Office Trends to Support Houston’s Diverse Workforce

Office Trends to Support Houston’s Diverse Workforce

Office Trends to Support Houston’s Diverse Workforce

 

Although we are proud to service markets across the nation, WorkSpace Resource does most of our business right here at home in Houston. And why not?

In recent years, Houston has continued to grow into a vibrant and diverse city that attracts a variety of new companies from a diverse base of industries. Business friendly policies have attracted companies to expand and even relocate their headquarters into Houston. Once dominated by the Oil & Gas sector, Houston has become a leader in a number of other industry sectors including Manufacturing & Technology, Aerospace & Aviation, Biotechnology & Life Sciences, and Distribution & Logistics. As for Headquarters, Houston currently ranks third among areas with twenty-six Fortune 500 companies based here.

As a company who supports the growth and expansion of other companies, it’s safe to say that we love Houston!

As the cities industry sector continues to develop and adapt to new types of employees, so does the standard for office environments. Here are 3 trends that we are noticing in Houston office spaces.

1. “Resimercial” Work Spaces – Houston’s relaxed zoning regulations allow commercial and residential to co-exist easily. Throughout Houston you will find businesses who take this a step further, even as far as converting residential homes into office space. Even commercial spaces are trending toward a more relaxed style by opting for furniture with a more residential feel. With as much time as employees are spending in the office these days, it creates a more approachable and comfortable space that keeps everyone’s eyes off the clock.

2. Unique designs – Many new companies that have expanded into Houston are taking the opportunity to use unique designs to support a people-focused culture. For example, the headquarters for Houston-based company Mattress Firm has amenities such as nap rooms, arcade games, swings, and a coffee bar. Additionally, companies are designing flexible spaces and open floor plans that allow for expansion, adaptation and change as growth continues.

3. Diversity of spaces – The variety of industries also brings a variety of employees to Houston, each with different needs and preferences for their workspace. Even within a single company, people occupying different roles may have differing needs. For example, many studies show that while innovation and creativity thrive in open workspaces, productivity still thrives in private work areas. For this reason, a marketing employee may prefer to spend time in a more collaborative area, while an accounting employee may need a more quiet space. Houston companies have responded to these needs by focusing on creating a diversity of spaces, including meeting rooms, private work areas, places to socialize and outdoor spaces.

 

WorkSpace Resource is your source for the highest quality new and used office furniture with professional service that will help you find the perfect combination for your office space. Offering a full line of office furniture, including chairs, tables, desks, cubicles, and storage systems, we can provide an endless number of possibilities for any budget to help you transform your workspace into a reflection of your vision. Call us today to start the design process!

Houston & Beyond – WorkSpace Resource heads West to install new furniture for Goldwater Bank

Houston & Beyond – WorkSpace Resource heads West to install new furniture for Goldwater Bank

 

WorkSpace Resource has a great reputation for providing and installing high-quality office furniture in the Houston area and across the state of Texas, but did you know that we also do work beyond our great state lines?

 

Last weekend, our President James Strole hit the road for Walnut Creek, California to supervise the installation of a new office for Goldwater Bank. The beautiful new location was furnished with 12 AIS DiVi workstations, helping to maximize their space and minimize their expense. The private offices were done in Clear Design, providing a fresh modern look at a high value.

 

 

 

AIS DiVi

DiVi is designed to be the most cost-efficient monolithic and segmented panel system on the market. DiVi’s flexibility makes it perfect for every application, making it easy to create sophisticated environments using segmented insert panels. This system also offers quarter-glass and half-glass insert panels with standard lead times, giving you the option to create an increasingly open environment while maintaining a level of privacy.

 

 

Clear Design Blade

The BLADE Bench Desking System was designed by Clear Design to meet the more efficient, more evolved ways of today’s world. It embodies the advancement in today’s workforce and increases productivity, efficiency, and sustainability all while providing cost savings over traditional options. The BLADE system has evolved into a versatile solution that can be used in applications from training rooms, executive offices, command centers, call centers and as effective replacement for traditional panel systems.

Houston is our home, but we love working on out-of-state projects. Next time you have a large project, whether it’s in Houston, San Francisco, Boston, or anywhere in between, contact WorkSpace Resource for an exceptional experience. WorkSpace Resource specializes in design, project management, delivery and installation, pre-owned and rental furniture, warehousing and so much more! Let us know how we can help you make your next project a success.

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