NBS Blog: Productivity

July 13, 2021

“Flex Zone” Adapts to Meet the Needs of Today…and Tomorrow

Every organization goes through change. With the “Flex Zone,” NBS created a versatile space that better meets the needs of our people today while retaining flexibility for modifications in the near term and the future.

Bring them back together with ancillary spaces

March 15, 2021

Ancillary Spaces: Bring Them Back to Something Better

Many office workers have gotten used to working in some pretty homey environments over the last year—in many cases, their actual homes. As they come back to the office, ancillary spaces with home-like touches can go a long way towards making the workplace return more comfortable. But how do you make these shared spaces safe […]

January 27, 2021

To Get People Back to the Office, Focus on Safety First

For workers to feel enthusiastic about their return to a shared work environment, managers have to start thinking about the fundamentals—starting with safety.

January 6, 2021

Tips to Improve Your Work From Home Experience

Shared by Jennifer Ramon, NBS Human Resources Administrator   We have all had our struggles with adapting to working from home, whether it involves technology, our working environment or just missing the interaction with other team members. Here are some ideas to improve your work from home experience: When you need to get heads-down / […]

June 24, 2020

NBS has Returned to the Office Because Space Still Matters!

As governments begin to lift stay-at-home restrictions, organizations are planning, and even starting, to welcome their employees back into the office. A big consideration is around the speed at which people should be brought back to the workplace – and this is being done with a greater emphasis on employee wellbeing and safety. For many, […]

June 11, 2020

Purchasing Solutions to Support Working From Home

The coronavirus pandemic forced much of the workforce to work from home full time and it’s a new reality organizations are coming to terms with. Some of us were experienced and equipped to make this transition, but many of us were thrown into this new way of working without the proper office set up we […]

March 26, 2020

3 Ways to Keep Remote Teams Connected

Excerpts taken from Steelcase’s 360 articles on remote working – Breaking Down the Distance Barrier and Suddenly Working from Home? As businesses around the country respond to the global health crisis and put measures in place to keep their employees safe, the ability to work remotely has become more important than ever. The challenge is […]

February 24, 2020

5 Reasons to Update The Firmware on Your Barco ClickShare

To keep your Barco ClickShare unit as powerful, efficient and user-friendly as possible, software updates are often necessary. Upgrading to the latest firmware ensures your ClickShare unit remains secure and compatible with the latest devices and technology. Barco ClickShare products are designed with security, privacy and confidentiality in mind, and with every quarterly software release, […]

October 30, 2019

NBS Showroom Renovation: The Big Reveal!

We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of our Troy headquarters renovation for 2019. Walking through the front doors the space takes on a whole new life – color, texture, architectural elements and a variety of worksettings greet you. The expansion and renovation began earlier this year to support our growing team and consolidation of […]

May 23, 2019

Troy Showroom Renovation: 90 Day Progress

Work on our showroom expansion began in February—and at ninety days into the project, we are wrapping up the second phase of our renovation. This included a 4,000 sq. ft. buildout into our existing warehouse by our own NBS Construction Team.   Over the last few months, they have been working diligently demolishing walls, adding […]

November 1, 2018

The Benefits of Integrating Architecture + Furniture + Technology

The Benefits of Integrating Architecture + Furniture + Technology At NBS we believe that the skillful integration of Architecture, Furniture and Technology (AFT) can enhance how people perform, increase their engagement in their work and lead to improved business results. We have built our business and approach to the workplace around this principle. It takes […]

June 20, 2018

Top Trend at NeoCon Makes You Feel Like a Super Hero

Shared by David Overberg, NBS Director of Business Development   NeoCon 2018 was the year of the “Phone Booth” In 1978, the world was introduced to Superman on the big screen. As we remember from the movie, and many variations of the original since, when Clark Kent needed to get ready for his other day […]

