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Top 5 Office Furniture Designs for 2016

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There has been plenty of research and studies into the office furniture and productivity arena. It’s great to see that CEOs and managers are coming to terms with the importance of creating the right working environment for employees.

At the same time, it’s good to know what is in season or what’s set to be popular for furniture designs. How so? To keep managers on their feet and ensuring they create optimal working spaces with up-to-date features.

In fact, many of the research papers done around working spaces have influenced the hottest trends in office furniture for 2016. Want to know what they are?! Here are some of the hottest office furniture trends. You can use this as your guide when shopping for furniture at shops such as BT Office Furniture.

The 5 Hottest Office Furniture Trends 

  1. Hidden Wires

Whether this is achieved by more innovatively designed desks that cater to organised wire arrangements or a snazzy product to get those pesky wires out of the way, its happening in 2016! To prevent work spaces and desktops looking messy and disorganised, this trend will aim to keep wires hidden and offices looking cleaner.

  1. The homey feel trend 

Work spaces are getting homier! Which means offices have welcoming furniture fit for a residential home more than your traditional office space. You will start seeing wooden desks that remind you of kitchen tables at home with a colourful palette instead of the conventional monotone vibes. As you can see with this office colour psychology guide, a carefully selected choice of colours can make a huge difference to the productivity and creativity of employees. 

  1. More of the outside in the office

Nature has always impacted design in the on world of humans. Now it’s having a big impact on the office space too. You will begin to see wooden installations and floral fabrics floating around the office. More plants will be cropping up and works of art that display nature. Normally, nature and offices have been far removed from each other in the past but this year, nature is making a comeback! 

  1. Convertible desks

Yup, your workstation might be convertible in 2016. With various brands realising that it’s nothing special to sit or stand at your desk now, they are adapting to the growing need. People are discovering that standing and working is not only better for your physiology and posture, but it makes a break from the norm.

So the furniture will expand and change with the growing needs of employees in this department. This goes for seating during meetings too. Sometimes staff won’t want to sit for the entire hour (or sometimes 3! You know how meetings go…), so the 2016 chair may be very different from what you are used to. 

  1. Special areas especially for chilling!

Designated lounging areas are gonna’ be big for 2016 and it’s a change we are welcoming with open arms! Mangers and CEOs are recognising the need for employees to unwind and take a complete step back from what they are doing. This is particularly the case in high-stress environments and let’s face it, which office isn’t these days! So expect to see more sofas, bean bags, coffee areas, grass patches and more to facilitate relaxed collaboration and a calmer ambience.

We hope you have enjoyed our discussion about 2016’s hot office trends! Any suggestions you want to add? Share it to us in the comments section.

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Trump Comments on Stock Market’s latest drop – says it’s ‘peanuts’

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Trump says Tuesday’s market drop is ‘peanuts’

President Donald Trump played down the stock market’s losses on Tuesday as “peanuts” when compared with the importance of striking a good deal with China and the gains since his election.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average “was about 16,000 or 15,000 and now it’s almost at 30,000,” Trump said at the NATO summit in London. “It’s going to be at 30,000.”

“If the stock market goes up or down — I don’t watch the stock market. I watch jobs. Jobs are what I watch,” he added. Today’s move is “peanuts compared to — we have picked up record numbers so that’s OK. That’s the way I feel.”

The major stock indexes slid Tuesday after Trump said he thinks it would be a good idea to delay signing a trade deal with China after the 2020 presidential election. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 450 points at its lows on Tuesday, led lower by trade-vulnerable AppleCaterpillar and 3M.

“In some ways, I like the idea of waiting until after the election for the China deal, but they want to make a deal now, and we will see whether or not the deal is going to be right,” Trump told reporters before U.S. markets opened Tuesday. When asked if he had a deal deadline, he added: “I have no deadline, no. … In some ways, I think it is better to wait until after the election if you want to know the truth.”

Despite his assurances that he doesn’t watch the market’s daily moves, Trump often tweets within hours of when the U.S. equity market reaches an all-time high. He has tweeted the keyword “stock market” 107 times since his inauguration

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11 kids quotes we’re all feeling

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Ok so there’s always that time when you just wish so bad you could straight up say whats on your mind, but you know you really shouldn’t, so you don’t. Well leave it up to kids to say exactly what you’re feeling, no hesitation or regret. Check out these kids quotes that say everything you wish you could!

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How to become a better businessman in 6 steps; Priceless advice from Entrepreneurs

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Become a better businessman in 6 steps following this priceless advice from accomplished entrepreneurs.

  1. “Do something you’re very passionate about, and don’t try to chase what is the hot passion of the day.”

    Jeff Bezos accentuates having passion for what you are doing, because if you don’t love it you are much more likely to give up. It’s hard to take an idea and turn it into reality, especially by yourself or when people whom you respect tell you it can’t be done. The passion and love you give to your project will determine it’s success rate over time.

    Jeff Bezos Become a better businessman

  2. “Don’t let people who you may respect and who you believe know what they are talking about tell you that it can’t be done.”

    Pierre Omidyar continues to say that often they will tell you it can’t be done and that’s only because they don’t have the courage to try it.

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  3. “If you know exactly who you want to be, you need to spend as much time [as possible] with people that are actually that already.”


    This advice from Gary Vaynerchuk is actually priceless when it comes to success in the business world. Think as well “It’s not what you know but who you know,” and surround yourself with people you look up to. Human’s adapt to their surroundings quickly, and soon you won’t just want to be an entrepreneur, you will also know how to act like one.

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  4. “Come up with 10 new ideas every day.”


    Coming up with at least 10 new ideas every day will keep your “idea muscle” in shape, which is critical for an entrepreneur in order to keep going and stay ahead of the fast paced business world. James Altucher continues to say that once you’ve done this for about 6 months you will be an idea machine. New ideas keep passionate projects alive and ensure growth in every direction.

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  5. Realize that, “naturally, nobody is interested in your ideas. You have to persuade them, and you have to show them that you are the one person out there that can do it.”



    Robert Greene, an American author known for his books on strategy, also says that “no one is really going to help you or give you direction.” Realizing this sooner than others will give you a head start and the ability to stop looking for recognition in others. Instead, you can focus on your passion project and make it perfect, and the world will not be able to ignore it.


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  6. “Don’t think about ‘how do I get big fast.’ That will happen if you build something meaningful and important.”




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    Danae Ringelmann’s advice is not something to skip. If you rush your ideas or your product you will be relying on luck more than anything to create success for you. While luck is certainly involved in alot of things, relying on it or betting on it to ‘get big fast’ doesn’t help you become a better businessman. Being proud of what you create, instilling passion into your work, and working hard will ensure success more than anything.


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