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How Different Types of Seating Can Motivate Your Employees

By | Office Best Practices, Office Space Design

In an era where good help is hard to find, it’s more important than ever to keep your employees happy and motivated. And while you may think that the answer lies in offering more money or perks, sometimes the simplest solution is right in front of you—literally. Of course, we’re talking about your office seating. That’s right, the type of chair or seating arrangement you have in your office can actually affect employee productivity. And while you may not be able to control everything in the workplace, making a few changes to your seating arrangements is something that’s well within…

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How to Protect Your Office and Employees as Omicron Continues to Infect

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Employers are welcoming back employees in droves to work at the office, even as the Omicron strain of COVID-19 continues to dominate. In response, many businesses are adopting several innovative measures for protection that include anything from encouraging social distancing to offering flexible work options to try and stop the spread of it and other respiratory illnesses. We’ve put together the following post on how to protect the office and employees from the Omicron strain of COVID-19. Quick Omicron Brief Nationwide cases of coronavirus cases are decreasing in the U.S., except for Omicron, which is only decreasing in some states….

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How to Design a Dog Friendly Office — And Why

By | Office Best Practices, Office Space Design

Having pets at work is becoming all the rage. Though the policy is generally associated with hip startups or animal-centric businesses, the workplace perk of allowing pets is beginning to spread into the mainstream. Welcoming four-legged office mates undoubtedly brings unique challenges into the work environment, but evidence suggests it may be worth the hurdles. Benefits of a Dog Friendly Office People love their dogs — according to a recent survey, over 54 million American households have a dog, and 65 percent of those regard their pet as a member of the family. People are happier when they can be…

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10 Tips for How to Get Back to Work After the Holidays

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2018 is here, and the time to get back to work is nigh. Often, we take time to reflect on the previous year and figure out what we want to do to make the new year greater than before. Even more often, we’re returning from vacation wishing, honestly, that it would never end! But, we at Saraval Industries think that what is key to making your 2018 a great one is creating a new perspective for yourself. Here are ten suggestions for how you can make 2018 a year of making yourself anew, from jazzing up the office space to…

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Why Buy Used or Pre-Owned Office Furniture

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Why Buy Pre-Owned? First and foremost, Saraval warehouses a large number of complete workstations and used trading desks along with monitor arms & file pedestals in an effort to provide immediate delivery of a complete multi-monitor trading desk. There’s no doubt that new trading desks and technical furniture is expensive. Many small and medium sized businesses simply can’t afford to buy new. Buying pre-owned is much more cost effective, saving up to 80%.  You can see the used desks for sale that we currently offer. Saraval can customize the look of your project by manufacturing new end panels in the color…

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What are the Major Drivers of Unethical Managerial Behavior?

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In any business organization, ethics is of the utmost importance. Business ethics is what helps members of an organization – from c-suite and executive level players to entry-level employees – determine whether an action is positive or negative for the employer. But, unethical managerial behavior is an issue that can irreparably harm an organization, both internally and externally. Which are the drivers of unethical managerial behavior? Everyone has a reason for doing what they do, and unethical business practices are often perpetrated for some type of personal gain. Some of the drivers of unethical managerial behavior include:      Profit…

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The Cons of Standing Desks

By | General, Office Best Practices, Office Space Design

Several months back, we explored the benefits of standing desks. But, as with everything good, there is always a bad side. Some time back, the craze around standing desks lit the furniture and office design world alight. Scores of people started flocking to the standing desk, believing it was a revolution in office work life. Read about the craze: 7 Benefits of a Standing Desk – Healthline.com As stated above, the news about standing desks isn’t all good. From different types of back pain to muscle fatigue, there are definitely negative aspects of this furniture craze. Read below some of…

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How to Create a Multiple Monitor Setup with 2 or More Displays

By | Office Best Practices, Office Space Design

For high-powered computer users – regardless of the industry – having multiple screens can help increase productivity and give you an edge on how you’re perceiving your projects. This is especially true for traders, dispatch,  and control room operators. Having multiple monitors is important because you can dedicate a full screen to multiple tasks. Often, people will display different parts of the same process on multiple screens to cut down on having to switch back and forth between screens. We’ve put together a quick guide on how to set up multiple screens on one computer. This includes the hardware you’ll…

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Can I Claim Office Furniture On My Taxes?

By | Office Best Practices, Taxes

When building your office, every penny counts. All business owners know that one can claim expenses on their taxes, which help to boost net profits and lower your tax bill. The way this works is through tax deductions. Essentially, you take the price of a deductible expense from your gross profits – what happens is you are taxed on what is left over after deductions. The creation of your office opens up many opportunities for tax deductions. Many expenses that are required for the running and open of your business are deductible, such as rent, supplies, and more. Office furniture…

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Small Habits to Adopt for a More Productive 2017

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Being productive throughout the workday is something that many professionals struggle with, especially those in a high-pressure career like investment banking. Juggling many tasks at once while various deadlines loom can stress us out to the point that we become overwhelmed and burnt out, struggling to accomplish even our most basic responsibilities. Creating lasting change in our lives when it comes to productivity can be a daunting idea. Doing things the same way day after day and year after year gets us into deep grooves that are tough to get out of. However, adopting minor, manageable new productivity habits throughout…

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