March 22, 2018

3 Easy Ways To Encourage Employee Innovation

Innovation is more vital than ever to running a successful company. Not only does innovation provide the basis for generating unique business strategies, it offers a way for companies to gain an edge in entering new markets and creating groundbreaking products. No matter where you go in the business world, there’s no escaping the new buzz […]

January 23, 2018

Designing for People, Technology, and Place

The workplace is changing. We can no longer create the same spaces and expect different results. Multi-generations are working together, technology is evolving, and organizations are looking to get the most out of their real estate. Today’s workplace needs an ecosystem of spaces designed to adapt and evolve over time, optimizing real estate while fostering […]

January 17, 2018

Meeting on Video: Web Conference vs. Videoconference

Meeting through live video is becoming an important tool for companies to connect.  According to Polycom’s global survey, 92% of workers surveyed believe that video collaboration technology helps improve relationships and fosters better teamwork. It’s part of the current trend towards smaller huddle rooms and the growing number of employees who work remotely.  So what’s […]

October 9, 2017

Having a Creative Space Can Make You More Productive

Today’s modern business world is changing. Along with advancement in technology, there is a greater emphasis on the value of creativity as a means to generate efficiency and productivity. With the focus of companies turned toward how they can boost their employees’ creativity, it’s more important than ever to incorporate creative work environments  into the […]

NBS Steelcase Answer System Upgrades

October 25, 2016

Game Changing Upgrades for Steelcase’s Answer System

Multiple Options, Major Impact When’s the last time you upgraded your workspace? If you’d like to give your current Answer Panel System a functional boost, and at the same time make your office a more interesting place to work, than check out these three brilliant ideas. Back Painted Glass Skins are beautiful and beneficial. They […]

October 5, 2016

Privacy: Thinking Beyond Four Walls

Shared by Workplace Specialist, Jessica Merchant Most of my career has been client facing. Meeting with clients weekly and hosting them at work events or other social engagements. I am a mobile worker in a sales role, I must be an extrovert, right? Well, I am not. While I have similar qualities of an ambivert […]

May 11, 2016

Tips for a Successful Collaborative Space

Shared by Senior Designer, Jennifer Newton Businesses today want to be more innovative and collaborative, but what does that mean and how is it achieved?  Integrating technology into a collaborative workspace has become far more complex than just plugging into a projector. Understanding a company’s culture, environment and security needs, are necessary when designing an […]

March 28, 2016

Coworking Advantages for Large Companies

Today’s hottest talent and top minds value the culture at their startups and are staying put, placing larger companies at risk of missing out on all that these fresh thinkers have to offer. What can be done? One answer: infusing coworking and elements of startup culture into your business. A recent article from turnstone featured […]

October 29, 2015

Here’s Why Nature Means Business

Bringing the Outside In is a Powerful Boost for Productivity When nature makes its way into the workplace, interesting things happen. According to Professor Sir Cary Cooper, an expert on workplace wellbeing, “Workspaces that incorporate nature allow for more effortless attention, are less mentally draining, and may restore our mental capacity.” If that sounds a […]

September 29, 2015

Do Goldfish Have a Longer Attention Span Than You?

The myth of multitasking and what to do about it Here’s a shocking statistic: A 2013 study, by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, reports the average attention span has fallen to just 8 seconds. It gets worse. The same study says goldfish have an attention span of 9 seconds! With all of the interruptions […]

April 22, 2015

Who Needs a “Lunchroom” Anymore?

How to get more from the space you already have. The disconnect between where and how people work today, and the traditional lunchroom, makes you wonder if a dedicated space just for eating still makes sense. Think about it. Most lunchrooms sit idle much of the day because they don’t function as workspaces. At the […]

February 23, 2015

Color as a Workplace Strategy

An Easy Upgrade for an Aging Workspace Which color do you think is most likely to stimulate imagination and brainstorming? Which ones are best at supporting detail-oriented thinking? Or which color is most likely to induce relaxation? Research has shown a room’s color can have a profound effect on its occupants. So not only is […]