the receptionist’s task to make the visitor feel as comfortable as possible.
The flipchart plays an important role in the modern office. Holding meetings without using flipcharts has become almost unthinkable. They can also even be very handy in short discussions. It is precisely because of their crucial role in everything that has anything closely or remotely anything to do with meetings that it is important to make the right choice when buying a flipchart.
Are you thinking of giving your office a makeover in the near future? Could you use some help in choosing the right colours for your walls? Then be sure to read the advice from Colour Designer Jaklien Van Craen. She is hired by companies to develop colour maps for interiors, packaging, etc. She is also a guest instructor at architectural schools, fashion academies, etc. and she gives courses on colour consulting .
Do you like to work in your own office or do you actually prefer to be together with coworkers at a desk–island? Most companies create open spaces, known as open plan offices. That means that employees no longer have separate offices. They work at desk-islands together with coworkers.
Confidentiality, frequency of use, noise,… In order to make the right choice, the level of confidentiality of the paper shredder is without doubt the most important factor. However, it is not the only one ! Furthermore, it is crucial to determine in advance up to which level you want to go. In the following paragraphs, you find the necessary information that will help you to find a model that responds to your demands. Follow our advice !
Do you want to buy meeting tables? Then, it is a good idea to check the large assortment of tables at JM Bruneau.
Flexible working is the latest trend in the business world. Basically it means that employees no longer have fixed workstations. Each employee can flexibly decide each day which desk to use to carry out his task. The concept comes from Sweden and is frequently used in the Scandinavian countries. In Belgium too, more and more companies are considering working flexibly. One of the main reasons for this: major economic savings.
Question: what is the connection between a whiteboard and an office? The answer to this question is rather simple but perhaps not so obvious: a career in a company is a continual learning process. The business world is forever on the move and that is why employees regularly have to receive additional training courses. Such training courses are, naturally, not given in the same way that we learned to read and write at school. But, whichever way we look at it: whiteboards are and remain teaching equipment. It is true that the learning process will have to be adjusted to the business world, but the basic principles remain the same.
Sound levels in business offices can be reduced in various manners. Acoustic panels that are mounted on the walls or the ceiling are one possibility, but this is often a drastic change. Mobile sound-absorbing screens are often used as cost-efficient alternatives that are easy to install. Indeed, these screens are not only sound insulating, they also create the required privacy and often improve the speaking and sound quality in call centers, conference rooms and open-plan offices.
Are you planning on expanding your office space? Will you soon need to house extra employees? Replace fixed workspaces with flexible ones? How much should you provide so that everyone can work comfortably?
If so, we advise you to snoop around in the large collection of office chairs at JM Bruneau. Here, you will find office chairs in all sizes and price ranges, for a comfortable and healthy position. Are you organizing a special event or a meeting with a large group of customers? Or have you hired temporarily extra employees? In that case, you are certainly searching for low-cost office chairs. Jm Bruneau offers you extra comfortable chairs, in order to avoid back injuries. You can also check out the budget chairs, they are the perfect solution for temporary use. Nevertheless, a lot of people don’t really know which is the correct manner to sit in an office chair. That’s why we give you here some tips for adopting the right posture in an office chair.
Modern offices are mostly organised in the form of open spaces, which causes the traditional separation between the different work spaces to fall away. Those open spaces are definitely a step forwards, but only on condition that a few rules of thumb are taken into consideration. Some advantages of the open-plan office that spring to mind are: stronger team spirit, more effortless operations on joint projects, stronger form of communication, etc.
So your company is moving. Whether it’s simply moving one of the departments of the organisation to a different floor or taking the entire company to a new location, the disruption to the functioning of your company has to be kept to a minimum. That is why you should use a professional moving company who can ensure that you will be able to get to work immediately in your new location.
It often occurs that clients buy storage racks and afterwards they claim that the wooden shelves were not delivered with. These shelves however have to be ordered in addition. It also happens that the client does not like the visual… There is indeed a difference in the application goals: are they to put in a public place or in a storing space? The information underneath should help you in making the right choice. There are basically 3 kinds of warehouse racks:
We advise you to purchase your office furniture at an expert. Since 50 years JM Bruneau sells an extensive range of high quality and affordable office furniture to professional users overall in Europe.
A modern office is expected to be warm and cosy, so that visitors have a comfortable feeling the moment they step into the entrance hall. Organising the office space is therefore very important. A couple of modern, high-quality paintings, for example, can work wonders. Neither should you forget the plants, lighting, frames with useful information on the company, etc.
A pleasant workplace is more than an ergonomic worktable and a comfortable office chair. Have you ever thought about putting plants in your office? We have created this list of the pros and cons!
You want to buy or change a printer, but, unfortunately, you don’t know exactly which model meets all your needs. Here, you will find some advice, in order to make the right choice.
There are very many benefits to an open-plan office. The traditional office from the past - with its enclosed spaces and strict divisions - was anything but focused on efficient communication. Whoever urgently needed one of the colleagues to discuss something was guaranteed a few minutes’ walk. Those walks cost time, and time - we all know - costs money. That is where the idea of an open-plan office with sound-absorbing screens started.
Daylight is as changeable as the weather. That’s why you have no choice but provide extra artificial light in your office. In order to reconcile atmosphere and functionality, you need to carefully plan the lighting at the office. We will guide you to the right office lighting in three steps.
When fatigue strikes during work standing behind a standing desk, you want to rest. However, with an anti-fatigue mat that is no longer necessary!
Fatigue symptoms are in the past with the anti-fatigue mats of JM Bruneau. They are perfect to use for standing employees or for behind a standing desk. It will ensure a higher comfort on a hard surface and will lower the fatigue of the employees. In short, a must have for all standing employees: the anti-fatigue mat!
Pictures, business cards, signalization sheets, etc. Several documents live longer with a protective laminated cover. However, it is not always easy to find a device and laminating sleeves that completely meet your requirements.
These days, it is very trendy to get inspiration from fashion mouvements out of the past. Even on the office floor, you can find more and more retro accents. Uncommon shapes, reinvented materials and unique shades will bring new life in the configuration of your office.
Whiteboards make many people spontaneously think of their school days. That is only logical, because it is thanks to these whiteboards that we learned to read and write. There are many models on the market: the range varies from small and large models used in schools, including mobile and tilting boards to wall-mounted boards.