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Hate the open office? Think it’s too loud? Enter the ‘phone booth.’
Hate the open office? Think it’s too loud? Enter the ‘phone booth.’  Chicago Tribune | June 19, 2019

As Generation Z starts entering the workforce, office interior designers are creating flexible workspaces that offer the privacy young workers demand.

Do You Trust Your Employees? Your Office Might Be Telling Them Otherwise.
Do You Trust Your Employees? Your Office Might Be Telling Them Otherwise.  Entrepreneur | June 12, 2019

Workers are real people, not robots. Physical workplaces should reflect this.

In Schools, is Community as Important as Pedagogy?
In Schools, is Community as Important as Pedagogy?  Metropolis | May 28, 2019

Through a research initiative and a recently completed elementary school installation, furniture manufacturer KI is beginning to uncover the connections between interpersonal connections and learning.

KI appoints Brian Krenke to succeed Dick Resch as Green Bay furniture manufacturer's CEO
KI appoints Brian Krenke to succeed Dick Resch as Green Bay furniture manufacturer's CEO  Green Bay Press Gazette | May 7, 2019

Commercial furniture manufacturer KI has named President Brian Krenke its new chief executive officer.  

The best way to use a standing desk — and what to buy to maximize the benefits
The best way to use a standing desk — and what to buy to maximize the benefits  NBC News BETTER | April 24, 2019

A standing desk shouldn't replace sitting, but complement it. Here's the right way to use one, plus accessories to make it even more effective.

When Will K-12 Classrooms Scrap Those Age-Old, Rigid Desk-Chairs?
When Will K-12 Classrooms Scrap Those Age-Old, Rigid Desk-Chairs?  Edweek Market Brief | April 1, 2019

Remember that little desk/chair combo used by millions of students—and maybe even you—in school? There are rumblings that they’re on their way out.

KI Sales Rep Wins Leadership Award from Northeast Florida Commercial Real Estate Group
KI Sales Rep Wins Leadership Award from Northeast Florida Commercial Real Estate Group  Business of Furniture | March 27, 2019

KI Sales representative Allison Brown received the Developing Leader of the Year award from the NAIOP.

Mobile Furniture Makes for Engaged Minds
Mobile Furniture Makes for Engaged Minds  School Planning & Management | March 1, 2019

Buffalo Grove High School in Illinois was selected for KI's Ruckus Grant Program to measure how furniture impacts student learning.

Making a Case (and Chairs, and Desks), for Employee Ownership
Making a Case (and Chairs, and Desks), for Employee Ownership  IndustryWeek | January 10, 2019

KI Furniture started an ESOP in 2006–boosting profits, retention and engagement.

To better treat patients, hospitals should keep the family close
To better treat patients, hospitals should keep the family close  Tampa Bay Times | January 2, 2019

An analysis of multiple studies conducted by Yale University researchers found that social interaction helps patients recovering from coronary artery disease or bypass surgery.

Five workplace predictions for 2019
Five workplace predictions for 2019  The Washington Post | January 1, 2019

We asked several experts on workplace technology, data, compensation and other issues to make predictions on the likely-but-not-obvious trends they believe will take hold, the challenges managers will face and the new perks employees could see.